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Would damage caused when a rib entered my lung in the past cause copd?

Would damage caused when a rib entered my lung in the past cause copd?

No: A traumatic lung injury does not cause copd. COPD results from inflammation causing airway damage usually as a result of smoking. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Year ago first episode of Afib , in E.R. x-rayed my chest ,Doctor told me my lungs were ok and not cause of Afib, could COPD be missed or not seen?

Year ago  first episode of Afib , in E.R.  x-rayed my chest ,Doctor told me my lungs were ok and not cause of Afib, could COPD be missed or not seen?

Copd unlikely cause: Lifestyle issues are essential. Optimum weight, no Etoh, and regular exercise reduce AF occurrences and increase by 5 fivefold a favorable response to ablation therapy if needed. BP regulation is essential. See an AF expert and ask whether anticoagulation is essential. You are at fairly low risk of clots/strokes with AF. You may also inquire about a "pill in the pocket" approach to tx. ...Read more

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Can COPD cause burning, tingling sensations in the upper back lung area? It feels like my upper back and chest is tight and heavy feeling.

Can COPD cause burning, tingling sensations in the upper back lung area? It feels like my upper back and chest is tight and heavy feeling.

Not usually: COPD usually causes shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. The sort of symptoms you are describing may be something more significant. I would get checked out by your doctor. He or she can listen to your lungs and maybe get blood tests or a chest xray. ...Read more

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What other things besides COPD can cause the chest X-ray appearance of hyper expansion?

What other things besides COPD   can cause the chest X-ray appearance of hyper expansion?

Overaeration: Overaerated or enlarged lungs can be related to air trapping in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD or chronic asthma. Emphysema either congenital or acquired can enlarge lungs.Smoking is linked to COPD. ...Read more

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Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.

Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.

Many things: COPD should not cause "focal airspace disease" on any films. Typically when we report "focal airspace disease" it implies, but by no means exclusively, that you have pneumonia. There are nearly countless things that can cause these findings. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Went 2 er for chest pains138 hrt rate bp89/138,abdominal pain,swelling fever,ct,xrays,blood drawn 2 check thyroid,said dono cause,sent home,said copd?

Went 2 er for chest pains138 hrt rate bp89/138,abdominal pain,swelling fever,ct,xrays,blood drawn 2 check thyroid,said dono cause,sent home,said copd?

ER evaluations: ERs are designed for 'emergencies' so hopefully they did a good job and made sure that your life is not in critical danger. I think, however, you need to have good follow-up, so I would call your primary MD now and arrange to be seen. If you still have chest pains without a clear diagnosis, you need to know what this is to get treated. A second opinion may be necessary if you are not satisfied. ...Read more

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I had a chest x ray that showed hyper inflated lungs. everything else was normal. I smoke. I am a 51 year old female. is this copd?

I had a chest x ray that showed hyper inflated lungs.  everything else was normal.  I smoke.  I am a 51 year old female.  is this copd?

Yes, it may: and it should be followed up with pulmonary function studies, which can definitively show whether airway obstruction is present, and if so, how severe it is. YOU NEED TO STOP SMOKING before your lungs are so damaged that little reversal is possible. At this stage, if you stop, significant improvement can usually occur. Please get help from a pulmonary physician or your PCP, and support groups. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about COPD lung infection or chest infection?

Can you tell me about COPD lung infection or chest infection?

More info : People with COPD do get more respiratory infections than other possibly due to the reduce ability to remove bacteria, etc from the lungs. The "cilia" in copder's do not work efficiently and thus the bacteria, etc stays in the lungs and can cause pneumonia, etc. Of course the bets way to reduce infections is to stop smoking, get flu and pneumonia shots and try to minimize exposure to viruses/bacteria. ...Read more

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I've been told I've got copd & taking spiriva & Ventolin still feel like some1 sits on chest, also overall have 44% lung capacity.Anysuggest?

I've been told I've got copd & taking spiriva & Ventolin still feel like some1 sits on chest, also overall have 44% lung capacity.Anysuggest?

COPD: If you smoke stop. If you haven't already seen a pulmonary doctor see one. You may need other medications. If the chest pain and or shortness of breath persist or worsen go to the ER. The pain could be coming from your heart and sometimes intensive breathing treatments and IV medication must be given in the hospital to help the breathing. ...Read more

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How is COPD confirmed? I'm 27, have asthma, have smoked in the past, and after a bad chest infection 5 months ago my lungs have still not recovered.

