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Fibrosis in the lung - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi dr...I had an x ray of the chest and they found i have a raised left diaghram....what does this mean...
User :   Hi dr...i had a chest x ray and they found i have a raised left diaghram..what does this mean
Doctor :   May i know the indication of the cheat xray ?
Doctor :   chest*
User :   I have had a veru bad cold and sever cough...the cough has eased off...
Doctor :   Since when did you have cough ?
User :   Had it since Jan...runny nose...sputum but all of these issues are much better now...
User :   Started off with a sore throat originally
Doctor :   ok, the reason for the left hemidiaphragm to raise would be due to volume loss in the left chest
User :   What does this mean dr.
Doctor :   and that could happen due to fibrosis of the lung which can be a result of long standing cough
Doctor :   the left half of the diaphragm will raise when the lung above is shrunken
User :   Is this dangerous
Doctor :   no , it not dangerous
Doctor :   and its consider least significant
Doctor :   and its a common artifact seen when xray not taken with good body positioning
User :   Ok
User :   Will the diaphragm return to it's normal position...
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Ok...thank u for your input dr
Doctor :   and i would advice you to go for aerobic breathing exercises which will fasten the recovery
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   I will
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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