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Adhesion After A Lung Lobectomy
100%: Occasional pain with deep breath, otherwise you are unaware of their presents ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
See below : After a lobectomy, you would have 2 lobes left on the right and one on the left. ...Read more
There are multiple factors that only you and your surgeon as a team can determine. Some important considerations will include:
1. What is your job?
2. What kind of operation did you have
3. What if any complications did you have
4. What medications are you taking after surgery?
Ultimately, choose a surgeon you trust, so you will follow his/her instructions after surgery. ...Read more
Usually 4-6 wks: But this question is always better answered by the surgeon that operated on your chest. They may have a very good reason to allow you back sooner, or keep you at rest longer. I can promise you they will not mind you asking them! ...Read more
Cpt surg coder. I am unable to tell if a surgeon did a lobectomy or a segmentectomy. What are the approx sizes using CM of each lobe of each lung?
Size: Not sure that size of the removed lung tissue would be the best indicator of the type of surgery that was performed. The operative report dictation should describe the procedure performed, the anatomy seen, and the described procedure would telll what anatomic structures were transsected. A lobectomy would ligate the vascular & bronchial structures. ...Read more
Depends: Rib resection may leave a gap of support structures. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago. Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer. Ok to do to increase oxygen level?
What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.
Here are some ...: You should get in touch with your treating Doc to discuss the details of your concerns so to the best benefit from medical care in considering the clinical complexity & severity of your illnesses. Online guessing & inquiring is definitely not sufficient to address what in mind through a 400-letter space. So, collect the onset, degree, duration, & progress of all your Sx and bring those to your Doc... ...Read more
Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node a chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death.?
Wait to Worry: You should not be thinking about death unless your Cancer is growing or spreading(called Metastasis). Most people with growing cancer develop symptoms which will signal that you need to see your doctor for examination. A periodic check up by your doctor can reveal signs of tumor recurrence if there is one. So as long as you get checked periodically or when you have new symptoms, you are doing fine ...Read more
In & out of hospitals for 4 mths. No doctor can diagnose.has fluid that's been drained from right lung and it is back.docs say lobectomy.please help?
TALK TO SPECIALIST: Pleural fluid in other words fluid around the lung initially is drain by way of a needle (thoracentesis). If it reaccumulates a draining chest tube might be placed and then sealed with talc or other medication. This is called pleurodesis. Treatment depends on the cause, talk to a Pulmonologist & Cardiothoracic surgeon to review your options. ...Read more
I had UR lung lobectomy 4 months ago. Cancer remains in there. But I have a lot of pain. It's near the diaphragm. No chemo wanted. What could it be?
You will need a Doct:
I think I have addressed this matter for you once before.
Palliative care specialists can control your cancer related pain and try to keep you comfortable. So ask your PCP to find you either a pain specialist or a palliative care specialist who can provide good pain medication in order to control your pain.
Good luck ...Read more
Have lung cancer but was in remission with lobectomy 4 yrs. Ago. Now new lesion on liver is this mets.?
Work up required: There is a list of possible diagnoses for a new liver lesion, which includes recurrence and spread of your lung cancer, but also includes many other possibilities that are non-cancerous. A full-work up (a doctor's visit with interview, examination, and testing), possibly requiring biopsy, would be needed. ...Read more
What is the longest time you can live with stage 111 lung cancer and no treatment. Had a lobectomy in April this year. Also, have COPD too.?
God only knows: That is a question that no doctor or anyone else can answer for you. There are averages but the best thing is to speak to your oncologist. Also, read DrAtul Gwande's book "Being Mortal". ...Read more
Had Lobectomy 2008, Pleurodesis 2014 after 2 pneumothorax I'm having bad pains in my lung area. I have to stutter like breathe to take deep breath.
Painful breathing: I am sorry for what happened, but unfortunately we can't be of much help here, you need to be examined, best wishes ...Read more
Had lobectomy for lung cancer but cancer remains in chest wall and lymph node. Do not want chemo and radiation. How long do I have?
Non small cell lung cancer stage 111a. Had lobectomy but cancer remains in chest wall and lymph node. What is life expectancy without treatment?
Variable outcomes: It is not entirely clear whether your cancer is truly stage-3A (it means completely resected, no residual cancer left behind). If there is indeed some tumor left behind in the chest wall, then there is high risk of recurrence which will likely cause you problems within 6 to 12 months. This can be controlled with radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. So you should reconsider your decision. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of lung cancer that spread to the brain? I have nerve damage from lung lobectomy and still have cancer. Do not want chemo.
Varied Brain sympto: Brain metastases often cause headaches which are persistent and progressive such that you will need medication to relieve it. other symptoms are nausea and or vomiting, vision changes and sometimes seizures. Paralysis of arms or legs can occur but only rarely. If there is any such concern a Brain MRI is a good test to check your brain. Radiotherapy and steroids are a good treatment(instead of Chemo ...Read more
Tonight, suddenly experiencing severe pain in neck, shoulder and chest. Hard to inhale, short of breath. 2 weeks ago had pneumonia and some collapsed areas in lung. Right upper lobectomy 2 years ago. Past 2 years MAC, Pseudomonas, Bronchiectis. Asthm?
Cough SOB smoke: Stop smoking. Have your Dr. listen over the area for a rub. May have pleurisy. ...Read more
My sister had an uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ... Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma.... Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months... Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly
Could be recurrence:
This needs to be worked up — it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed.
See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding.
Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more
I take atrovent, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can I donate platelets?
Probably not.: As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent pet scan status makes it uncertain. ...Read more
I am a lung cancer survivor. I had a lobectomy on my right lung. I am monitored pretty closely with CT scans & I see my Thoracic Surgeon afterwards.?
Good: Glad to hear that you are doing well and following up with your doctors but I did not get your question ...Read more
I have been having dysphagia and midsternal chest pain. Just had a left thyroid lobectomy 4 days ago. Lortab decreases the pain. Thoughts?
Anesthesia ; Surgery: Some medications used during induction of surgery can cause muscle pain, and should start to resolve within 7 days. Also, sometimes the surgeon needs to lean on your chest for proper positioning which can cause postoperative pain. The surgery also involves stretching many muscles in your neck which could account for the dysphagia. Nevertheless, you should seek medical attention to confirm this. ...Read more
Who to get a second opinion from on chronic new chest pain at old surgical site likely caused by adhesions, when original surgeon and gp are unhelpful?
How to get a 2nd: Opinion? If you expresses, you your doctor will help you to get one, with no ill feelings, but have to pay for it. Or your insurence may cover that service. Or take the help of your family, friends, colleagues, your neighbors etc. Some times call your local hospital, medical societies etc. ...Read more
I had a chest tube 4mths ago for pericardial window & now I have pain in that area. Scar tissue? Adhesion? Is pain normal to start this far out?
Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more
Lung resection surgery includes partial removal (wedge, segmentectomy, or lobectomy) or whole lung removal (pneumonectomy). Most lung removal, at modern centers, is performed minimally invasive with vats or robotic techniques. In "traditional" centers, lung surgery is more often by ...Read more