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A 33-year-old member asked:

subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Taking a test?: No breath sounds on the left after placing an endotracheal tube usually means the tube is in too far and is only aerating the right lung. Simple fix, pull the tube back.

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My right lung hurts when I breath unless I breath really shallow?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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What does breathing have to do with my cilia and lung cells?

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Clearing the airways: Ciliated cells line the trachea, bronchi and smaller airways. The beating of the cilia transports any particles, that land on the them, towards the mouth and on the way such particles may be coughed out or swallowed. Maintaining the potency of the airways is essential for breathing.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

When i breath in deeply my top left of my lung hurts.?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Many things: If you have recent vigorous activity you may have pulled a chest muscle, but it it is severe or if you have other symptoms (like trouble catching your breath or a sense that you cannot get enough air) see your primary provider or go to urgent care or er. Also see your primary if it does not go away with simple other the counter medication (try if pain not bad and no other issues).
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A 19-year-old female asked:

My lower right lung area feels like it falls asleep. It's not worse when I lean over to my left. Doesn't affect my breathing. It doesn't look swollen.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
I do not: understand what you are referring to when you say your "right lower lung" YOU CANNOT SEE YOUR LUNGS or "feel" them and in particular you cannot know how your right lower lung (lobe) is functioning! So....what in the world are you referring to?? Dr Z
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A 16-year-old male asked:

I feel like my lung capacity is really low, when I breath I can only breath for 4 scoundrel maximum, and I breath really often?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lung capacity: I am not sure what is meant by 4 scoundrel. Please let your parents know about your concerns. They can make the decision if this needs medical attention. Take care.

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