Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Fever, body pain, cough. Chest x-ray shows white spot near heart. Diagnosis?

Jan 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 1658 Questions
hx of 5 days of fever body aches, today chest xray shows white spot near heart. 64 year old man, smoker.also has had a cough and SOB
DX with pnumonia today but chest xray white spot in left upper lung near heart.
Posted Fri, 12 Apr 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 1 hour later
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

With the available described symptoms, you are most likely suffering from acute upper respiratory tract infection with involvement of lower respiratory tract.
Presence of fever. body ache and cough suggests the diagnosis.

Shortness of breath could be due to underlying pneumonia or due to smoking induced lung damage which is also known as "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease".

You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist/ chest physician and should go for thorough check up.
Clinical examination is required to rule out need of bronchodilator therapy.

You should also go for complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, sputum examination for AFB and gram's stain.
White spot in chest x XXXXXXX near heart could be calcified lymph nodes.

You should take complete antibiotic therapy, decongestants, analgesics along with muscle relaxants and cough suppressants.
You should avoid cold drinks, oily and sour food.
Perform gargles three times in a day; a glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt.

Hope that helps.
Let me know your other query.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pulmonologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor