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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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Can lung nodules be caused from inflammation and cause shortness of breath and chest pain comes and goes no coughing. Cancer ruled out already?

Can lung nodules be caused from inflammation and cause shortness of breath and chest pain comes and goes no coughing. Cancer ruled out already?

Lung nodules: These are always abnormal but can have many different causes, including infectious and non-infectious inflammatory conditions (i.e., sarcoidosis, etc.), drug reactions, cancers, etc. These need to be carefully evaluated by either a pulmonologist, thoracic surgeon or other expert familiar with these conditions. ...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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Chronic bronchitis emphysema and lung cancer can be caused by?

Chronic bronchitis emphysema and lung cancer can be caused by?

Smoking..,: The most common cause for both diseases is cigarette smoking. By either avoiding smoking or quitting if you do smoke, you reduce your chances of getting these diseases. See your doctor if you need help to quit. ...Read more

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What could cause emphysema -like changes on chest xray that isn't emphysema? 58 yr old never smoked

What could cause emphysema -like changes on chest xray that isn't emphysema? 58 yr old never smoked

Emphysema: Is difficult to diagnose on chest xray unless it is advanced. Sometimes emphysema can be suggested with lung hyperinflation. This finding however is nonspecific and can occur with just taking a really deep breath. Consider seeing a pulmonologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Age32, frmr smoker. Have shortness of breath& pain breathing in. Focal airspace disease on chest xray. No cough/fever. No response 2 antibiotcs. WWYD?

Age32, frmr smoker. Have shortness of breath& pain breathing in. Focal airspace disease on chest xray. No cough/fever. No response 2 antibiotcs. WWYD?

ConsultPulmonologist: You need to consult a Pulmonologist.It is very likely that your shortness of breath is due to infection and Antibiotics will not help.You need Pulmonary Function Test and may need further imaging like Cat Scan.Do not Smoke Good luck ...Read more

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Can TB lympadentitis cause lung scarring without having pulmonary tb? Chest xray show only enlarged gland.

Can TB lympadentitis cause lung scarring without having pulmonary tb? Chest xray show only enlarged gland.

Highly unlikely: TB lymphadenopathy is initiated when macrophages carry the bacillus from a pulmonary alveolar focus to the lymph node which then enlarges, suppurates and ruptures into an adjacent blood vessel. So it is virtually impossible to have pulmonary nodes involved without having pulmonary infection first. ...Read more

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What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

Lung congestion: If you have not been evaluated by your doctor, please do so very soon. You will need a chest x-ray or even a chest ct scan. Depending on the findings, bronchoscopy may also be recommended. ...Read more

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My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?

My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?

Mgt: Among possible causes are infection, malignancy. I would suggest samples from her airway be sent for testing. A TB test to rule out TB may be ordered. A virtual consult can be booked online and her Chest images viewed at that time. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?

Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?

Unlikely,due to your: age.Does any movement make it worse?this would suggest a musculoskeletal origin.Pleuritic chest pain is worse with deep breaths and caused by lung irritation/pneumonia.There are many structures in the chest that can cause pain.A careful history,physical exam,and x-Rays may b required to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

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

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My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Cxr report mentioned linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues.Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?

Cxr report mentioned  linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues.Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?

Atelectasis: Atelectasis describe the condition where the lung has a decrease in volume secondary to an area of lung collapse. It would be difficult to identify a specific cause for focal area of collapse as there can be many causes. Most of the time, small areas of atelectasis cause no symptoms. ...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

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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