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Burning In The Chest From Lung Cancer
Any ideas why heart failures come from pulmonary embolism in the right upper lobe of the lung in arteriosclerosis?
Several ways: The pe can cause low oxygen including what goes to the heart. It can put strain on the heart, dilate the right side, cause hormones to be released cause tachycardia and due to that chf, arrhythmia and failure of the heart to push blood if big enough. It can then cause paradoxical pressures in the ventricles collapsing the left ventricle due to right pressure. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer: Is usually asymptomatic, and symptoms are usually related to the effect that the mass has on surrounding organs. Burning in the stomach is more likely to be due to gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, or dyspepsia. Pancreatitis causes a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and pain. ...Read more
It can be.: Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump. ...Read more
I'm 20 years old.I suffer from chest pain especially needles tingling in the left side of chest and the pain spread up the back and tip of hand?
What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?
Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer that has spread often metastasizes to bones especially backbone. As part of evaluation for high grade prostate cancer, your urologist or oncologist may recommend bone scan to look for evidence of spread before you develop pain. If you're already having bone pain, regardless of site, go see your doc immediately. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: But the goal is for it not to. ...Read more
Sometimes: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the small joints between the sternum-breast bone - and the ribs. Costchondritis is often idiopathic - meaning we don't know what causes it, but is frequently assumed to be viral in origin. At other times it is directly related to exercise using the upper extremities or trauma to the chest. It can move around the chest, but discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a knot in the upper left back (roughly chest high) cause tightness and pain in the center of the chest, worsened by motion/deep inhalations?
Doctor can evaluate: A "knot in the upper left back" means different things to different people. It can mean a cyst or other lump in the skin, it can be a growth of the bone, it can be a mass arising from the muscle, etc... So, an exam by a doctor will be needed. If the "knot" is connected or related to something deeper in the rib cage or inside the chest, then it may be related to the described symptoms. ...Read more
No: The lungs have no pain fibers and so don't send pain signals to the brain. The pleural surfaces lining the chest wall are exquisitely pain sensitive and cause the sharp pain we call pleurisy, but this is not typical of copd. Cough is the typical symptom of nerve irritation in the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is cancer cells in his left lung but pathology can't pen down the cause or where the cancer is?
We can't help: Pathology is usually helpful in identifying a potential source for metastatic disease, but as you are finding out, sometimes not conclusive. Further testing including imaging may be done. Ultimately, the physicians on the case know much much more than we do and it is hard to offer any additional insight. Be persistent in opening lines of communication with the treatment team. ...Read more
What would cause tightness in center of chest, shortness of breath, n pain in leg/groin/lung. Ct revealed residual thymic hyperplasia?
It is not clear : It sounds like you are in the midst of an evaluation. I'm not sure the thymus is responsible for this and would certainly recommend used discussing with your physician about a cardiovascular evaluation . ...Read more
Er: You should be evaluated immediately to rule out any cardiac issues. ...Read more
A 48 year old male: With those symptoms should be seen very soon preferably in the accident ward (ed) and let them tell you what it is not. Chest pains at your age should not b e taken lightly. ...Read more
Can a oesophageal ulcer turn in to cancer without treatment IV been having a lot of middle chest pain what are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer?
My X-ray shows a thickened pleura in the mid-lower area of my right lung due to ptb. Does it cause pain due to pressure on the lung during exertion?
Pleural thickening: Most of the time does not cause pain, although there are patients who complain of it. We can't predict who do. It may be that it can limit the expansion of your lung but the extent again is individualized. ...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
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