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What can cause a lung to collapse?

What can cause a lung to collapse?

Loss of (-) pressure: A collapsed/punctured lung is serious, as it can progress to tension pneumothorax. Once recognized, a chest tube is placed to release the pressure associated with collapsed lung. Any injury that allows positive pressure from the airways or externally into the negative pressured pleural space will start the lung collapsing. Trauma, needle sticks, rib fx, fluid, spontaneous are common causes. ...Read more

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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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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What might cause a punctured lung in danger of collapse?

What might cause a punctured lung in danger of collapse?

-- pleural pressure: Negative pleural pressure, and puncture in the lung causes air to leaks into plural space resulting pneumothorax or air in plural space, then collapse of lung, even moving contents to other side of chest causing dangerous, tension pneumothorax. ...Read more

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Can holding your breath too long cause your lungs to collapse?

No: It will increase your strength on it but not to collapse. Remember breathing oxygenates holding too much will not help to get more oxygen ...Read more

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Would my spinal fusion cause my lung to collapse?

Would my spinal fusion cause my lung to collapse?

No: I don't believe so but a collapse lung is typical an emergency and needs to be addressed in an emergency room. ...Read more

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Life threatening hayfever - caused lung to collapse, what to do?

Life threatening hayfever - caused lung to collapse, what to do?

Control allergy Sx's: A spontaneous pneumothorax is most common in tall, lanky men in the their late teens who have a "bleb" or "blebs" on their lung tissue. Relating to severe allergy symptoms, the most reasonable scenario in my mind is that sneezing was performed with such intensity that the interthoracic pressures go up precipitously leading to a popped bleb after sneezing and another big drop in chest pressure. ...Read more

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What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more

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I was in an extremely bad car accident. This caused both of my lungs to collapse. If medical marijuana became legal in my state would it cause problem?

I was in an extremely bad car accident. This caused both of my lungs to collapse. If medical marijuana became legal in my state would it cause problem?

Should be OK but...: Thank-you for your service to our country (i'm guessing you're not in afghanistan on vacation).
Your lungs should be as good as new over time but to err on the side of caution I advise waiting at least a year before smoking to give your lungs time to heal. You can use it orally or topically before then. Marijuana can be very helpful for back pain ; spasm. High cbd strains are less intoxicating. ...Read more

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Can a history of smoking meth cause your lung to collapse?

With Chronic Use: Chronic smokers of methamphetamine can experience health issues directly from the drug and secondary health issues due to neglect of their basic personal needs. Elevated heart rate and blood pressure is dangerous. Neglect of personal hygiene and poor dental care can be a problem. Poor nutrition and lack of sleep weaken the body and the immune system. A collapsed lung is possible. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breasts cause your lung to lung collapse?

No: Fibrocystic changes of the breast are strictly a condition of the breasts and do not affect the lungs. It cannot cause your lung to collapse. ...Read more

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Sob&dizziness when exercising no angina what could be the cause? Known rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardic at times hbp

Sob&dizziness when exercising no angina what could be the cause? Known rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardic at times hbp

Dizzy: Lots of possibilities. Need to see a doctor for history and physical and any other testing suggested by initial work up. ...Read more

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Can a pneumothorax be caused by a deep tissue massage? I went to the ER the day after my massage, the xray discovered the partial lung collapse.

Can a pneumothorax be caused by a deep tissue massage? I went to the ER the day after my massage, the xray discovered the partial lung collapse.

Unlikely: Unlikely that the massage caused the pneumothorax. If a rib was fractured the pain from that would be your major complaint. Possibly bearing down during the massage could rupture a bleb on the lung and cause the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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Pain in lungs when breathing no dizziness what could be a cause? Xrays showed rt minimal lung base collapse hbp hyperthyroidism

Pain in lungs when breathing no dizziness what could be a cause? Xrays showed rt minimal lung base collapse hbp hyperthyroidism

Dyspnea & hi-thyroid: Dyspnea may occur for many reasons in hyperthyroidism: increase in oxygen consumption leading to hypoxemia; increase in co2 production leading to hypercapnia; respiratory muscle weakness; decreased lung volume; an anatomical such as partial airway obstruction from a large goiter is also possible; exacerbation of underlying asthma; pulmonary hypertension. Proper treatment can correct all these. ...Read more

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Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?

Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?

Unlikely: Benign pulmonary granulomas are an extremely common finding on ct of the chest, and almost never cause symptoms. A granuloma should never cause an airway obstruction. Other processes such as endobronchial mucus plugs or aspiration or a central mass lesion can cause obstruction and collapse of the affected segment. ...Read more

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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina cause? ? History-medical minimal rt lung base collapse hypertension tachycardic at times

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina cause? ? History-medical minimal rt lung base collapse hypertension tachycardic at times

Anemia: Anemia, or low hemoglobin levels, can cause the heart to beat faster and cause shortness of breath with exertion. Heart arrhythmias can also cause tachycardia. Asthma or other lung conditions aren't usually associated with tachycardia. ...Read more

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Urgent! > pain in ribs on right side when breathing and short breath and no angina cause? Hypertension rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardia

Urgent! > pain in ribs on right side when breathing and short breath and no angina cause? Hypertension rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardia

Get checked in an: Urgent care or er. Could be muscle strain, pleurisy etc but other conditions have to be excluded e.g. Heart, lung pathology. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause? History rt lung base collapse hbp tachycardic heart palps

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause? History rt lung base collapse hbp tachycardic heart palps

Shortness of breath: Your question can't be answered as written. The possibilities are quite broad. Heart disease remains a possibility, as do a large number of lung conditions and blood disorders. It could even be normal depending upon the level of exertion, etc... It sounds like you have enough of a concern and previous history that you should see your family physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? Shortness of breath when running no angina hbp tachycardia

Talk to your doctor: Unless the collapse has been known to be present for a long time and stable, may represent infection, blocked airway (? Aspiration), congenital malformation, or even tumor (not likely in 17 yo). Can't give more detail without exam. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause? Hypertension

Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause? Hypertension

Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker? 18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read more

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Norm TSH levels &ekg unable to breathe through nose angina no period in 5yr cause? Recc. Wieght loss hist hbp minimal lung base collapse

Norm TSH levels &ekg unable to breathe through nose angina no period in 5yr cause? Recc. Wieght loss hist hbp minimal lung base collapse

Nose congestion: I will address the nose problem. Your nose may be congested due to allergies. You could also have a deviation of the septum which make it difficult to breathe through your nose. You could also have turbinate enlargement which could make it hard to breathe a doctor can check this out for you. The period issue is more. Complex. 18 yos should be having normal periods. See a doctor to sort it. ...Read more

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I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you may have mild asthma. What's this "mild chronic dehydration" stuff? Not drinking enough water can make you constipated, but it's not interfering with your breathing. ...Read more

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Could I exercise after my lungs collapse?

Could I exercise after my lungs collapse?

Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed. .. unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting one of the 8km peaks of the world. Nonetheless why not review this with your treating physician about optimally timing. ...Read more

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What occurs when your lungs collapse answer asap please!?

What occurs when your lungs collapse answer asap please!?

Could be dangerous: If there is a pneumothorax and it is large or you are having symptoms, that can be a medical emergency. If there is "atelectasis, " meaning the lung is full of mucus or being compressed, then that is typically not an emergency. Both of these conditions can be referred to as lung collapse. To answer further, more information is needed. ...Read more

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Why and how does lung collapse?

A few things: There can be multiple causes of lung collapse. The can leak air like a flat tire. This is called a pneumothorax. The airways to different parts of the lung can be plugged causing collapse. This would be pneumonia or atelectasis. ...Read more

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Pain n back 7mths after lung collapse?

Pain n back 7mths after lung collapse?

Lung collapse: Pain not likelu related to the collapse per se. It could be related to the manner in which it was treated - for example chest tube or operation. That is if you are referring to pneumo thorax, air around the lung causing its collapse. ...Read more

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Had a spontaneous lung collapse, what happens now?

Had a spontaneous lung collapse, what happens now?

Depends: Usually responds to, treatment, including chest tube.
Some have recurrence and need video assisted bleb stapling and mechanical pleural, scarring- called pleurodiesis.
Some individuals may have opposite side issues.
No smoking
regular follow-up. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more