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I have had a Chest X Ray recently and they have found a slight

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I have had a Chest X Ray recently and they have found a slight Occlusion on my right Lung, what is this ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

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Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Bryan

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Bryan

Dr. Phil, MD :

nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

what do you mean by "occlusion"?

Dr. Phil, MD :

obstruction?

Customer:

That is the term that that the Doctor used when he told me the result of my X Ray and said I would have to have another X Ray in 6 Weeks time to see if it had gone away

Dr. Phil, MD :

I see

Dr. Phil, MD :

any symptoms?

Dr. Phil, MD :

also, any history of smoking?

Customer:

A Very bad Cough that doesn't yield anything much

Customer:

I smoked a lot but have given up for 35 Years

Dr. Phil, MD :

how long did you smoke for?

Customer:

About 12 Years until I was about 28

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay.

Dr. Phil, MD :

how many packs per day?

Customer:

about 2 packs 40 cigs

Dr. Phil, MD :

Okay.

Dr. Phil, MD :

I have to be honest that this is a concerning finding

Dr. Phil, MD :

cough plus an "occlusion" on xray could be nothing but a mucous plug

Dr. Phil, MD :

but it could also be lung cancer

Dr. Phil, MD :

In the US, we would have sent you for a CAT scan

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would request that

Customer:

Thank you

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome Bryan

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any more questions for me?

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If not, would you be so kind as to rate me positive by clicking a positive face at the bottom

Customer:

OK

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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