Doctor insights on:
Can Scar Tissue Be Removed From The Lungs
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
Yes, if nerve cut: Scar tissue from the mediport surgery, if it severed a nerve, could cause persistent discomfort. A scar growing over the area only adds to the problem, as it may have prevented the nerve from regrowing properly. Most scars, tho, have no sensation (not even pressure or temperature) which is why they feel "weird". There cd b another cause - TTYD 4 a good evaluation. Good Luck & thanks 4 ur question! ...Read more
It's possible: There is precedence for scar turning into cancer. On the skin, long-standing scars can develop cancer so it's not out of the realm of possibility. Chronic irritation can contribute to changes. Usually it works in the opposite direction; cancer can mimic scar tissue and may not be diagnosed unless it grows. ...Read more
Dr says I have scar tissue on pleura/lungs after having pleurisy earlier this year. Is this why I still get chest pain which is worse on exertion?
Could be: Obviously that is too complex of a question to answer with certainty over the internet, but it is a reasonable potential cause, particularly if your dr has evaluated you for more serious causes of chest pain, in which case nsaids or other pain management should help reduce limitation to function/mobility. Talk to your dr about this. ...Read more
Cured from PTB 1 year back. Got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?
Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt ...Read more
Abnormal mammo show scar tissue on both sides of breasts in question. Thorax surgery on both lungs 20 yrs ago. Any relation of that & abnormal mammo?
Could be: It seems to be from the old surgical scars. Anyway no breast issues from what you have stated ...Read more
Hi, Will a CT scan show mold in your lungs or just scar tissue? I was exposed to black mold for a year. I'm still sick a year and a half later.
3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?
X-Ray finding: You are looking at shadows. You have to look at a follow film in 6 month time to see if there has been any change in film. In the meantime, sit tight. ...Read more
10 yr bc survivor. Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall. What's the difference of lung and chest wall? Scar tissue fm mastectomy?
Need Further Work-Up: The chest wall refers to the ribcage and muscles that cover them; the lungs are within the rib cage. A solid nodule in either location, especially if it is new, requires further testing & possible biopsy to determine if it is cancerous or scar tissue; this should begin with a (pet) ct to determine exactly where this nodule is. ...Read more
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmonary fibrosis can develop. ...Read more
I have a very small nodule on the apex of my lung found on chest X-ray my doctor saidit may be scar tissue or a blocked bone shadow, it is on the apex and I am 70 years old, is it cancer?
If you mean compared:
To a prior chest xray, it could be due to infections or other lung diseases during the interval between the x-rays, leading to some scarring.
Alternatively, the radiologist that read this xray may have been more impressed with some areas of scarring and mentioned it in the report, but it was there before, and not new. ...Read more
Would scar tissue left from pleurisy show up on a chest x-ray? Also would scar tissue cause recurring chest pain?
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed scarring. It's also possible that there's a little bit of leftover damage still healing itself. It's widespread inflammation, takes some time to heal, and that could cause chronic chest pain or discomfort. ...Read more
I had a chest tube 4mths ago for pericardial window & now I have pain in that area. Scar tissue? Adhesion? Is pain normal to start this far out?
Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this time it may be widely excised but to prevent recurrence a steroid can be injected into the would like Kenalog (triamcinolone) which produces a strong anti inflammatory response. ...Read more
Acupuncture: Can be used for this purpose. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before. ...Read more
Yes: Adhesions can develop after a knee surgery which limit motion and can be removed (typically arthroscopically), however the reason for stiffness should be fully evaluated before considering this. Most common causes are malpositioned acl graft or inappropriate size or position of total knee components. If this is the case revision of the primary procedure is required. ...Read more
Bite by dog just above my left knee 10 yrs ago. The scar hurts if pressure is put on it. Can scar tissue be removed?
Depends: It depends on what kind and cause of the scar tissue. You are young to have scar tissue. How do you know you have scar tissue. If you can give a little more information, I might be able to give you better advice. Thanks. ...Read more
I had a pinolidal sinus removed in1997 two days ago my scar tissue started hurting when I was sitting. I cannot see anything visually wrong.
Could recur: You could have a recurrence of the cyst that has not yet come to the surface. It would be wise to see your family physician & have him/her examine you. ...Read more
Why would a person wake up with the area hurting where their ovaries were removed, could it be scar tissue and why would a person just wake up this?
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Lung scar tissue from breast cancer from radiation therapy
- Nodule on lungs from scar tissue and pleural effusion
- Nodule on lungs from scar tissue and plural effusion
- Can scar tissue be removed?
- Can scar tissue be removed from fallopian tubes?
- Can tar be removed from the lungs?
- Can internal scar tissue be removed?
- Can scar tissue be removed without surgery?
- Can you remove scar tissue from eye?