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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


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What if fat embolism enters lungs and blood stars entering lungs.

What if fat embolism enters lungs and blood stars entering lungs.

You got an emergency: When fat enters the lungs you will have pain, shortness of breath similar to pulmonary embolism from a blood clot. Go to the emergency room if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Does air embolism occur during pregnancy?

Unlikely but possibl: Embolism during delevery is rare dangerous event, it is possible unfortunately if it happens it is more due to aminiotic fluid embolism. ...Read more

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Air embolism from oral in pregnancy?

Air embolism: An embolism of air can be a very serious, immediate threat to your health. Not sure how oral and pregnancy relate, can you give more information? If you are fine, hours after writing and reading this question/answer, you probably can relax about this risk. ...Read more

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Can queefing cause air embolism?

No: It has not been mentioned in the commonly known causes of air embolim. Two things are required for air embolism pressure gradient and vascular. Access like blood vessel. ...Read more

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Can you get air embolism from air in vagina?

Very rarely: Dr. Quarles is right to say that the concern about air embolism from the vagina is greatly overblown, and there is more legend that fact. However, strong air pressure developing in the vagina during late pregnancy does pose a hazard, and rarely, fatal and near fatal cases have occurred, from orogenital sex or any source of air pressure in the vagina. See ...Read more

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Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors. But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues. ...Read more

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37 wks preg. CT scan of lungs ruled out oulmonary embolism but showed minor dependency change and atelectasis. suggested air trapping. is this concern?

37 wks preg. CT scan of lungs ruled out oulmonary embolism but showed minor dependency change and atelectasis. suggested air trapping. is this concern?

What they: are calling dependent changes are usually normal and simply related to the effect of gravity on your lungs when you lay on your back. "Air trapping" relates to retention of excess air in the lungs or parts of the lungs. The CT findings of air trapping can be seen in normal individuals, but also in asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other entities, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Is exercise intolerance the first symptom of air trapping in lung? 43year male , 23 year smoker my spirometry result. Fvc 106% of predicted fev1 95% of predited fev1/fvc 73% fef25/75 62% of predicted ferf 125% of predicted will take the dlco and rv te

Is exercise intolerance the first symptom of air trapping in lung? 43year male , 23 year smoker
my spirometry result.
Fvc  106% of predicted
fev1 95% of predited
fev1/fvc  73%
fef25/75 62% of predicted
ferf  125% of predicted

will take the dlco and rv te

Follow up: These findings do indicate that there is mild airflow obstruction and involvement of the small airways. Your smoking history is significant and I hope that you have quite smoking and will avoid inhaling smoke. Your follow up study should include testing with and without a bronchodilator. This will help your physician determine responsiveness to the medication. ...Read more

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Thin ex smoker 28yo shows hyperinflated lungs in X-ray would it indicate asthma or copd?12 pack year history. Fev values normal.odds of emphysema?

Thin ex smoker 28yo shows hyperinflated lungs in X-ray would it indicate asthma or copd?12 pack year history. Fev values normal.odds of emphysema?

Difficult todiagnose: A chest Xray alone cannot give detailed information about whether a patient has asthma vs. COPD. Many factors must be taken into account. A full set of pulmonary function testing in a physician's office with FEV1, FVC, DLCO etc. and a detailed history and physical examination is the first step. ...Read more

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My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can pulmonary fibrosis reduce peak flow?

Can pulmonary fibrosis reduce peak flow?

Usually not.: Because the elasticity of the lung is increased, peak flow typically increases rather than decreases. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Can be: A pulmonary embolism, regardless of the age of the patient, can be fatal. It should be noted that not all pulmonary emboli are fatal and the incidence of pulmonary emboli in infants is quite small. ...Read more

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What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

Lack of blood flow: A ventilation perfusion scan is a test for a blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. If there is a blood clot, an area of the lung will not be perfused, but will be ventilated, and therefore a mismatch will be seen. ...Read more

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Mild COPD hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

Mild COPD  hyperinflated lungs, flat diaphragm 58yr male 40yr former smoker now jogging  healthy eating not short of breath normal lifespan possible?

Yes, indeed. : Absolutely! people with COPD can live full, productive lives. The best thing you have done for yourself is quit smoking. Would encourage you to stay as active as possible, and don't let COPD dominate your life. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more