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What are the causes of lung scarring?

What are the causes of lung scarring?

Smoking: The most common cause is smoking. Certain diseases like TB can also leave permanent scars in your lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

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What can cause scarring in the base of lungs?

What can cause scarring in the base of lungs?

Inflammation: Scarring at the base of the lungs is a common finding on Chest Xray. Any source of inflammation or injury in the lung can cause scarring, including smoking, pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and more. ...Read more

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Which kidney diseases will cause clubbing of the fingers?

Which kidney diseases will cause clubbing of the fingers?

Well,: Usually chronic respiratory problems such as emphysema cause this. Finger clubbing is not really seen with kidney disease. However, kidney disease can cause a build-up of nitrogen waste products in the blood, which can damage nails. ...Read more

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What can cause clubbing of the fingers besides the obvious chronic hypoxemia?

What can cause clubbing of the fingers besides the obvious chronic hypoxemia?

Clubbing...: Clubbing is a nonspecific finding that can be seen in both benign and malignant conditions. Often clubbing is related to an intrathoracic process particularly involving the heart or lungs. ...Read more

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What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

What causes blackness at the end of a scar?

Blood or pigment: It depends on what caused the scar and what was on the skin prior to the injury. If it was a pigmented lesion you should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. At any rate have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

What causes sudden heated blush and swelling of various areas of the hand, knuckles, and fingers?

Rash: That sounds like urticaria, but is hard to tell by description only. Urticaria is a reaction to various things and is usually itchy. Antihistamines work the best, but if worsening or any facial swelling or difficulty breathing please see a physician, and it's best to go right to the er if that seems to be happening. We only figure out what causes it 25% of the time. Check online for pictures. ...Read more

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What are the causes & remedies of dryness of penis skin?

What are the causes & remedies of dryness of penis skin?

If its it typical: Dryness and not some underlying skin disorder or sexually transmitted disease it is not a major concern. Hydrate well and use a body lotion once or twice a day to the area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

Hand washing : Commonest are hand washing nail biting nail pulling these can can so severe leading to erosions or bleeding make sure that public does understand that pt cannot help this and these are completely out of their control unless they get treatment. ...Read more

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What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

Dry skin: Thanks for your question! Sounds like it may be a little dry skin. Taking cooler showers can help. You may want to also try and moisturizer too! ...Read more

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Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Causes of temporary finger weakness?

Consider: A migraine aura, prior to headaches; a true transient ischemic attack due to blocked blood flow; a transient nerve compression at wrist, elbow, or neck; a problem with nerve and muscle connections, such as myasthenia. If an ongoing problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes blackness at the end of a tkr scar?

What causes blackness at the end of a tkr scar?

Hemosiderin: Often bleeding into the subcutaneous tissues occur at the time of surgery. Blood has a pigment called hemosiderin which is left in the skin when the blood is resorbed. This causes a darken area of skin. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

What is the cause of vertical ridges of finger nails leading to vertical split of nail? Any treatment?

Normal: As people age it is normal to get vertical ridgesand splitting of the nails. Some people believe that if you use a moisturizer around the cuticles this will help. ...Read more

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What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

Imbalance: We have chemicals called proteases which can break down tissue and anti-proteases which turn them off. People susceptible to COPD have an excess of proteolytic enzymes which break down the alveolar wall over time. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb. ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation cause burning sensation of the skin leading to rash?

Can chiari malformation cause burning sensation of the skin leading to rash?

No: A Chiari malformation cannot cause your rash. I would see your physician or a dermatologist determine the cause of your rash. ...Read more

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Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?

Diabetic neuropathy: High uncontrolled blood sugars cause damage to the micro vasculature to the nerves. This decreased blood flow to the nerves damages them causing the sensation of numbness and tingling. As the damage worsens you get chronic pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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I have a tiny bump under the skin. It's about a whole fingertip length away from my csection scar. I'm not sure what it is or if I should be worried?

I have a tiny bump under the skin. It's about a whole fingertip length away from my csection scar. I'm not sure what it is or if I should be worried?

Could be scar: Could be a suture remnant, if within 6 months, some sutures could still be absorbing, if longer than 6 months, scar tissue, or suture granuloma, or endometriosis, see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

Why does chemotherapy cause numbness on fingertips?

