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Can A Collapsed Lung Improve On Its Own
Yes: A healthy normal person with no particular risk factors, can get a spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung). If the amount of air that leaked out was small, and the leak had sealed itself off, the doctor may decide to observe the patient and let the leaked air get reabsorbed by the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest wall around the lungs. There are many possible causes, but one of them is viral pneumonia. Viruses mostly just need time to resolve. You should be checked to make sure you don't have one of the other underlying causes that do require treatment however. ...Read more
A serious condition: Having a brain abscess is a serious condition, its not something that heals on its own typically, depending on the size and location of abscess it might be treated with antibiotics or it may need to be drained by a neurosurgeon, typically in a hospital setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if my collasped lung dosent reinflate only one lobe collasped will the lung rot and cause trouble?
No: With the correct treatment no lung/lobe will remain permanently compressed. And lungs do not rot. ...Read more
Will feeling of weakness with cough w/phlegm subside on its own. Is medication absolutely necessary. I'd like to fight it on my own.
Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more
Developed umbilical hernia during pregnancy, shrunk on its own but still bludges. Can sex help it to shrink further or will it shrink on its own?
Anatomic separation: When a woman gets pregnant, the Right & Left rectus muscles separate & thin to cover the growing baby. The umbilicus can bulge, a weakness of the tissues between the R & L muscles. It gets smaller after delivery but does not go back to normal. If there is a hernia, a pouch of internal abdominal fat or intestinal contents, a small one may not need surgery. Exercises with ab muscles don't treat it. ...Read more
Yes: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info: I am not sure what you are asking. Perforation of what? If you have injured yourself then you need medical attention. I am sorry but I am not sure what you are asking ...Read more
Does multiple sclerosis patient in an exacerbation need steroids? Would it resolve on its own without?
Should be treated: About 50% of untreated relapses do not resolve without treatment, leaving permanent disability. In virtually all cases of significant objective problems, I would treat with steroids or ACTH. But do not see a basic protective MS medication on your list. If you have MS, you should be treated with an ongoing agent in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kindness: This is a difficult problem. I think that being supportive during the crisis with cancer is the main focus. Regardless of the cause the cancer is still the fight that needs support. Certain cancers might have a better outcome if smoking is stopped, but blame and shame rarely seem to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a surgeon have to repair a hole in the lung caused by a .222 rifle (that also caused a collapsed lung) or would it heal on its own?
Not absolutely: As long as chest tube drainage, to decompress the pneumothorax and remove blood, was successful, formal exploration would not be necessary. If there's a persistent air leak, or significant or persistent bleeding, then thoracotomy or thoracoscopy would be necessary. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does deep fingertip injury with exposed bone heal on its own by dressing changes and without surgery?
Maybe: You'll want to make sure the wound was thoroughly cleaned and stitches placed as needed. Pay very close attention to the wound for any signs of infection. If infection spreads to the bone, it is a very serious matter. Definitely get evaluated by your doc if you haven't already. Get well soon! ...Read more
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