Re: Lung issue..Don't know what it means
What kind of Doctor gave you that information? Burps DO come from the stomach, not the lungs, so not sure exactly what he/she was thinking or seeing.
One way for you to find out EXACTLY what was seen on YOUR x-ray is to get a copy of the radiology report for that x-ray. That way you will have the radiologists impression of what was seen on your x-ray.
The fact he said it was an "air bubble IN" your lung would NOT be a burp. I have what they call Large "Bullae" which are blisters of sort filled with air in and scattered on my lungs. Some of them can also be filled with blood. They can potentionaly be serious if one should rupture, it could cause my lungs to collaps. There are also a smaller version called "Blebs".
I'm not sure if your Doctor was trying to be funny, or its not actually IN your lung, OR he has NO CLUE what he/she is talking about, and rather than admit he/she didnt know what it met, they made something up... hard to say, BUT in MY opinion, this is something that is important for you to KNOW exactly what was seen. Your obviously not going to get that from the Doctor you had seen given the answer he gave you. I get EVERY report to ANY testing I have, and trust me, I learn ALOT of information by doing so! MANY, MANY, times there has been things that the Doctor reading the report to me, MISSES important information that is on that report!
You have every right to get a copy of the actual radiologist report, That is where you will have the exact answers. You can call your Doctors office and request a copy of it, then go pick it up. Alyssa, the ONLY way you can be a good advocate for yourself is to have accurate information on your condition. Gone are the days when ALL Doctors do the right thing, and it's WE patients that have to "Cover our butts" sort a speek. I'm not saying that you do have bullae, or blebs in your lungs, BUT there is a HUGE difference between a big BURP and a big BULLAE on how it could potentionaly effect YOUR health. Getting a copy of that report, will get the answers you need.
I wish you the best, and please let us know how you make out, and what you find on the report if that's what you choose to do.
Take care, and God bless.