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What does increased lung markings in a report indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2014
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User:Hello, I live in China and had X-Ray done with the findings in Chinese. I managed to translate everything but one part is a bit tricky. What I translated is: No lung parenchymal disease, Hilar is usual form, both diaphragmatic surfaces complete, costophrenic angle sharp, thoracic symmetry, mediastinal, trachea as usual. The confusing bit is: both(two) lungs markings increase(d), wide....or somewhat to that effect translation Is it something to worry about?
Doctor:Let me read your query
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Doctor:thank you
Doctor:I have read your query
Doctor:this is a grossly normal chest x-ray report
User:ok is that all?
Doctor:the increase in lung markings can be normal finding as well
Doctor:Yes, nothing to be worried about
User:my city is extremely polluted, I've lived here for 2 years. Could this be the reason
Doctor:You may want to repeat the x-ray after 3 months, but it is not required
Doctor:Yes, possibly
User:how many x ray can i do per year - chest x rays?
Doctor:2 x-rays once in 6 months can be done per year
User:well I believe that's all.
Doctor:Also, do you smoke?
User:no no
User:thank you very much
Doctor:all right
Doctor:thank you too
User:no one around me smokes
User:thank you!!!
Doctor:that is great
Doctor:shall we end the chat now?
User:yes :)
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:all right
Doctor:wish you good health
User:bye bye
Doctor:take care
Doctor:And bye
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