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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
It's different: Chest tube openings are not closed like a normal wound would be. The healing is between different layers of completely different tissues. There may be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
No: Chest tubes come in different sizes depending on why it is being placed. But in general they are about the width of an index finger.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Often a round shape: Chest tubes are round, and depending on the location/duration the tube was in place, a hypertrophic round scar may result even if a stitch or two was ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathy Nieder
39 years experience Family Medicine
What is the question: Not quite sure i understand the question.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Chest tube removal: It probably is similar to receiving as shot. If some one is anxious, pain medication can be given prior to removal.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Normal: Chest tubes are painful as it is, and when removed , residual pain is not common. If it doesnt get gradually better or you become acutely short of bre ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
As long as healed : As long as you wound is well healed and there is no foreseeable short term need for the g-tube. Scar revision is an option. Please realize that the sc ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
60 years experience Cardiology
Heart bypass surgery: Yes,heart bypass surgery does require that the surgeon 'crack the chest open',so that he may be able to work on the heart vessels whih are unaccesi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
SOS cardiologist: You need to contact your cardiologist ASAP. There can be many reasons for your severe chest pain including the reasons you have mentioned. If you can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CABG: There are forms of CABG which require only a small incision rather than a full sternly splitting operation. All cases are not appropriate for minimal ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes or could be: Other causes , you need evaluation by your obgyn with an exam and ultrasound and u may or may not end up needing laparoscopy.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
May be: Depends on cause. If the cause was direct puncture of lung during procedure, then it will not happen again. If it was, say a bleb, it could happen aga ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Probably not heart: Considering your age its unlikely the heart. But a full physical and and detailed history with an ekg and labs would be good to asess the problem an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
60 years experience Cardiology
Yes,it does: Heart bypss surgery does require that the surgeon open the chest,to be able to work on the arteries which feed the heart(and would be unaccesible o ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO , Surgery only : For complications like complete obstruction not resolving by non operative means , bowel erosion into mesh causing fistulas , abscess formation etc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Only small ones.: Collapsed lungs ("pneumothorax") are very common after trauma and make occur spontaneously, often due to small blebs on the lung. In the era of ct sc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
T-Tube: Hello, when i place a t-tube, i make a standard incision and then i fold the flanges together, insert the tip of the alligator forcepts thru the incis ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Solid nodule: There are limitation with cxr. It is a 2d so, depending on your position when you had the cxr taken ( lateral, ap ?) , the angle, etc, sometimes, it w ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
PFTs: Possibly. You need a chest x-ray and pulmonary function tests to quantitate your pulmonary compromise.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Breathing: I don't understand what it would like to breath backwards. This is the right sequence - breath - chest expands, exhale - chest deflates.
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respi ... Read More

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