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Causes And Symptoms Of A Collapsed Lung
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
Stridor: Tracheal collapse is usually congenital or dur to extrinsic compression, infection, inflammatory conditions, or prolonged intubation. Trachea normally expands on inspiration and narrows on expiration. In conditions of collapse the first noticeable symptom would normally be expiratory stridor or crow as air release becomes more difficult due to exaggerated narrowing of the trachea. Need evaluation ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: If you never had issues before then symptoms include cough/sputum/fevers shortness of breath. Should you have any lung problems before then any changes from your normal would be considered a possible infection. Example asthmatic who rarely uses inhaler now has to use inhaler 4-5x's aday. This is a change from norm. Any concerns see md or urgent care. Don't let symptoms get out of hand. ...Read more
Yes: A collapsed lung (known as a pneumothorax) can cause subcutaneous emphysema when air moves from the chest through muscle and into muscle planes below skin. Subcutaneous emphysema is usually a sign that a pneumothorax is present. Typical signs of a pneumothorax include dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain, and fast respiratory rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The dirty little: Secret of lung cancer is that it causes very few symptoms in the early stages. Copd, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, have cough, shortness of breath, worse with exercise and stair climbing, and can cause blue lips and finger nails, purse lip breathing. Lunf cancer can cause "clubbed finger nails" once underway, lung cancer can cause trouble everywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: Common causes include chest trauma (like a car accident or a puncture wound to the chest) or medical procedures (like intubation). It can also occur as a complication of lung disease such as emphysema, pneumonia or cancer, or it can happen spontaneously. Typical symptoms include sudden onset of shortness of breath and sharp chest pain made worse by inspiration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Not sure what you mean by dead lung, but if part of it does not work for any cause, shortness of breath can result. ...Read more
What symptoms can a benign lung nodule cause, and whether it causes blockage and effect on breathing?
Mostly none: In general, lung nodules benign and malignant are asymptomatic (without symptoms). That said, benign is more likely associated with infection. Thus symptoms such as infection and pneumonia may be present; fever, cough, etc.... Other symptomatic nodules may be from sarcoidosis. There is a large list of symptoms with sarcoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kinda lung dieses cause shortness of breath besides lung cancer. No other sytoms but shortness of and some chest pain can this be inflammtion?
Sure: Many lung conditions can cause shortness of breath, for example asthma, reactive airway disease, bronchitis, various respiratory infections, pneumonia, etc. At your age, inflammation and a possible viral or bacterial infection would be statistically most likely, nut get an evaluation to be safe and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm going for a CTA of the coronaries what diseases can this test reveal. Been suffering from dysapnea, chest pain, and shortness of breath for months?
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out. ...Read more
Could be: Cough and shortness of breath can be caused by many things, but a hiatal hernia can cause them by allowing stomach fluids to reflux into the esophagus and upper airway. However if you are severe shortness of breath you should seek medical attention right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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