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Can I Donate A Lung To A Family Member Who Needs It
Yes, but: Yes with a large caveat attached. You must be an exact match, and you must be healthy enough to live on one lung and survive thoracic surgery. Not every transplant program will offer live donation as a possibility, so you need to both talk to your own doctor about your health and then undergo a full battery of tests prior to donation. ...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
Transplant center: If you want to do this, you need to talk to a lung transplant specialist. I would recommend calling the nearest medical center that does transplant and inquires about. Lung donation must be rare as i don't hear about it alot. It seems that lung donation requires to donors, one for each side for the recipient. ...Read more
A family member has a nodule about l/2" inside right lung. Can vats procedure be used to remove this?
Potentially: Depending on location, quite possibly. Vats and robotic techniques can be used for numerous thoracic surgical procedures and varying types of lung resections. ...Read more
Yes: It's important to know what type: non-small cell or small cell. Based on the staging you mentioned, it seems likely non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc). Stage iiib nsclc is best managed with chemotherapy and radiation. Prognosis is based on performance status, weight loss, age, as well as stage. 5 year survival approx 25% with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation. Hope that helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Prognosis: The best predictor of how a patient will do is how they are doing physically. Watch for physical decline in ability to care for themself. Get hospice involved earlier rather than later to build trust with team. ...Read more
Family member had blood clot in both lungs. Is there another treatment besides heparin after 11 days?
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) orally.Get a more detailed answer ›
One of my family member 33yrs male has suffered from lung disease.can my babies stem cell helps to cure this disease..he is on O2 therapy at d moment.
Variable: I'm sorry to hear about your family members health and wish that all goes as best as possible. But in terms of prognosis life span wise, this is impossible to predict without any specifics about the pathology of the cancer, the spread of the cancer, treatment failures/success, other ailments in addition to cancer, etc. Seek input from your family members oncologist. ...Read more
Conversated numerous times with a family member who is diagnosed with TB(not sure if taking medication).I am pregnant with slight cough.no fever,weird feeling in chest area.Please advise.
If you have: repeated close contact with someone who has active TB (who may or maynot be taking meds) recommend that you be assessed. I would hope that you already have been assessed depending on how long that relative has had tuberculosis. ...Read more
Several of my family members have cancer of colon, prostate, also lung. I was diagnosed withfibrocystic breast disease. Would I be a high risk?
No: Often there are families that have a number of cancer and their is no obvious correlation. Fibrocyctic disease makes it harder to examine as the breast seems to be lumpy but does not put you at more risk. If there were first degree (mom or sister) or several second degree relatives with breast cancer you would be higher for breast cancer risk. In that case brac genes can be tested. ...Read more
Pectus excavatum: A depression of the sternum is a congential condition, does run in families, and is associated with hypermobility syndrome, which can lead to wear and tear arthritis, and a higher incidence of scoliosis. The latin term that describes this is "pectus excavatum."it can either be present at birth or not develop until puberty. ...Read more
Why can I hear my heart's valvular sounds so easily but I can't hear other family members' heart sound. Is it age-related? Or my chest cliff is narrow
since you seem very interested in auscultation, look at this site but realize you don't have the training to understand it all......
https://www.med.ucla.edu/wilkes/intro.html ...Read more
Could VSD have damaged my lungs and caused me to get, asthma, which I have? I have no family history of asthma or VSD.
Sharp pain in the lower right side of my right lung like a knot, and it can happen randomly, I am a non smoker and no one in my family does?
Probably not lung: Pain where you're describing and how you're describing is more likely a referred pain meaning that even though you may think it's 'in' your lung because it's in that vicinity actually, it is coming from another structure which could be either there or close by. In this case, musculoskeletal is most likely. However, do seek out help if it doesn't clear in short order. ...Read more
Probably not: Unless there is a hereditary immunocomprimised disease, then probably not. ...Read more
Higher than normal: There are several reasons why a family history of lung cancer may increase your risk. The members involved may share similar habits like smoking or if they live together and everyone who does not smoke gets exposed to smoke from at least one smoker. Also if the family lives in a place where they are exposed to carcinogens such as radon. Genes may also play a role but not well defined as of yet. ...Read more
No history of lung probs in family, rarely drink, don't smoke, 17 years old but feel small pains in chest and back where lungs are. What is this?
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