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Dr. Rick Koch
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22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes...The unaffected lung expands over time however exercise capacity may be impacted in both short & long term.
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: You may experience earlier tiredness and shortness of breath but many patients have near normal activity with one lung.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Maybe: Lung volume reduction surgery or lvrs is for patients with chronic emphysema. Emphysema is loss of the elasticity of the lung tissue, with ballooning ... Read More
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Changes mechanics: Removing parts of the lung for emphysema changes the way the lungs sit in the chest wall. The surgeons usually remove those parts of the lung that are ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Treat if symptomatic: If your son is experiencing collapsed lungs (spontaneous pneumothorax) then surgery may be indicated. Sometimes its possible to do this via endoscopic ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Depends: The need for further therapy is dictated by many factors. And it may be that your doctors feel no further chemotherapy is needed now. So it is best to ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Go for a second opin: Go get a second opinion with a cardiologist or a heart failure specialist before accepting a death sentence.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There really isn't: anything that can be done via Healthtap for this serious problem. Clearly your friend's father needs to remain in treatment and to comply with medical ... Read More
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Hairy problem: Hello, i'm sure any hair removal cream will do, and all have the same risk for skin irritation and discoloration. Just keep in mind that hair removal ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Open the clip, unwind the suture, cut the suture and gently remove, as indicated.
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Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Get checked: Need a good assessment and treatment plan for tonsil "stones" and chest pain is unusual in association with tonsillitis (vincent's angina is not ches ... Read More
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes and no: Irregular heart beats, depending on the nature (not simple pac's or pvc's) are risks for stroke, or syncope. You must have had a severe on as you had ... Read More
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