Pulm Function Test: Pulmonary function testing. It would be very unusual for you to have COPD at age 27. Given your history of asthma, your lungs are more susceptible to infections and other insults. Usually to have COPD we consider the equivalent of 10 years of smoking one pack per day and being age 40 and older. Did you have a follow-up chest x-ray after your pneumonia? I would recommend to see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?

Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?

COPD: The simple answer is YES! However, I don't understand why your specialist is not treating you better! Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Asthmatic. Seem to have more lung/chest pain with exacerbations/bronchitis than before. Is this a sign of progression to COPD or worsened disease?

Asthmatic. Seem to have more lung/chest pain with exacerbations/bronchitis than before. Is this a sign of progression to COPD or worsened disease?

Unlikely: More likely that it is uncontrolled asthma, especially since you've never smoked. I don't see any asthma controller medications (daily inhaler) on your list and wonder if its time to see your doctor. Pulmonary function tests should be done now and again when you are feeling a bit better. Do not delay in addressing this and good luck! ...Read more

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Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when i had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Something has happened to my lungs 5 months ago when i had a chest infection and they won't get better. All symptoms point to copd. Pft showed asthma.

Treatment...: Treatment for asthma includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If symptoms continue, there are other treatments, including evaluation by an allergist to aggressively treat diagnosed allergies. A lung specialist can also assist the family doctor with diagnosis and treatment, so see a lung doctor as well if symptoms persist. If pft is not showing chronic obstruction, COPD is unlikely. ...Read more

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Had morning cough for a month had normal chest X-ray 6months ago but tech said I had really long lungs. Is this COPD? Cough started when I quit smoke

Had morning cough for a month  had normal chest X-ray 6months ago but tech said I had really long lungs. Is this COPD? Cough started when I quit smoke

Possibly yes.: Tech MAY be referring to Hyperinflation(over expansion) of the lungs. COPD is the most common cause. In COPD there is an inability for the lungs to empty normally on expiration due to loss of Elastic recoil and Collapse of the small airways(bronchioles). The overinflation is a compensation to increase elastic recoil. See> http:///bit.ly/2gEJZAc Being a former smoker suggests you likely have COPD ...Read more

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I had a chest x ray done and it showed hyperinflated lungs from COPD   I do smoke and I have been having trouble breathing. Can COPD be seen on x ray?

I had a chest x ray done and it showed hyperinflated lungs from COPD   I do smoke and I have been having trouble breathing. Can COPD be seen on x ray?

Suggestive yes: a chest X-ray can suggest the presence of COPD based on findings such as hyper inflated lungs, flattened hemidiaphragms and other signs such as hyperlucent lung parenchyma. The imaging findings and the exam findings performed by your primary or pulmonary doctor help to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am worried I have copd or heart disease. Spyrometry, chest xray, treadmill tests all normal-strong. 10 pack year smoker, 2+ years quit. have mild shortness of breath, recurring right lung pain (not chest), mild air hunger, tested for sleep apnea, will f

I am worried I have copd or heart disease. Spyrometry, chest xray, treadmill tests all normal-strong. 10 pack year smoker, 2+ years quit. have mild shortness of breath, recurring right lung pain (not chest), mild air hunger, tested for sleep apnea, will f

Study the gallbladder?: Does not make sense. Heavy smoker, SOB, and supernormal spirometry? Do you have an oximetry? 1. Repeat the test (spirometry) 2. Do a MRI of chest, rule out mesothelioma (early), or any type of infection. 3. What is your BMI? 4. You should have a cardiologist and a pulmonologist and put all together. Symptoms usually correlate with tests. ...Read more

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Having chest pain lower pain under rib cage have asthma COPD taking that you like her 4 times a day still not feeling well what should I do?

Having chest pain lower pain under rib cage have asthma COPD taking that you like her 4 times a day still not feeling well what should I do?

See doctor: I am always concerned when someone with lung disease complains of chest pain. You need to consult your doctor asap to find what the cause may be. If bronchodilator helps your sob but you need it 4x a daily, then you are likely having an exacerbation of your asthma or copd. ...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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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more