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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How to get rid of pain under the rib cage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My weight is 53 kg and height is 5.3. From yesterday afternoon, I have some pain under my rib cage. Please check the reference image. I can breathe easily, but it is paining when I am breathing heavy. It has also pained when I laugh, cough and puke. Please help me wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the pain on the right lower side or left lower side of the rib cage? The reason why I am asking this is due to different organs in these areas and the treatment may be different. Please also share if you have cough, fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, yellow ...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nose bleeds and patches of blood spots?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few things and I am worried about that. I feel it could be connected. Firstly, I keep getting patches of blood spots on my body. They are not of huge in size, but still noticeable. I am also getting frequent nose bleeds for no apparent reason. I hardly ever got them before. A...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The constellation of symptoms that you shared with us today are concerning for multiple conditions. The fact that you are having easy bruising and nose bleeding indicates that there might be deficiency of coagulation factors and or low platelet counts. The fatigue can be...  Read Full »

Is there any home remedy available for moderate right pleural effusion?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent non-contrast CT scan of thorax, taken 10 weeks after undergoing a right hemicolectomy, showed: 1. Expansible sclerotic lesion in right rib may be benign. Bone scan might be useful. Given that I have only one kidney left, how would the injection of radioactive substances ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To answer your first question, it all depends upon your creatinine clearance (how good is the remaining kidney functioning), also the reason why one would want to investigate this lesion further. Say for example if I am concerned about a metastatic lesion I would co...  Read Full »

What is the exact issue of my health?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering through a number of physical issues since two years. At first, it all started from sudden loose motion. I often got admitted in hospital for this reason. I visited many reputed doctors, but none of them was able to reach any conclusion. At last I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear all that you have been going through and here is my thought process. I think you have an autoimmune disease; most likely SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) or mixed connective tissue disorder or myositis. Did you have any work up for that? Also, w...  Read Full »

What to do if strep test is positive, but my symptoms are like viral?

Query: Hi doctor, During my travel I had a sore throat, 102 degree fever and back aches. I did not have a stuffy nose or congestion. I previously had bladder infection three weeks ago and the doctor whom I visited in that place prescribed me Levofloxacin. I think he was treating me for a kidney infection, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strep pharyngitis is usually graded by modified center criteria. I do not have all the elements to plug in the numbers. Classically, you should have fever, exudates on the tonsils and posterior pharynx, cervical lymph node enlargement and absence of cough. Your posi...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for red sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I had cold and cough, which now turned into sinus. I had Almox 500 mg for five days. For sinus I normally used to take Novamox 500. Sinus got cured but still I have some cold and cough. It has been 10 days. Since yesterday there are times when I blow my nose or spit, the sputu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acute sinusitis should be treated with 10 days of Amoxicillin and what you are having is acute on chronic sinusitis. I would suggest completing the course for next five days. Continue the steaming and use saline nasal spray. Do not blow your nose so hard. If the anti...  Read Full »

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