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fibrolinear densities in the right mid lung field?

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I had a faint upper right lung density from the the xray results 2 months ago
my recent xray revealed fibrolinear densities in the right mid lung field. The lungs are hyperaerated with flattening of both hemidiaphragms. The trachea is in the midline. The heart is not enlarged. The pulmonary vessels are within normal limits. The osseous thoracic cage reveals no significant bony abnormality.

Is this something serious that i can die from?

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replied April 6th, 2012
Lung Cancer Answer A33617

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

The density seems to be a partially healed tuberculosis as you failed to complete the tuberculosis treatment. The other changes in the lungs are likely because of emphysema (COPD) of the chest the primary reason of which is chronic heavy smoking. Hence you need to quit smoking immediately and preferably consult a physician and get a CT scan of the chest done.

You might need antituberculosis therapy again after consulting your physician.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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