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What is bullae in lungs?

What is bullae in lungs?

Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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Is there a way to find out are you born with bullae on lung or was it formed later somehow and to find out what caused it to be formed? Thank you.

Is there a way to find out are you born with bullae on lung or was it formed later somehow and to find out what caused it to be formed? Thank you.

Causes vary: Bullae (or abnormal air sacs) of the lungs can be caused by both acquired and congenital forms of lung disease. Patients may develop bullae in conjunction with emphysema which may be related to smoking cigarrettes, Environmental toxins, and congenital diseases. Otherwise healthy patients can develop a bulla of the lung that ruptures and causes a pneumothorax. Important to discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bullae on lung to be formed (bullae from smoking for example) and can it rapture immediately (same day when it is formed) Ty?

It takes: years to form a lung bullae from smoking. Yes, it can rupture abruptly with dramatic consequences such as pain, shortness of breath and collapse. A baseline Chest CT scan is recommened. Avoid extreme pressure-change sports such as scuba-diving and Sky-diving. ...Read more

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Can lung bullae cause lung hypertenion, and would i get sharp pains in center of chest. I need to know so i can address it to my pulmonologist ?

Can lung  bullae cause lung hypertenion, and would i get sharp pains in center of chest. I need to know so i can address it to my pulmonologist  ?

Pulmonologist: This is the perfect person for you to refer these questions. He already knows the condition of your lungs, and is well aware of all factors which can affect lung function. ...Read more

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Ct show bullae both lung upper lobe.Fev1 96 fvc 102 fev1/fvc 96 tlc 108 dsbhb 75 dco 87 d/v asbhb 85.Normal bronchoscopy, is it emphysema which stage?

Ct show bullae both lung upper lobe.Fev1 96 fvc 102 fev1/fvc 96 tlc 108 dsbhb 75 dco 87 d/v asbhb 85.Normal bronchoscopy, is it emphysema which stage?

Very very mild: You have anatomic emphysema but no functional impairment thus it's very, very mild. If you smoke, please stop. Consider whether you have occupational exposure to toxic fumes? If no to both, you should be checked for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read more

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Does asbestos cause bullae on the lung?

Does asbestos cause bullae on the lung?

Not rally: Asbestosis normally will cause interstitial fibrosis pleural plaques or pl effusions or tumors. ...Read more

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What is causing bullae to appear on lung, except smoking? And does someone in family need to have it previously in order for you to be born with it?

What is causing bullae to appear on lung, except smoking? And does someone in family need to have it previously in order for you to be born with it?

Various infections: Various infections and emphysema can cause bullae to develop. You sound like an informed individual, please discuss your particular case with your doctor or lung specialist . Best wishes. If you do smoke, stop. ...Read more

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I have a 5.2cm bullae in upper right lung. Keep getting mild pain in lower right ribs, could this be due to the pressure in the lung.

Sort of...: Bullae are basically hyper expanded area of your lung. That part of your lung will not contract. It forces the rest of your lung to expand to compensate. That expansion could cause pressure at the base of your lung. ...Read more

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What will happen if my 5.2cm lung bullae ruptures is there anything that can be done medically to remove it. Can this be dangerous. ?

What will happen if my 5.2cm lung bullae ruptures     is there anything that can be done medically to remove it. Can this be dangerous. ?

Pneumothorax: If the bulla ruptures a pneumothorax will result. Usually this will reabsorb. There may be some pain. Sometimes a procedure needs to be done to decompress the free air released. ...Read more