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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What causes persistent chest congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is dealing with continuous chest congestion and coughing with change in season. Doctor suggested Foracort 100 for two to three months with two shots in the morning and two at night after using nebulization Levolin 1.25 mg and Budecort 1 mg in the past for ches...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First off all I would suggest you to carry out chest x-ray and complete blood count to rule out lung infection like bronchitis. Foracort is a combination of Budesonide, a corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory and Formoterol, a long-acting bronchodilator, used to...  Read Full »

Why do I have intercostal strain and blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed with an intercostal strain. The symptoms are pain in the area of strain and swelling. Unfortunately, I have developed a frightening symptom where I am coughing up blood coated mucus. My father who worked as an EMT says that it is not an emergency and that I sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood in sputum should not be ignored and should be taken seriously. The causes could be bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, etc. High rate of cigarette smoking is the main underlying cause for the above mentioned pathological diseases. You have to under...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of breathlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing breathing problem for the past one week. Whenever I am trying to take long breathe, I am not able to push air completely inside through nose or mouth. After consecutive try, full breathe happens. There is no sign of a cough or pneumonia. Also, I do not have a cold...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not related to eating jamun. It is also not due to stress. It could be due to lung pathology or sinus involvement. Secretions from sinus may be blocking airflow or it could be directly due to lung involvement. It can also happen if there is hyperplasia or growt...  Read Full »

Can there be high ESR level while having cough and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 48 years old. My recent blood report shows high ESR level. I am having cough and fever in the evening. Doctor told me that I am having bronchitis and has given me antibiotics as well as cough syrup. I am sending you my x-ray and blood test report for verification. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Based on your reports, I do not think you have bronchitis or it may be in its initial stage where chest x-ray may be clear. But, I would like to keep it as throat infection in differential diag...  Read Full »

My wife has a fever from three days. Does she require a blood test?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife aged 23 years, with body weight 55 kg, is suffering from fever from three days. Her temperature ranges from 98° F to 102.5° F. The other associated symptoms are sneezing, coughing, headache, mild pain in legs, and debility. Urination and defecation are normal. The medicines th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the history provided by you, it seems that your wife is suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection which is of a viral origin. Viral infections take four to six days to get alright with proper medication. There is no need to change the antibiotic right ...  Read Full »

How to find the reason for chest pain? Will you suggest tablet for gastritis?

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. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Raised white blood count suggests infection and pain in the chest area indicates lung involvement or heart involvement. I would suggest you to carry out a chest x-ray and EKG (electrocardiogram) to rule out lung and heart pathology as the cause of her symptoms. ...  Read Full »

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