Explanation Of The Results Of Suspected X-rays Of Bilateral Pulmonary Infiltrates And Pleurisy?
I have had an x-ray and the results were suspected of pulmonary infiltrates and bilateral pleurisy. What does it mean ?
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Lung infiltrates are not actually a diagnosis but are just a picture of a chest radiograph. Infiltrates are substances that are denser than air, which can be phlegm, pus, blood, or protein, which are found in the lungs (which should only contain air). Lung infiltrates in chest X-rays can indicate pneumonia, tuberculosis, or other lung infections, lung damage due to certain drugs, pulmonary edema, bleeding in the lungs, cancer, etc. To determine the diagnosis of the picture of the lung infiltrates must be matched with the symptoms experienced by the patient, the results of physical examination, and also other investigations.
Bilateral pleurisy means inflammation in both the pleura or the right and left lung-enveloping membranes. Inflammation in the pleura can be caused by infections (viruses, bacteria, or fungi), autoimmune diseases, cancer, side effects of certain drugs, sickle cell anemia, etc.
You should bring the x-ray results back to the doctor who examined you and ask for an x-ray examination so that you can do a deeper analysis related to the symptoms you feel and also the results of a physical examination conducted.
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