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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up needed: If you have COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) and an abnormality on your chest xtay, follow up is definitely needed. Evaluation may include sput ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Scar in lung: Scarring in the can occur due an injury, inflammation in the past. If scarring is in a small area of the lung it may not affect lung function. I am as ... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiane Smith
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: It would be unusual for the scar tissue to cause NEW onset pain. If you had the pain ever since the surgery, that is normal. But if it has just sudd ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out : Check it out. Could be scar tissue or other things.
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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: When lung cancers are treated surgically, the tumoris removed by a thoracotomy. The incision made between the ribs can injure the intercostal nerve a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Asbestos will not be found in his body, but the overall aspect of his lungs as revealed by the tests that you mentioned may become attributable to pre ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Yes...: ...it can.It's called 'asbestosis'if it's gotten to the point of symptoms and x-ray findings.A biopsy clinches the diagnosis but is not usually necess ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Old scars can be: painful if they are stretched.They have less elasticity and stretch less well than the surrounding tissue,resulting in some mild discomfort.If there i ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Because healthtap doesn't provide medical care, a patient who is worried about symptoms should contact his doctor for advice. Chest and shoulder pain ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: Without more information and the ability to examine you there is no way to predict what this is. Any form of chest pain should be seen by a doctor and ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Females and Hearts: You very easily could be having some cardiac trouble. I would recommend that you get in to see your doctor today or get to the er if the twinges persi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
24 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: You would need an examination by your phyician to determine if the pain is due to scarring or something else like an infection or pleural inflammation ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Holter monitor: If you experience frequent and bothersome palpitations, you should document what your heart rhythm is at the time of your symptoms by wearing a holter ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Try taking OTC: Antiinflammatory meds like Motrin or aleve (naproxen). If pain gets worse , follow up with your dr.

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