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What causes spitting of mucus as per the attached chest X-ray reports?

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Hi Doctor,
My wife is facing problem with spitting. Every now and again she has to spit Mucus. Otherwise she is good.
I want to get started on her treatment and wanted to contact you as first point of contact.
Please suggest the treatment.
Thanks,
Simar
Tue, 8 May 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray first.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Your wife is having chronic cough with expectoration.
Common causes for this are
1. Lung infection
2. Bronchitis
3. Asthma.
So get done chest x ray and PFT.
Chest x ray is needed to rule out lung infection.
Pft is must for the diagnosis of asthma or bronchitis.
Please let me know if she had undergone chest x ray or PFT earlier.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
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Follow-up: What causes spitting of mucus as per the attached chest X-ray reports? 10 minutes later
Thanks Doctor!!

We will have the Chest X-Ray and PFT done today.

Can you spell full form of PFT for me.

What can be the cost of these 2 tests ?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
PFT means pulmonary function test.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
PFT means pulmonary function test.
In hospital you can should ask for 'Spirometry'.
Please let me know your city so that I can tell you exact cost of these tests.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
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Follow-up: What causes spitting of mucus as per the attached chest X-ray reports? 2 hours later
my City name is Gurgaon!
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Chest x ray will cost around 500 and spirometry around 900.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
Since you are living in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX chest x ray will cost you around 500 Rupees and spirometry around 900 Rupees.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
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Follow-up: What causes spitting of mucus as per the attached chest X-ray reports? 44 hours later
Hi Doctor

I have gone thru my wife’s chest x ray. Attached are the reports.

Can you please confirm whats the reason and what should be the next steps.

Thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Chest x ray is normal.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I have gone through the chest x ray report you have attached.
It is absolutely normal.
What about spirometry?
Has she undergone spirometry?
Spirometry will be more informative to rule out bronchitis and asthma.
Chest x ray is normal so no need to worry for lung infection.
I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your wife. Thanks.
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