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cloudy lung xray

i had an xray of my lungs. one lung appered cloudy like white clouds and the other  had a little. what does this mean?
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It almost certainly means that you have some type of clinically significant lung disease.  "Cloudy" just means that the disease process is widespread.  The x-ray findings must be combined with your medical history and a good physical exam, especially of your lungs, to narrow down the possible diagnoses.

You should ask your doctor to explain what he/she thinks is going on, what is the likely diagnosis and what other testing will be required.  If your primary care doctor is unwilling/unable to do this, you should request consultation with a lung specialist.

You should not delay seeking further care.
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