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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Why do I get right-sided chest pains when I sleep on my side?
Query: Hello doctor, I used to have right-sided chest pains, only when I sleep on my side. But since today, I feel a constant pain in my chest. Why am I having constant chest pain? Should I be worried? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. Right-sided chest pain could be due to a muscle catch, pleurisy, gastritis, lung infection, stones in the gallbladder, and liver problem. I need more information on the pain, Since how long it is paining? How is the pain? Is it burn... Read Full »
I have chest soreness and radiating pain.Is this due to pleurisy or costochondritis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old, otherwise healthy (as far as I know) female. I was a smoker earlier. No history of heart disease. My mother has COPD, but has been a long time smoker. Two and a half weeks ago, I went on a hayride with my sons. I have a short stature. To get on and off the hayrid... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right, muscular pain will not last so long. Pleurisy: It is an inflammation of the outer covering of lungs.It is most commonly caused by infections in which condition there will be fever which is not present in your case.Rarely it can also be caused by chest tr... Read Full »
What causes flattening of the diaphragm?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 52 years old. He has never smoked and is currently training for a half marathon. He is very fit. For a couple of years, he is suffering from mild asthma and using Ventolin inhaler. For the past few months, he is suffering from chronic cough and that sounds like an asthmatic ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your husband's x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows stable hyperinflation. It means his lungs are over distended (mildly) with air. This is the result of his asthma. More than asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for chronic dry cough.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from chronic dry cough originating primarily in bronchial area. I feel fatigue, vertigo, lack of appetite and periodic nausea. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic cough since long time suggests some allergic condition like asthma. For proper diagnosis you should do a chest x-ray and spirometry test. Other symptoms can be suggestive of some infective cause like tuberculosis. So, ultimately after an x-ray and spirometry... Read Full »
I feel sudden chest discomfort and breathlessness. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl of 20. My height is 167 cm and weight is 75 kg. Over the past one week, I am having high discomfort and pain in my right chest when I breathe. The pain radiates to the right shoulder and right arm too. When I sneeze or blow my nose up, the pain is severe. I cannot explain this... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have a history of frequent chest infections in the past, which were associated with wheezing, secretions and fever as well, I would suggest you to consult a pulmonologist or a chest physician in person. Your symptom of chest pain, which increases on deep respi... Read Full »
I feel my chest is painful and swollen sometimes. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor,Some times my chest is swelled, and some times it is normal. If I pressed that it is hard and gives pain. What could it be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your age, there must not be any cardiac anomalies. But we should also rule out, as sedentary lifestyle nowadays. Need for a proper description for swelling like size, when increase or decrease, soft, hard, pulsatile, any associated symptoms or not, pain,... Read Full »
Can you interpret these notes on the ECG for me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have a resting heart rate in the 70's when sitting, but it jumps to 120 to 130 when I stand. Doing dishes gets me to 160's. I tend to black out when I stand up for a few seconds. I have fainted five or more times. My doctor performed an electrocardiogram, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) shows that your heart has enlarged and has signs of SVT (supraventricular tachycardia). SVT is caused by a defect in transmitting electrical activity from the top of your heart to the bottom. When your heart beats fast, it does not have ... Read Full »
I am a 33-year-old female; my doctor has advised me to take an apicolordotic view of the chest. Please explain what does this mean?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I recently had a chest X-ray done, and there were opacities in my right infraclavicular region. The doctor has advised me to undergo an X-ray with an apicolordotic view. I did not understand what they meant by that. Kindly explain it to me. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, your chest x-ray PA (posteroanterior) view report says that suspicious opacities are noted in the right infraclavicular region (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). These could represent a lung pathology like an infection, or sometimes shadows ... Read Full »
Does a headache, nose block, and ear block indicate sinus infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cold for just over a week. I have woken up this morning with a headache that throbs with each movement. I blew my nose to find blood in it, and my ear feels all blocked. Could this mean my sinuses are infected? And is it worth seeing a doctor? Or will they not give me anythin... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having upper respiratory tract infection, that might be in the form of sinusitis, bronchitis, or rhinitis. I suggest you get the following tests done:Auscultation. CBC (complete blood count). Nose and ear examination by rhinoscopy and otoscopy.You will be given a ... Read Full »
Can a breathing treatment before a chest X-ray mask my lung cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. Can a breathing treatment given before a chest x-ray, hide lung cancer? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query. Please find my observations below. Breathing treatments like nebulizers will not hide any suspected lung cancer when given before taking a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray is a basic investigation used to screen the lungs field and heart and usu... Read Full »