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Question: Welcome to 'Ask a Doctor'. Please type your question here...I have insterstitial markings on my lungs the radiology report in both x rays says it’s likely small airway diesease I had a cat scan and lung function test they say it’s inflammation Isn’t lung diesease inflammation?
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
Welcome to 'Ask a Doctor'. Please type your question here...I have insterstitial markings on my lungs the radiology report in both x rays says it’s likely small airway diesease I had a cat scan and lung function test they say it’s inflammation Isn’t lung diesease inflammation?
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, lung inflammation can cause interstitial markings on chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, lung inflammation can cause interstitial markings on chest x ray.
Lung inflammation can be due to smoking, viral infection, pneumonia etc.
So please let me know
1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you have fever, cough or chest pain?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, lung inflammation can cause interstitial markings on chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, lung inflammation can cause interstitial markings on chest x ray.
Lung inflammation can be due to smoking, viral infection, pneumonia etc.
So please let me know
1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you have fever, cough or chest pain?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (5 hours later)
I did smoke just quit and an asmatic if it was interstitial lung diesease the cat scan would have found it? Or would the pulmonary lung function test find it
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
I did smoke just quit and an asmatic if it was interstitial lung diesease the cat scan would have found it? Or would the pulmonary lung function test find it
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, the CT-scan will be more informative.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question.
I can understand your concern.

Since you are a smoker and asthmatic, you should definitely get done CT thorax and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). Both will tell you about interstitial lung disease.

Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.

Wish you good health.
Thanks


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, the CT-scan will be more informative.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question.
I can understand your concern.

Since you are a smoker and asthmatic, you should definitely get done CT thorax and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). Both will tell you about interstitial lung disease.

Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.

Wish you good health.
Thanks


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (2 days later)
I had a cat scan and pulmonary function test they said it was fine my question is why do I still have Instituto markings on my lungs?
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
I had a cat scan and pulmonary function test they said it was fine my question is why do I still have Instituto markings on my lungs?
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
These are mostly healed, fibrotic scars.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
If PFT and CT are normal then these interstitial markings are healed fibrotic scars.
And in the this scenario, they will present as it is lifelong.
So please let me know
1. Do you have any respiratory symptoms like cough, breathlessness etc?
2. Can you send me CT report (from past) and x ray reports (present) for comparison?
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
These are mostly healed, fibrotic scars.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
If PFT and CT are normal then these interstitial markings are healed fibrotic scars.
And in the this scenario, they will present as it is lifelong.
So please let me know
1. Do you have any respiratory symptoms like cough, breathlessness etc?
2. Can you send me CT report (from past) and x ray reports (present) for comparison?
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (9 hours later)
I have shortness of breath no cough my pulmonologist said this is from my asthma
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
I have shortness of breath no cough my pulmonologist said this is from my asthma
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Do you have PFT report?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum

First of all, sorry for late reply as I was busy in family function.

Please let me know
1. PFT report done or not?
2..Do you have allergies?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Do you have PFT report?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum

First of all, sorry for late reply as I was busy in family function.

Please let me know
1. PFT report done or not?
2..Do you have allergies?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (23 hours later)
I’m allergic to everything my asthma always acts up I had so many attacks but two pulmonologist said I was fine just triple checking
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
I’m allergic to everything my asthma always acts up I had so many attacks but two pulmonologist said I was fine just triple checking
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This is probably due to long standing Allergies.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
This interstitial markings are mostly due to allergies.
So better to get done detailed allergy report and find out causative allergens in your case.
Please let me know if you have undergone allergy testing in the past.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
This is probably due to long standing Allergies.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
This interstitial markings are mostly due to allergies.
So better to get done detailed allergy report and find out causative allergens in your case.
Please let me know if you have undergone allergy testing in the past.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Welcome to 'Ask a Doctor'. Please type your question here...I have insterstitial markings on my lungs the radiology report in both x rays says it’s likely small airway diesease I had a cat scan and lung function test they say it’s inflammation Isn’t lung diesease inflammation?