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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Query: Hi doctor, I had a chest x-ray for medical examination. The doctor asked me to take the x-ray twice. These days, I am suffering from cold and throat pain. Will it affect my result? Earlier I had some allergy, but nowadays I did not have that problem. Is it a serious problem to consider? Please guid... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is an opaque small mass that could be just a normal blood vessel or an abscess or a cystic mass. But in order to confirm, you need an MRI scan of your chest. The cold and throat pain are not the cause of these opacities. For further information consult an internal ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My entire left arm is paining. I feel like the nerves pop when I finish playing the flute. I went to a dance practice, and my hand was purple, and after I massaged it, it went back to its normal color. What is causing this? What can I do to fix it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can happen due to a thoracic outlet syndrome or a cervical rib, which can cause compression of nerves and blood vessels and lead to pain and discoloration of the arm and hand. So, I suggest you try doing the following. Get an x-ray of the chest. You need to develop y... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 cultur... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I want to know whether a chest X-ray can show left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest X-ray cannot show left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). If your left ventricle remains enlarged, it shows as an enlarged heart shadow on the chest X-ray. ECG (electrocardiogram) can show findings of LVH but echocardiography is the best way to diagnose LVH. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is having constant chest pain and stomach ache. His hemoglobin level is 6.20 mg/dL; platelet count is 598000 per mcL and ESR is 60 mm/hour. What is causing his symptoms? I am attaching my uncle's blood reports. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your uncle's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your uncle's hemoglobin is low, and platelet count is raised. A peripheral smear examination has to be done. If the peripheral smear is suspicious, then further workup needs to be... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a pain, which starts on the right lower back. It hurts when I breathe and also when I stand, sit and sleep. I know that is not kidney stones. But, I do not know what it is. I am a 45 year old female. My weight is 190. I am not on any regular medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. Pain over the back while breathing need to be evaluated thoroughly. In most of the cases, it is caused some minor condition like sprained rib or some contusion of rib caused by minor trauma or fall. Al... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a persistent cough with phlegm, chest pain, exhaustion after a short duration and nodules in the right lung. The x-ray revealed that signs of atelectasis are present. After using three different types of medicine and steroid inhaler, the symptoms are still present. The most recent... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the CT scan report that you had done. The x-rays are showing nodules; hence, it might be pneumonic consolidations that should be considered first rather than directly thinking about malignancy. Sputum cytology and examination study should be done i... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 signifi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 51 kilograms 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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