Hi, I'm new on this site, first time posting here, and would like help in trying to make sense of a resent chest X-ray.
I've had a persistent cough for the last 5 years, at times it gets better but it never goes away, it started when I had pleurisy 5 years ago. I get shortness of breath when Under stress or overdo things.
I have Sjogrens with SLE overlap and take prescribed medication for these, and finally seem to be on tract for these.
A recent CT scan came back clear, the chest X-ray showed hemidiaphragm elevation on the right, and reduction in lung volumes which was extra pulmonary so a diaphragm paresis remains a possibility.
Can anyone help me understand what this means. When I was with the doctor I felt overwhelmed and didn't know what to ask.
Thanks for reading this and I hope someone can help.