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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to infla ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
????: Do you mean holes, like in collapsed lung or pneumothorax? If so, that usually needs a chest tube, or if recurrent a surgery to create more scr tissu ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Enlarged air sacs: Bullae occur when the normal air sacs of the lungs collapse into themselves causing larger and larger air spaces.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
You die too: If your lungs necrose, or die, you will also die without a transplant.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Trushar Dungarani
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inflation problem: This usually means there is a problem with the lungs expanding properly. There is some sort of restriction to keep the lungs from inflating.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Damage.: Smoking cigarettes damages the lungs. Emphysema. Cancer. We mention smoker's lung as those black lungs we see on the TV commercials.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The procedure occurs several times a year in various transplant centers in the us.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hard metal Lung: Disease? http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1164/rccm.200704-527ED

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