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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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Can a paddle (such as one to resesitate a baby) make a babys lungs burst?

Can a paddle (such as one to resesitate a baby) make a babys lungs burst?

No.: The major effect of these paddles is on the heart. They can sometimes restart a heart that is stopped, and sometimes reset an abnormal rhythm and get it to go back to normal. I have never heard of a lung "bursting" like you describe. ...Read more

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Does the crying of circumcision cause brain damage to infants?

Does the crying of circumcision cause brain damage to infants?

You're kidding right: I've heard some interesting myths proposed by the anti-circumcision crowd, but this one is bizarre. The effect on infants does cause diminished activity and feeding aggressiveness for a few hours before it reverts to normal. There are no other behavioral effects of note. There is no evidence to support the myth. ...Read more

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Lately, I just burst out crying for things that don't often cry too. Why do I cry for dumb things?

Lately, I just burst out crying for things that don't often cry too. Why do I cry for dumb things?

Sadness: You are probably crying over 'dumb' things because you have suppressed sadness in relation to some more important situation or person in your life. Try to uncover what you are truly sad about, confide in a close friend. Watch the free video on the value on sadness on the soundmindz. Org website for more insight. Best. ...Read more

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I was out with friends today and suddenly I burst out of crying without any reason, I really don't know what wrong/felt so confused/what's wrong?

I was out with friends today and suddenly I burst out of crying without any reason, I really don't know what wrong/felt so confused/what's wrong?

Confusion!?: Many things can be happening: sleep issues, less sleep causes confusion, tearing confusion and extreme mood swings, possibly panic especially if you are taking too much coffee. Hormonal changes at your age are a possible culprit too get your thyroid checked. Psychological reasons can also present this way especially anxiety disorders. It won't hurt to get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it common for blood vessels to burst in lungs?

Is it common for blood vessels to burst in lungs?

No: When that does occur, it is often due to the presence of serious disorders such as blood clots, vasculitis, tumors or infection. This problem always requires a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My lungs are hurting really really bad. To the point of crying. What can I do to ease the pain?

My lungs are hurting really really bad. To the point of crying. What can I do to ease the pain?

Need an urgent exam: You need to seek immediate medical attention for diagnosis and treatment, something this Q & A box is not designed to do. ...Read more

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What might cause crying after sex? Sometimes (not a common thing) after I climax, I burst into tears. Why?

What might cause crying after sex? Sometimes (not a common thing) after I climax, I burst into tears. Why?

Normal: An orgasm is a release of heightened sexual arousal. It is both physiological and emotional. Individuals sometimes scream out as if in great pain. Others might giggle. You and others sometimes burst into tears. All of these types of responses to the emotional aspects of sexual release are considered normal. ...Read more

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I've been having a lows for the past weeks, I burst out crying every now and then, I lose focus and forget things regularly, everytime I think about my problems I shut and cry and medicate. I feel lonely and rejected most of the time and that nobody?

I've been having a lows for the past weeks, I burst out crying every now and then, I lose focus and forget things regularly, everytime I think about my problems I shut and cry and medicate. I feel lonely and rejected most of the time and that nobody?

Please: Your problem is out of my field of expertise, but it is obvious that you are in pain and are in need caring intervention. Your symptoms may be from a chemical imbalance, mental health issues, or both. Your primary care physician should be able to refer you to the appropriate metal health professional. Help is just a phone call away. ...Read more

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Could my friend's lung burst from having intense hiccups?

Could my friend's lung burst from having intense hiccups?

Yes: It is very uncommon but yes, it may happen. On the other hand, hiccups which are produced by the diaphragmatic nerve, may mean that something has already happened with your friend's lung. If he is short of breath or is having pain, get him checked! ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

Unusual: That is highly unlikely. Pulmonary hemorrhage from a ruptured blood vessel is an uncommon condition. Perhaps you are referring to blood in the mucous of someone who is coughing? There are many causes of that symptom. ...Read more

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I don't know if I'm having bipolar disorders not not but I'm acting very strange last 3 weeks/burst out of crying then just laugh hilariously, too bad?

I don't know if I'm having bipolar disorders not not but I'm acting very strange last 3 weeks/burst out of crying then just laugh hilariously, too bad?

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder needs to be diagnosed by a very experienced mental health professional as it is a term loosely used in our current culture. Schedule a consultation so you can ease your mind with a professional who can help you understand the cause of your distress and help you cope more effectively. Ask your doctor for a referral. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels to burst in lung?

