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how would SOMEONE GET SCARRING OF THE LUNG

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Met: It may be helpful to see the report uploaded to a virtual consult along with the images. From your description, this is an area of fibrosis or scar t ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Unlikely,: but was this seen on CT or x-ray? Sometimes these types of findings may be difficult to see on chest xray, so whether it is "new" or not may be an un ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
What kind of hernia?: It depends on the location of the hernia and what kind of surgery was done. Surgery for a hiatal hernia or diaphragmatic hernia may cause scar near th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Continue care: Hopefully this patient's case is mild and she has or is now quitting smoking (critical!). Other than that the patient should keep in touch with her pr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
Injury: Any type of injury to the lung, especially chronic, such as bacterial infections, abscess, trauma, can cause scarring.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Many possibilities: Smoking, second hand smoke (even if you never smoked), smog, air pollution, dust, fungal infections (even though you've never had pneumonia), allergic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Usually, yes... Depending on the injury, even if that lung collapses one can survive with one lung. Emergent medical/surgical care is needed.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lung stabbing: It could cause a pneumothorax, a hemothorax, effect other internal organs or lead to death.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Depends on blood loss, collections of blood or air in the chest that can compress lung, other injuries, and treatment.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
It depends: It depends on the type of lung cancer and its stage. Generly speaking, early stage non small cell lung cancer is treated with surgery with or without ... Read More

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