Focal pneumonia

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Hi, and thank you. I am a 19 year old male. I live in Florida near the Gulf and thereis a heavy concentration of red tide. I have been here all my life. This past year I would cough a few times a day. It sounded somethimes dry, but mostly as if I had a cold. On Feb 2,2013,I stared feeling a tightness in my chest. My EK and Ecchocardiagram were normal. My mother pressure the doctor for an ex ray ,even thou he said my lungs sounded clear. My x ray said the following; OBSERVATION:There is bibasilar bronchovascular markings increase with associated left side peribronchial wassl's thickening. No focal pneumonia or effusion noted. The cardiothoracic ratio and hila are normal. No mediastinal shifting or mass is present. the skeletal structure is unremarkable.
IMPRESSION: Bronchovascular markings increase. Left peribronchial walls' thickening. No focal pneumonia or effusion.
On Apirl 9,2013 I was place on PREDNISONE. 20mg 4 tablets for the 1st day; 3 tablets on the 2nd day; 2 tablets on the 3rd day; and one tablet on the last day. I was also placed on MONTELUKAST 10 mg,1 tablet at 6 pm everyday. I was also given ALBUTEROL,in case I couldn;t breathe,which has't been the case. I am scare.What do you think and should I be seen by a pulmonologist Thank you.
Welcome to HCM,
After going through your history,your tightness in chest and radiological finding are pointing toward the bronchitis which could be due to allergy,post viral,or ?smoking.
In early stages you may not have breathing difficulty but just tightness in chest with cough.
You have...
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Hello...I went to urgent care yesterday due to acid reflux (due to over indulgence of alcohol during the Christmas holidays). They gave me pepcid cocktail and I feel fine. They also took a chest X-ray and found a spot on the image. The Impression states: " Small consolidation in the left midlung which may represent focal pneumonia, however, recommend followup to resolution to exclude an underlying mass. If the opacity persists of follow up X-ray imaging, a chest CT is recommended." This has gotten me very worried that it may be lung cancer. I'm 39 years old, in excellent health, life-long non-smoker,148lbs, and very physical active. My blood work is perfect. However, my son had pneumonia a few weeks ago, and I developed a a cough, which ended. I have had NO symptoms for at least 2-3 weeks and feel great. The doctor yesterday put me on 250MG of the Z-pack to treat for pneumonia. Should I be afraid of cancer? Thanks for your help.
Welcome to Health care magic.

1.On your x-ray the reporting doctor has found a patch could be pneumonic or mass lesion could not be differentiated in the x-ray.
2.So if its a pneumonic patch - it will resolve after the antibiotic treatment ou are getting, if not then one will think in terms of...
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my 8th olds xr chest pa and lateral showed The cardiothymic shadow is unremarkable. Rotation. There is moderate perihilar
increased lung markings, consistent with viral disease. The lungs are mildly
hypoinflated. No pleural or osseous abnormality. No focal pneumonia.
Perihilar opacity
These markings have increased compared with 1/7/2014
??? What does this mean. it was done on 2/19/14 and as of today she sounds worse could it develop into pneumonia?

Thanks and welcome to HCM .
Inrease in the size of peri hilar opacity and lung markings suggest some chronic disease like hilar adenitis.
usually it is due to TB infection .
Better to consult peditriatrician and confirm or rule out TB.
Hope this answer serves your purpose .
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Been having cough for ten days now. I was having chest pain especially when breathing so I went to emergency room. CT ANGIOGRAM CHEST was ordered. Thyroid nodules and lung nodule were found. What would you do if you received this report and I was your patient? Should I see any specialists?

INDICATIONS: Chest pain, recent endoscopy

Findings: There are multiple nodules of both lobes of the thyroid measuring 1.0 cm and larger. The axilla bilaterally is unremarkable. There is no mediastinal or hilar mass or adenopathy. The pericardium is intact. The thoracic aorta does not reveal evidence of aneurysm or dissection. There has been a cholecystectomy. The adrenal glands bilaterally are intact. The pulmonary arteries are well-opacified without evidence of filling defects. The central airways bilaterally are patent. The lungs are clear of infiltrates. There is no pleural effusion. There is no pneumothorax. There is an area of some thickening present in the left of the midline in the left upper lobe seen best on the axial images 39. It measures 1.9 x 0.9 cm. The bony structures of the thoracic spine are unremarkable.

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Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 49

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I had gone through your query and read very carefully your CT Angiogram report.

Considering the descriptions in this report there are 2 different issues to discuss:

1)The multiple nodules of both lobes of the thyroid gland....
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