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I have a atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Means your lower lobes of lungs are collapsed and not enough air is being exchanged there. Commonest cause of atelectasis is due to blockage of airway with mucus plug that is accumulation of mucus in your airway.Other causes are chronic infection,tumors in major airway,Pneumonia and others.Talk to your doctor who has to tell you the cause and appropriate treatment Talk to your doctor

Answered Sep 6, 2018

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

You want to see your lung doc. Ask about a test about your diaphragm, such as ultrasound and real diaphragmatic movements, or fluoroscopy. Also discuss testing such as ultrasound, CT, MRI for the abdomen and the chest. You may also need pulmonary function testing. Ask your lung doc and good luck!

Answered May 3, 2016

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