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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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I have asthma and COPD what could cause my lower part of my left lung to hurt when I cough?

I have asthma and COPD what could cause my lower part of my left lung to hurt when I cough?

Neither: However if you have had some violent coughing spells or severe asthma attacks, you might have sprained some of the muscles on the rib cage. Inflammation of the lung lining at that site may also cause pain when coughing. If NSAIDs does not help or the pain gets worse, you would need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could COPD be caused by an early childhood deformity in the lungs?

Could COPD be caused by an early childhood deformity in the lungs?

Not usually: Generally, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) refers to a condition occurring in adulthood, usually from tobacco use, although there are some rare other contributing causes. Although we see occasional cases of congenital lung structural abnormalities (like congenital lobar emphysema), which can cause other health issues like recurrent pneumonias, it doesn't seem to lead to copd. ...Read more

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Can u tell me what cause so much of pain in back have COPD 3 spot on lung cought all time hurt to breaher in deep ?

Can u tell me what cause so much of pain in back have COPD 3 spot on lung cought all time hurt to breaher in deep ?

Many possibilities: Age not given nor if you do or don't smoke or if you did in the past. Cough can be related to a constant irritation of your lung tubes or an irritating process in your lung breathing tissue.The cough could be related to the "spots" in your lung. Hard and/or frequent cough can hurt the back and strain chest wall muscles. You need to see your Dr. soon for full evaluation. Spot cause must be IDed. ...Read more

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27 years old with hyperinflated lungs? I have had chronic anxiety and stress and am wondering if this could have caused it or is it asthma or copd?

27 years old with hyperinflated lungs? I have had chronic anxiety and stress and am wondering if this could have caused it or is it asthma or copd?

Anxiety or Asthma: Could be either or both. A visit to a pulmonary specialist would clarify that, following thorough medical exam & pulmonary function tests. ...Read more

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Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? Quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or COPD what is probability scarring will stop?

Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? Quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or COPD what is probability scarring will stop?

Scar is permanent: Scars are generally permanent. Smoking causes injury which goes on to heal with scar. Given the level of anxiety that you re experiencing over this condition, i would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a pulmonologist to fully answer your questions and allay your fears. ...Read more

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5 years ago I underwent a VATS pleurodesis on my left lung after a ruptured bullea from COPD caused a pneumothorax, can I take a long haul flight?

5 years ago I underwent a VATS pleurodesis on my left lung after a ruptured bullea from COPD caused a pneumothorax, can I take a long haul flight?

Prior to travel,: I would suggest a chest radiograph to document complete resolution of the pneumothorax seven days prior to travel . The VATS procedure does lower your risk of another pneumothorax in that area, but your underlying bullae associated with your COPD should be checked prior to air travel. A pulmonary function test may also be ordered by your respiratory specialist. ...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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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

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