What causes blood vessels to burst in lung?

Many things: Hemoptysis or coughing up blood from the lungs has several causes. Blood tinged sputum can happen from repeated, forceful coughing. Coughing up more than a tablespoon of blood usually comes from either a lung infection or cancer eroding into the lung blood vessels, a vascularized tumor in an airway or because of very high blood pressures in the lung (pulmonary hypertension) seen in mitral regurg. ...Read more

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Is it fine to burst out of crying without any reason for more than twice a day?!

Is it fine to burst out of crying without any reason for more than twice a day?!

No: People normally do not suddenly start crying without any reason. Even when young babies cry, they still have their reasons. A doctor can help figure out the problem, and may refer to a psychologist or psychiatrist if needed. ...Read more

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Normal that I feel like crying when I do any little thing wrong? I feel like bursting into tears from things like getting yelled at to wrong ansers.

Normal that I feel like crying when I do any little thing wrong? I feel like bursting into tears from things like getting yelled at to wrong ansers.

No, its not: Normal. Are you depressed or anxious? Are you feeling this way mid cycle of your periods? See your Dr and tell him/her how you feel. I'm sure they can help you. ...Read more

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Constantly upset/crying myself to sleep, no motivation, bad habit of chewing my cheeks/lips, sharp pains in my lungs/chest area.

Constantly upset/crying myself to sleep, no motivation, bad habit of chewing my cheeks/lips, sharp pains in my lungs/chest area.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Involuntary burst of air came from lungs with very sharp back pain. Got very dizzy after it happened and had pain in middle of chest.?

Involuntary burst of air came from lungs with very sharp back pain. Got very dizzy after it happened and had pain in middle of chest.?

Please explain: I'm not sure what you really mean by "involuntary burst of air.....from lungs." This could be anything really from a forceful cough to a sneeze. If the pain was sharp, immediately timed with the expulsion of the air and then, disappeared (the pain) then, I would not worry anything at all...probably sudden muscular contraction or even spasm of the back muscles which subsided instantaenously. ...Read more

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Dx-nonsmall cell lung ca. Metastatic, deteriorating health, but sudden wk long burst of energy not requiring o2. Is this normal right before death?

Dx-nonsmall cell lung ca. Metastatic, deteriorating health, but sudden wk long burst of energy not requiring o2. Is this normal right before death?

I am sorry for U: I hope u r not suffering and enjoying what left. And remember we all standing in line and hopefully god will be merciful with us. Best wishes and discuss u symptoms with u provider. ...Read more

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I have severe mood swing, get a panic attack whenever I talk to someone I don't know, burst out of crying without any reason/feel weak nd faint, am I sick?

I have severe mood swing, get a panic attack whenever I talk to someone I don't know, burst out of crying without any reason/feel weak nd faint, am I sick?

You may have an: anxiety disorder called social phobia. We can feel threatened and out of control in social situation we are not used to. Please get some support from a mental health professional. Medication is not the only way to go. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can blisters on the lung & then a burst blister which leads to a collapsed lung be caused by stress or could heavy smoking for 20+ yrs be the cause?

Can blisters on the lung & then a burst blister which leads to a collapsed lung be caused by stress or could heavy smoking for 20+ yrs be the cause?

Young smokers: Young smokers do significant damage to their lungs, and weaken them to blebs. Don't blame this on stress. Quit now it's never too late. ...Read more

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22 mo. Old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. No redness; normal?

22 mo. Old son; circumcised; neg UTI; appearing uncomfortable/upset when penis is erect, crying, closing his legs tightly etc. No redness; normal?

Common enough: Penile erection in any male-esp prolonged erection, called priapism-can be very uncomfortable and painful. Common but not as painful in small children.Try to get child to relax by being closely held for comfort and trying to get child's attention on a toy or something else. Also try not to stimulate penis while cleaning him and while changing clothes. Sometimes use of warm water locally may help. ...Read more

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About 7 months ago I had a collapsed left lung with chest tube and surgery. Burst bleb. Every time I cough or sneeze I feel pain in left lung. Why?

About 7 months ago I had a collapsed left lung with chest tube and surgery. Burst bleb. Every time I cough or sneeze I feel pain in left lung. Why?

Adhesions: Scar tissue. The lung gets stuck against the rib cage and the ribs are not fully healed yet, either. You need a good session with the DR who treated your pneumothorax. Coughing much? Coughing blood? Short of breath? Rapid heart? Etc. ...Read more

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Swelling on skin under the head of my penis I'm circumcised had 2 white bumps on it they burst and my girl just had full STD check had trichomosis onl?