It depends: Numbness can be caused by many reasons. Some of the chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy which can menifest as numbness and tingling, usually affecting both the toes and the fingers. It is usually progressive and can get worse with each treatment, so you should let your oncologist know about it and decide when to modify your treatment to prevent this problem from worsening. ...Read more

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What can cause my fingertips and toes to feel icy cold?

What can cause my fingertips and toes to feel icy cold?

Raynaud's: A vasospasm of the small blood vessels supplying the toes is one reason. ...Read more

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My fingertips keep going numb. What are the possible causes?

My fingertips keep going numb. What are the possible causes?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

My left index fingertip is numb and has been for a day, what could cause that?

Possible neuropathy: Continuous symptoms of numbness is consistent with a compressed nerve maybe at the carpal tunnel of further up your arm to you neck if symptoms persist more than a few days i would advise seeing a hand surgeon or neurologist asap. ...Read more

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What causes a burning pain at fingertips?

What causes a burning pain at fingertips?

Several poss.: Several causes, including possible problems with: blood flow, nerve entrapment issues, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Best to get see and evaluated to determine your cause, best wishes. ...Read more

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Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Paronychia vs. felon: The most common infection in the fingertip area is a paronychia, which is at the nail margin on either or both sides. If the infection is deeper, this can form a so-called felon and be very painful, and could possibly endanger the rest of the finger. ...Read more

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What could cause purplish spots under my skin on my fingertips?

Need to see: Diagnosing skin lesions is almost impossible without seeing them. You need to see your family doctor to diagnose them or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Suddenly my fingertips are peeling , and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution ?

Suddenly my fingertips are peeling , and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution ?

WRINKLED FINGERTIPS: Wrinkled fingertips occur when you take a hot -- or a long -- shower or bath. When you come out of the water, the tips of your fingers look like prunes. Right? Not to worry. It's a natural phenomenon and a complicated mechanical one as well. It cannot be explained in only 400 bytes! just know that it's not serious & almost everyone responds the same way. Harsh soaps will also aggravate it. ...Read more

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For months now my fingertips have been creased/wrinkled even when they're not in water (looks like they have been). What might cause this?

For months now my fingertips have been creased/wrinkled even when they're not in water (looks like they have been). What might cause this?

Various factors: Make sure you are eating a healthy diet. Plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, moderate amounts of lean meats, and plenty of water....8-10 glasses a day. Also, watch your exposure to the sun.... Use plenty of sunscreen when you are outside. Lastly, find a good moisturizing cream and use it daily. All of this should help, but it will take some time. If you need more help, seek out a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

Could be issue: With your back though the nerves to hands and feet would be at different locations in the spine. ...Read more

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What can cause your fingertips and the palms of your hands to turn blue?

What can cause your fingertips and the palms of your hands to turn blue?

Raynauds: It could be several things but raynauds should be considered. Environmental triggers such as exposure to cold can lead this over-reactive response. However, stress can also be a trigger and lead to the symptoms of reynauds. If your symptoms are bothering you significantly you should be seen by your doctor. Vascular surgeons, rheumatologists, and many primary care doctors can help you deal with this disorder. ...Read more

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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips?  I'm having the problem in both hands.

Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more

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My husband has been having constant pain on his fingertips of both hands for a few weeks what could be the cause?

My husband has been having constant pain on his fingertips of both hands for a few weeks what could be the cause?

Several things: Diabetes, cts (carpal tunnel syndrome)... http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/multiple-symptoms?symptoms=enlarged-finger-tips%7cpain-or-discomfort%7cswelling%7ctenderness-to-touch;symptomids=91%7c1%7c5%7c266;locations=50%7c50%7c50%7c50.

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My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.

My lips and left fingertips are numb....What are possible causes? They stay numb but have no other noticable changes.

Numbness: The possibilities are too numerous. An adequate history and physical examination performed by your physician would help him to narrow down the possibilities. I always look for vitamin B12 and blood sugar disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neck conditions, brainstem demyelinating or structural disorders, and less likely stroke or tumors. Check with your physician for actuate diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more