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Mild patchy atelectasis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 46 years experience
Few hours to days: Depending upon cause, lung can open in few minutes(mucous plug etc) to days(pneumothorax).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not usually: Atelectasis alone would most often not require hosptializatoin . Atelectasis is a symptom/sign of many types of lung diseases/illnesses. The other pa... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
No...: Mild atelectasis, especially without symptoms, can be treated as an outpatient. The most important treatment is deep breathing and an incentive spirom... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luke Perrin
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
Lung issue: This means the bottoms of the lungs are slightly compressed or collapsed. Think of a sponge standing on end on a hard surface, with the portion on th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 26 years experience
No...Mild atelectasi: Is a relatively common finding on chest xray. If your symptoms persist, follow up with your doctor.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Talk with 3 doctors: Talking with one's primary care doctor, his surgeon, and anesthesiologist can help decide if the surgery should go ahead or be postponed. If the patie... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
If there is no underlying infectious process, deep breathing technique (deep inspiration by nose 2 seconds, hold 3-4 seconds and slowly breath out for... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
Chest physical therapy and deep breathing is probably better than taking medication. Make conscious efforts to take deep breadth at least intermittent... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of l... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Pulmonologist: It isn't necessarily a need to be hospitalized as mild atelectasis can be evaluated by a pulmonologist. A chest ct scan would be helpful in ruling out... Read More
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Dr. Danica Schulte
A Verified Doctoranswered
23 years experience
Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if ... Read More
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