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Can cracked ribs cause a lung infection?

Can cracked ribs cause a lung infection?

Indirectly: The pain from the rib injury keeps you from taking regular deep breaths and this prevents you from clearing the build-up of "stuff" in your lungs that normally accumulates. Bacteria multiply and give you pneumonia. ...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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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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Could lung abscess be the cause of bad breath?

Could lung abscess be the cause of bad breath?

Yes, but no: A lung abscess is so completely rare when compared to oral reasons for bad breath. I would not suspect an abscess of a lung unless there where more breathing/pleurisy type symptoms. My first suggestion would be brush your tongue and drink water. See a dentist to determine if there is a true dental reason that you have bad breath if you are a smoker, stop now ! ...Read more

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Can coughing due to a cold cause breast tenderness/pain? Just diagnosed w/Costochondritis due to cough from sinus infection

Can coughing due to a cold cause breast tenderness/pain? Just diagnosed w/Costochondritis due to cough from sinus infection

Possibly: Viral infections can make pretty much everything hurt. If the pain is related to the costochondritis then I would expect it to subside as the cold symptoms subside. Evening primrose oil is an herbal supplement that can help with breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Lung infection that cause a mass?

Lung infection that cause a mass?

Many: Fungi like candida, blastomyces, coccidioidomycoses or paracocci can all cause infiltrates or processes that look like masses. Tb itself can cause a mass-like effect of tuberculoma and even pneumonia can cause mass like infiltrates and a scar later that involutes to look like a mass. Parasites do too. So we have to rely on symptoms, risks and the work up to make diagnoses. ...Read more

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Could a lung collapsed cause damage?

Could a lung collapsed cause damage?

Collapsed lung low O: A collapsed lung doesn't oxygenate blood, so a person with one feels very short of breath. The damage to the person comes from the oxygen problem. Once the lung is re-inflated, it usually goes back to working about as well as it worked before. Sometimes the collapses come in people with lung disease, so that might not be very well, but they also occur in young, tall, thin athletes. ...Read more

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What can cause a chest infection?

What can cause a chest infection?

Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common bacteria causing pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumoniae and hemophilus pneumonae. Common viruses include influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more

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Could a sternal rub potentially cause costochondritis?

Could a sternal rub potentially cause costochondritis?

Yes: Any rubbing, stretching, or trauma to the rib region can injure these muscles. ...Read more

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Could an aortic aneurism cause a chronic cough? (i read it can cause a legion on cranial nerve x causing problems in the larynx?)

Could an aortic aneurism cause a chronic cough?  (i read it can cause a legion on cranial nerve x causing problems in the larynx?)

Rare: A aneurysm can lead to cough, but that very, very rare. Chronic cough causes can be tough to diagnose, but don't despair. Keep working on it and you'll get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What lung disease cause clubbing nails and can it be a sign of respiratory acidosis?

What lung disease cause clubbing nails and can it be a sign of respiratory acidosis?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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Can my ribs or lungs be damaged?

Can my ribs or lungs be damaged?

Yes: You can damage ribs with any trauma. Hence rib fractures. Lungs can be damaged many ways from trauma to smoking and inhalation of particles. Need to protect your lungs as much as possible. Other causes can include infectious one that will damage your lungs. ...Read more

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Can a chest infection cause permanent damage?

Yes: It can cause bronchiectasis when some of the air tubes become blind alleys when they should be conducting air to your lung tissue. If may also destroy part of your lungs -depending on the type of infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could pneumonia cause a sore breast bone or was it from my mold infection coughing?

Please tell me, could pneumonia cause a sore breast bone or was it from my mold infection coughing?

Due to coughing: Pneumoia usually causes feve, r chills, difficulty breathing, shortness of breatth, and soreness in chest is related to constant coughing and related chest muscle strain. ...Read more

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Could a gallbladder infection cause chest pressure?

Could a gallbladder infection cause chest pressure?

It can: The nerve sensations coming from the organs around the diaphragm are less precise than the nerves that send signals from the skin. Typically a patient can tell if the problem is above the belly button. A heart attack and a gallbladder attack can be challenging to differentiate. Additional tests, the exam, and the history all help to get accurate diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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Can rib pain be a sings of lung cancer?

Can rib pain be a sings of lung cancer?

Sometimes: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?

Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?

Mgt: A virtual consult can be booked online, so that the imaging may be viewed. From your description, this type of residual scarring should not result in a decrease in lung function. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Coughing: Not generally. Please see your md to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a lung to collapse?

What could cause a lung to collapse?

Injury or luck: Ok, not really luck. Some people are prone to "spontaneous pneumothorax" where the lung collapses on its own. Other reasons include injury, infection. Treatment may include drainage with a tube or even surgery. Treatment options depend on cause, patient symptoms and conditions. More information necessary to properly answer this question. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more