Swelling on skin under the head of my penis I'm circumcised had 2 white bumps on it they burst and my girl just had full STD check had trichomosis onl?

Swelling: Swelling under skin of your penis may be smegma which is a combination of exfoliated skin and oils. It is benign and hasnothing to fo with std's ...Read more

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Please tell me the infant circumcision rate in the united states in 2012/13 and is it trending upwards or downwards?

Please tell me the infant circumcision rate in the united states in 2012/13 and is it trending upwards or downwards?

Variable: This varies with the part of the country, ethnic and religious practices and insurance coverage. Since it is not covered by medicaid in about 17 states, those states have lower rates. The lowest runs about 60% to a high around 90%.This variability has drifted up or down and back for decades. ...Read more

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Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?

Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?

Infant Circumcision: Recent research found that there was not enough evidence that circumcision definitely prevented UTI and STD and hence currently circumcision is considered to be more for religious or family preferences. The coverage for the procedure by the insurances has also undergone a slight change recently. But many still are strong in the belief that there is a definite benefit from circumcision ...Read more

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What do you think about male infant circumcision?

What do you think about male infant circumcision?

OK if father circ'd: Then no explanations necessary as to why father and son are different if only one is circ'd. Circumcision is always best performed, with least morbidity in infancy. Howeever there is no real meical indication for circumcision and thus is primarily a personal, family or social decision. Either way both decisions, whether to circumcise or not to circumcise are correct & neither is wrong. ...Read more

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Can infant circumcision ever be in the best interest of the child?

Can infant circumcision ever be in the best interest of the child?

Hard to say: If that kid is the one of hundreds that will get recurrent urinary disease that might lead to kidney loss and dialysis, he might appreciate it, but chances are small. If he is one that develops foreskin cancer, or an extra std, the procedure might be appreciated. The kid who develops para-phymosis leading to strangulation of the penile tip, might. All rare but possible. ...Read more

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Should infant circumcision be banned? Does it have any adverse health effects?

Should infant circumcision be banned? Does it have any adverse health effects?

Why??: It has been practiced as a religious ritual for thousands of years. The proof is out there for those who choose to look at it. For those who scoff at the evidence, nothing will change their minds. At the present time it is an elective procedure. Those who wish can do so, and those who do not can avoid it. Your personal feelings do not trump those who accept the procedure. ...Read more

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The frenulum was also removed during sons infant circumcision. How much sensation is now lost? Will he be able to achieve orgasm when he gets older?

The frenulum was also removed during sons infant circumcision. How much sensation is now lost? Will he be able to achieve orgasm when he gets older?

Circumcision: There should be no problem with future sexual satisfaction. Circumcision is an elective procedure. But I am not sure what you mean by frenulum. Do you mean the connection on the underside of the penis between the foreskin and penis? During circumcision this is not removed but the foreskin is peeled back from it. This occasionally can cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Can any doctor suggest me some reasons why infant male circumcision is wrong?

Can any doctor suggest me some reasons why infant male circumcision is wrong?

Why: Some of the anti-circ crowd try to equate this with the female mutilation performed by some radical groups. That practice removes the clitoris and hood, to prevent promiscuity. This would be equal to removing the penis and scrotum. Obviously not part of a circ. Recent Canadian data suggests the benefit/risk supports the process. I consider it cosmetic. ...Read more

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Is it true that if the infant is over ten pounds the they can not do an in office procedure for a circumcision.

Is it true that if the infant is over ten pounds the they can not do an in office procedure for a circumcision.

Not always...: I can't speak for the policies of your OB or Pedi (whoever does the procedure in your area). I would recommend contacting their office to determine if they have such a policy. Sometimes the age of the child is the determining factor in referring to urology & not age. All I can do is guess about another offices policies. ...Read more

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Is it true that if the infant is over ten pounds the they can not do an in office circumcision for a urologist? Or does it depend on the doc?

Is it true that if the infant is over ten pounds the they can not do an in office circumcision for a urologist? Or does it depend on the doc?

Circumcisions: Usually circumcisions take place in the hospital after delivery. If the baby is already home then the circumcision ail be done by a urologist. The weight of the baby versus ability to circumcise is up to the doctor, but there are no standard indications to prohibit a 10 pound baby from getting circumcised ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more


Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more