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Autopsy Lungs Of A Smoker
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
If a 25 yr old has a smoking history of 8 pack years, went to the e.r. 3xs, lung sound clear, no cxr, what is likelihood of lung cancer?
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
It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out. ...Read more
Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more
I was in a small room for around 6 minutes which was full of cigarette smoke and smokers. Lung cancer from this one exposure?
No: it needs prolonged exposure over yearsGet a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: "secondhand smoke is classified as a “known human carcinogen” (cancer-causing agent)... Shs has been linked to lung cancer. There is also some evidence suggesting it may be linked with childhood leukemia and cancers of the larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), brain, bladder, rectum, stomach, and breast." http://goo.Gl/jps2i. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the probability that a mixed-race female who smokes 1 pack of cigarettes per day will develop lung disease?
Risk: Lung cancer usually requires multiple "hits" to the genes in your cells before the cells become fully malignant. Statistically, this requires exposure to carcinogens, enough time to increase the odds, and still some bad luck. Reducing risk factors by eliminating smoking and other exposures (asbestos, radiation, etc.) are good habits to start when you are younger. ...Read more
Lung cancer in smoking teens common? Also has any doctor seen a teen with primary lung cancer? Im 16 and a former smoker of 1 and 1\2 years.
What can recurring blood in spit indicate? Chest X ray normal. 20 year old male, never smoked, no family history of lung cancer
Oral blood: Anytime there is recurrent blood in oral secretions, a thorough exam is in order. While many doctors immediately consider chest or respiratory causes, there are oral gum and tooth conditions, such as periodontal disease or gingivitis which can be the source of blood. In addition, nasal or sinus disease may result in oral blood. See your dentist, and go from there. ...Read more
Had a CT scan at hospital they found nodules in lungs found out not cancer. Can something non cancreous in lungs cause shortness of breath?
Did you get the: Ct scan because you were short of breath? Lung cancer screening in those over 55 that smoked, 32k screens; 4k nodules of which 1% were cancer. Find a good internist. Getting a ct at your age was unwise. Quit smoking if you do. Lots of causes as dr. Legha suggests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not. However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: Yes absolutely. Not only lung cancer, that person also will be at high risk to develop other smoking/alcohol related cancer ( head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer etc) as well as other related serious disease- such as liver cirrhosis, emphysema/ COPD etc. Please tell that person to quit smoking and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Most are longer exposure, but i'm sure there are some like you express. ...Read more
Pot: Bad idea, especially for lung.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a one ppw smoker and in my first checkup in 10 yrs a CT revealed a lung nodule of 4mm. what are the chances that this will lead to lung cancer?
1 pack/week?: If one ppw means pack per week then your smoking exposure is probably low to moderate. (40 years smoking x 1 pack per week = 6 pack years of smoking) 55 is younger than average for lung cancer. The nodule needs follow up with serial CT scans. But you need to stop smoking now or you will continue to increase your chances of getting lung cancer, or a heart attack, or early impotency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An autopsy is an examination of an individual after death to ascertain the cause of death. It can be a complete examination of all organs or a focussed examination of one (or several) organ(s). It may involve gross examination (features obvious to the naked eye) as well as microscopic examination of dissected tissues. The results are often released in the form ...Read more
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