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what is the quality of life after having a lung removed

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: This really depends on how good lung function was before pneumonectomy (removal of one lung). If lung function was good (fev1 > 70%) there should be ... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: It depends on the patient's preoperative lung function that is measured by pulmonary function tests (pft) and ventilation/perfusions scans. Based on ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Torres
27 years experience Pulmonology
Good: The quality of life tends to be very favorable after lung transplantation compared to before the transplant. You should be able to walk without the n ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Improved for most: For most patients, quality of life improves substantially, and patients resume activities that they enjoy. There are many precautions such as avoiding ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Improvement in quality of life after double lung transplant can be dramatic. Most patients come off of oxygen and have much better quality of life by ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sometimes: This is a controversial question, and my answer is on one side of the debate. People with CF should be closely followed and treated with a goal of ma ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
THIS VARIES: The answer to your question lies in the extent of her disease and the type of cancer. You and your mom should have an honest discussion with her onco ... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ok if self control: Needs to control fluid intake within 1500 ml = 50 ounces total per 24 hours including all types of fluids even those included in food moisture e.g. St ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: I am sorry to hear about your struggle. Unfortunately, you're not alone. In that case, psychological issues should be ruled out (stress, depression, e ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
It could be but: This will depend on the endocrine evaluation by your endocrinologist. There are a variety of reasons why you might be feeling this way. A big part of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
I believe U r: Referring to lung nodules ;not polyps (which generally occur in GI tract).We don't remove benign lung nodules ;just do serial observation with chest x ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
She's got you!: No doubt, this will not be an easy life but it can be of good quality and by some definitions even full. Being scared is fair. Try to find a supportiv ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
There is hope...: Depends on a number of things including how quickly you seek help, type of treatment and how quickly it is given and what is the extent of permanent d ... Read More

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