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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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Why is there a loss of 11 lbs weight in one year?

Query: Hi doctor,I have lost 11 lbs in one year. I also have hair loss. I do not know the problem behind it. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having a weight loss of 11 lbs in one year. It can be due to anxiety, over-exercise, and due to less food intake than a requirement. You can rule out such a common cause if it is present. If this is not the issue, then investigate with serum TSH (thyroid stimula...  Read Full »

My grandmother has severe chest pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is 68 years old. She has a habit of drinking almost every evening, but not too much. For the past three days, she has had this acute pain in her back area right below her shoulders and has spread to the front of her chest. She has lost appetite and has not eaten much in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A raised white blood count indicates the possibility of infection, while pain in the chest may indicate involvement of the lungs or heart. To determine the cause of her symptoms, I recommend conducting a chest X-ray and an electrocardiogram (EKG) to rule out any lung or ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to treat wheezing with routine management?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 9 year old and developed the problem of wheezing when he was 3 years old. My father is asthmatic and I had wheezing when I was a kid (2-3 years of age). We were residing in an area where the industrial pollution is very high and he used to get wheezing more frequently the...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I am replying to your main 3 questions as follows: 1. Routine management of wheezing: In my opinion, inhaled levosalbutamol (Levolin) is good for asthmatic wheezing. You can give it by nebulization or by inhalers (MDI - Metered Dose Inhaler) with spac...  Read Full »

Why does my 7-year-old have breathing difficulty, cough and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7 year old daughter has difficulty in breathing. Sometimes, she also makes noise while breathing. She has frequent cough and pain in the throat. The doctor advised a few medications. There was a little relief after two days. After exemption of medicine, the breathing difficulty, cough...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The following precautions are very important for your child: Avoid cool drinks. Avoid sour fruits like lemon, orange, etc. Give steam inhalation with a drop or two of Benzoine tincture. Avoid outside food, fried food, and colored food. Gargle with warm salt water twice ...  Read Full »

Will inhaling saltwater affect the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old man with normal BMI. I inhaled salt water while swimming at the beach. Will it affect my lungs? What is the natural way to treat this?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Seawater or salt water by itself is harmless to the lungs. The worst you may get is few days of cough because of lung irritationfrom the salt present in the water. At present, if you are not having any problem then there is nothing to worry. But there are chances of yo...  Read Full »

I am suffering from chest pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am having chest pain since 15 days. My ECG & TMT reports are negative. But still I am suffering with the pain. Please suggest me the appropriate treatment.   Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chest pain might be due to many reasons other than heart problem (primarily pleuritis - swelling of the lung membrane due to infection). Get your CBC (Complete Blood Count) and chest x-ray done to rule out this cause. Do massage on the affected area with a pain relievi...  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 »

My daughter have dengue fever for four days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter has been suffering from dengue fever for the last four days, but despite taking medicines (Paracetamol and Emeset), her status has not improved. Her fever is still high, and she is also having nausea and vomiting. This is worrying me. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that your daughter's infection is unremitting. I would suggest the following tests that need to be done. 1. Blood- CBC (complete blood profile), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), liver function test (LFT), renal function test...  Read Full »

Does coughing up blood mean I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25-years-old. I am a smoker, and I have smoked for five years. My issue was four months ago. I got my chest X-ray, and it was normal. Then I gave up smoking for three months then again smoked for 1.5 months, but before five months, I smoked 15 cigarettes. After some days on, I was...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not usually worry this type of dry cough is due to allergy, environmental pollution, change in weather, etc. And smoking will usually worsen it. But you told that X-ray chest was normal that is a good thing. The worrying things are if in case you are suffering fro...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy after a ladder fell on my head. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,A heavy ladder fell on my head. Then, dizziness occurred twice and I have some constant chest pain in the middle of the chest. Also, I am feeling chest heaviness. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishnananth P.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Falling heavy objects on the head can result in a range of conditions, from simple headache and hematomas to internal brain structure injuries. It is important to examine yourself for any depressions on the scalp. If you experience symptoms such as vomiting, visual distu...  Read Full »

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