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Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Hardening of the: LUNGS is a colloquial term to describe pulmonary fibrosis--thickening, stiffening and scarring of lung tissue. As lung tissue stiffens, the lungs can' ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No. : No. We do not use chemo to treat polyps. Besides, polyps usually are found in colon, stomach, not in the lung.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Nothing: Calcified nodeuls are invariably benign. It's the bodies way of scarring a lung lesion. You should have someone following you with a few follow up ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.....: First, the etiology of the cough and "fluid" needs to be diagnosed. For example, the fluid could be from congestive heart failure or be inflammatory s ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Multi organ: Can affect many organs, most common is some effect on lung capacity. Can also effect vision. Mainstay has been steroids but many doctors are turning t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The hilar: Area is in the middle of the lungs near the heart. This is saying the large airways in this area have thickening, and the lymph nodes in the region ar ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
PAINT: Pleural alveolar interstitial neuromuscular thoracoskeletal disease. You want to check with your lung specialist to get it fixed. You first ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Antibiotics drainage: If a lung abscess is outside of the lung between the lung and chest wall it is called an empyema and needs to be drained using a tube or surgical drai ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Make the diagnosis, could be benign! no treatment needed. If malignant some are treatable once source is known. Some kidney lesions with lung ... Read More

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