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ANY WAY TO REDUCE SCARING IN LUNGS

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up needed: If you have COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) and an abnormality on your chest xtay, follow up is definitely needed. Evaluation may include sput ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Scar in lung: Scarring in the can occur due an injury, inflammation in the past. If scarring is in a small area of the lung it may not affect lung function. I am as ... Read More

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If you upload the test to your EMR, Healthtap physicians can provide a second opinion. It is probably normal. What is the current diagnosis? And your ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to speculate: The description of symptoms is vague. What would be good for an asthma patient would differ from that of someone with a cold, COPD or other basic prob ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
20 years experience Sports Medicine
See a spine surgeon: Scoliosis usually does not require surgery unless the curve is severe or causing compromise to organs, such as the lungs and heart. I recommend you s ... Read More
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Dr. Christiane Smith
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: It would be unusual for the scar tissue to cause NEW onset pain. If you had the pain ever since the surgery, that is normal. But if it has just sudd ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
31 years experience Cardiology
No: It is a peripheral α-adrenergic agonist, finds use in the clinical management of patients with orthostatic hypotension or hypotension secondary to oth ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Post nasal drip: Viral sinus infections often lead to a reactive hyperemia with post nasal drip for weeks to months after infection. Nasal washes plus nasal steroids ... Read More
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Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Reduced lung volume: reduced lung volume on chest XR simply means you did not take a deep enough breath when they took the picture. doesn't mean much as far as pneumonia i ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Food not a factor: Foods are not a factor in production of mucus in the lungs nor do foods help in removing it. Steam inhalation may help loosen the mucus and make it ea ... Read More
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