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Chest X- Ray

A radiograph using a small dose of ionizing radiation, to produce images of the lungs, heart, and the chest wall is called a chest X-ray. It is the most common imaging diagnostic test done. It helps to identify conditions like pneumonia, emphysema, and cancer.

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Is Morning Phlegm With Blood Related To Allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am allergic to pollen and I am suffering from hay fever. I have been sneezing because of it. In the mornings I see a bit of phlegm with a little bit of red blood in it. Also, it is seen only in the morning. Is it related to allergy or something to worry about? I am reasonably healthy an...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is related to your allergy. Sometimes, excessive sneezing can cause capillary bleeding. There is no need to worry as it only occurs in the morning and is associated with sneezing. To manage your symptoms, try to avoid contact with pollen. I recommend using antihis...  Read Full »

I have stabbing pain in the lower left back after coughing up with phlegm. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male weighing 76 kg and 5.10 feet tall. Since the past month, I have been having issues with my chest. When I wake up in the morning, I cough up a lot of clear and white phlegm and get a stabbing pain in my lower left back. I am suffering from loss of appetite and often fall short ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A productive cough associated with shortness of breath and chest pain always indicates a need for clinical examination and appropriate special investigations as follows.Clinical examination with auscultation (using a stethoscope), Chest x-ray, Sputum specimen for culture...  Read Full »

I have a shifting sensation in my chest. Is it due to pneumothorax?

Query: Hi doctor, Before five years, I had surgery for a spontaneous pneumothorax. I am having the same sensation in my chest again where it feels like when I bend down my lung is shifting. It does not hurt, but it is very uncomfortable. I had the same feeling two years ago and went to the ER. They said th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is highly unlikely to have pneumothorax with shifting sensation and normal reports. It is possible that you may have very minimal pneumothorax which cannot be picked up on x-ray, but this will certainly will not cause this symptom. Also, it will not be s...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from dull chronic pain in the chest for the last two years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had chronic pain in my right side chest that has lasted for the past two years that travels from one point to another. Whenever I try to press on the pain, it hurts more. It is a dull pain that does not seem to get away except by taking a hot shower, and even then, I would get a som...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please give me some time. I need to see all attachments, and I will get back to you. Thanks.  Read Full »

How do I improve my issues with speaking and swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a problem in speaking and swallowing.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your chest X-ray shows some changes in the lungs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and is likely from any old infection like TB if you had it previously. It can also be from smoking if you were smoking for many years. There are certain changes in the brai...  Read Full »

How to manage dry cough that is present from a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 112.43 Ibs and a height of four feet ten inches. I have a dry cough for a week intermittently. I have a slight heaviness in the chest while breathing. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can take an X-ray of the chest in a posteroanterior view. You can do a throat swab test to rule out covid-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You can take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days, tablet Loratidine 10 mg thrice a day for...  Read Full »

My father has inhomogeneous opacity in the lung. How to treat him?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has a round inhomogeneous opacity in the right middle of the lung. He is taking Ceftum 600. How to treat him?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The prevailing cause of this condition often points to pneumonia. To address it, a course of antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin 1 g every 12 hours for 10 days is necessary. Adequate fluid intake and rest are crucial during this period. Following the antibiotic regimen, a rep...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my chest X-ray, which I took two days after thoracentesis?

Query: Hi doctor, I took chest X-ray two days after thoracentesis. I have attached for your reference. Chest X-ray shows possible air or fluid in the left pleura. Is there any visible damage to the left pleura? Is there any air or fluid there, and how much is the percentage of lung volume? If air or fluid ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the X-ray of chest PA (posteroanterior) and lateral views (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The following are the findings. First, there is a hydropneumothorax, which means fluid and air are present in th...  Read Full »

I feel pain in upper back and chest after an accidental injury to head. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some pain due to injury. Last week, I was at a construction site and marine plywood that is used for construction fell and hit me on the back of my head. My head is fine but my upper back is still in pain and chest also. I did not fall down when I was hit but the impact pushed m...  Read Full »

Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. It seems that you have suffered whiplash injuries. This is common following high energy impacts on the upper body. From the mechanism you described, it seems unlikely to sustain a fracture. However, it is very difficult ...  Read Full »

Can iron deficiency anemia cause shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26 and having iron deficiency anemia. My Hb level is 11 but ferritin 18. Sometimes, I felt shortness of breath. Now, I am taking Iron medicine but when I quit taking iron tablets, my situation gets worse with time.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can complete the course of iron medication for two to three months according to your doctor's prescription. It is not advisable to take iron tablet randomly. Usually, at 11 gm Hb level, dyspnea does not occur. For your breathlessness, I suggest you investigate w...  Read Full »

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