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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Colapse: Of one of your lungs, chest tube allows pressure drop so that your lung can expand.

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Costochondritis : This can be costochondritis, chest wall and rib cage pain due to inflammation and musculoskeletal origin in the surrounding structures. However, othe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
On its own: A small pneumothorax in a healthy person should resolve on its own. Trust your doctor to know if your situation needs a chest tube or can heal on its ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Richards
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably: Collapsed lung (pneumothorax) has the potential to heal without intervention. In a young, healthy individual this is more likely to be the case.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Suction: When chest tubes are attached to a vacuum, the pressure inside the tube is lower than the pressure inside your chest and it drains fluid out.
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Bloody pleural effus: After a case of pneumonia & plural effusion, collapsed left lung, They took three weeks to decide to drain chest cavity. They removed 1.6 l blood ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Once a cyst is drained, it will firm up from the underlying blood and serum. This will resolve over time.
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor: You should be feeling some better, if not have doctor reevaluate. Good luck.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Too much mist?: Making an environment that is uncomfortable to sleep in is a good way to feel drained in the morning. Try turning it down, or at least directing the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Sakopoulos
27 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Upper respiratory in: The most likely cause of these symptoms is an upper respiratory infection.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Cell evaluation: You brother had cardiac tamponade. The cell fluid should be evaluated for malignancy, cancer, and inflammatory markers. Immune compromise as well. ... Read More
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