Lung infection is caused due to bacteria and viruses. Pneumonia is a common lung infection, and it affects the smaller air sacs in the lungs. Bronchitis occurs due to infection affecting the bronchial tube, and it is caused due by viruses commonly. Bronchiolitis is a viral infection affecting the passage of the lungs. Body ache, runny nose, fatigue, and fever are some symptoms seen in lung infection.
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My wife is coughing blood even though all of the tests are normal. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My 35-year-old wife, who weighs 65 kg and measures 160 cm, is coughing up blood monthly once. Her cough is not dry and I noticed that it originates only from the lower throat area. She was diagnosed with gallbladder stones a few years back and they measured around 1.2 cm. She has never co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. As per your wife's history, she is shaving hemoptysis (blood with cough) from lower respiratory tracts. Hemoptysis could be caused due to various conditions like tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, coagulopathy, cardiac-rel... Read Full »
My father developed a lung infection after bypass surgery. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 60 years old. Last month, he had some breathing problem and so, we hospitalized him to the nearest available hospital. In the hospital, we came to know from the doctors that he is having triple artery blockage. The doctors advised for a bypass surgery as his condition wa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share the medical reports again with the latest kidney parameters and the discharge summary along with treatment papers. As per the history reported by you, chest infection is one of the commonest complications after a bypass surgery. The presence of morbiditie... Read Full »
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 »
Can you go through the reports of my relative's daughter and suggest a treatment plan?
Query: Hello doctor, My relative's daughter, who is 16 years old, met with a car accident. She is admitted to the hospital. Please give your suggestions on her case. She is currently undergoing surgery. The below extract was of her case study. The doctors say that the body below her neck is not moving. ... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the case scenario. The reason behind her low blood pressure and inability to move all four limbs is actually the cervical spinal cord injury. Surgery is risky because of low blood pressure, but it is possible to operate if the anesthetic team is able ... Read Full »
What can cause chest pain, breathing difficulty, and bluish discoloration of nails?
Query: Hi doctor,I have chest pain for a week. Sometimes, I have difficulty in breathing with a sore throat and sleep problems. I notice a change in the color of the nails. Before it was reddish and now it is pale violet or blue. I have a cold with a dry throat. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have severe lung infection with hypoxia. As you are in the midst of a pandemic, you can also have COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) in an advanced stage. The change in the color of nails with violet or blue indicates a red flag and you nee... Read Full »
I have hemoptysis. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I have hemoptysis.Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoptysis is referred to as blood in the sputum or cough. If you are having such symptoms the following workup is recommended: Chest X-ray (PA). Complete blood count and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). If you have already done a chest X-ray, do upload th... Read Full »
Will CNS tuberculosis spreads from one person to another one?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old male, and I met my uncle in the ICU today, who is suffering from central nervous system tuberculosis. I met him for ten minutes, and I talked and shook hands. Now, I am worried about getting infected from him. Is CNS tuberculosis a communicable disease? What are the cha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Central nervous system tuberculosis as such cannot be transmitted to a healthy young male like you. Pulmonary tuberculosis is a communicable disease. It is very unlikely to get the disease. Do not worry. For further queries consult a general medicine physician o... Read Full »
Are premature babies prone to lung disease as adults?
Query: Hello doctor, I was born premature and required incubation for the first three months of my life. While in an incubator, I received oxygen daily for my lungs. I am now almost 30 years old. I have health anxiety, and worried that I am more susceptible to lung cancer or illness because of my premature... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Being premature and being on oxygen for the first few months does increase the risk of lung infection, that too in early years of life.Now you are in 30, and I feel you have crossed the stage where you could have been at risk for infection and not for cancer.I am more con... Read Full »
Kindly check the x-rays for signs of bronchopneumonia.
Query: Hello doctor, A 2.5-year-old young girl got X-ray diagnosis bronchopneumonia, but her blood tests are all fine, nor she has a temperature. Just cough. We would like to see a second opinion on X-ray images. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the X-ray chest image sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are mildly prominent lung markings in the bilateral lunes and this can suggest hyperactive airways or a mild lung infection. There is no focal lesion or patchy opacit... Read Full »
Can smoking cause clubbed nails?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. All of my fingers are clubbed. My nails have become wide and thick giving them an abnormal round appearance. The skin above my cuticles is slightly raised and red. My nails do not extend straight out, but they curve d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your nails and fingers, and it is in fact clubbing. The cause is smoking-induced lung damage and bronchiectasis. Regarding the reversibility, we cannot be sure at this moment, as it wi... Read Full »