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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Inspiratory Crepitation

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What could be the causes for basal crepitation?

What could be the causes for basal crepitation?

Lung auscultation?: If you refer to findings while examining breathing sounds with an stethoscope, basal crepitation or crackles could be due to atelectasis ( small desufflated areas of the lung), pneumonia, edema (fluid accumulation), or other lung pathology. ...Read more

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In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read more

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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Narrow airway: In asthma, wheezing is usually expiratory, but in any case, the sound of wheeze is basically caused by the movement of air through a narrow airway. ...Read more

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What does coarse inspiratory crackles heard during chest auscultation over lung bases mean? Is it an underlying cause of a disease?

What does coarse inspiratory crackles heard during chest auscultation over lung bases mean? Is it an underlying cause of a disease?

Crackles...: Crackles are an abnormal lung sound heard while listening over the lung fields with a stethoscope as the patient breathes in deeply. There are many etiologies for crackles including pulmonary edema from heart failure or some other cause, lung infiltrate, etc. The patient's other signs and symptoms usually helps to figure out the etiology of the crackles. Sometimes, a chest x-ray is also needed. ...Read more

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What are some causes for not having sufficient air when breathing in?

What are some causes for not having sufficient  air when breathing in?

Air Hunger: Panic attack with feelings of suffocation. Sinus congestion due to allegy or infection. Asthma, copd- chronic obstructive disease secondary to long term smoking are some common causes among many others. ...Read more

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My husband has a pain in his right shoulder that is worse with inspiration? No known injury, what could cause this?

My husband has a pain in his right shoulder that is worse with inspiration? No known injury, what could cause this?

Many things.: Could be something ( infection, tumor, inflammation, blood clot, etc. ) in the lung or against the lining of the lung at either the top of lung or against the diaphragm. Could be a muscle exterior to the chest wall or even in the chest wall. Unlikely to be something related to the rib directly without an obvious trauma. ...Read more

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R wave inxreases (gets taller) when breathing in. Is this normal? Ive read it should be the opposite (get smaller when breathing in) What cause this?

R wave inxreases (gets taller) when breathing in. Is this normal? Ive read it should be the opposite (get smaller when breathing in) What cause this?

R wave progression: hi~ I assume R wave on ECG. This has specific appearance across 6 leads of chest leads of ECG AND is unaffected by respiration. Its prominent in R axis deviation and, right bundle branch block, right ventricular hypertrophy and dilatation. There can be deep QRS complexes and coving of RS part of QRS in anterolateral infarct. QRS is small in cardiac tamponade ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pain in middle of back when breathing in deeply on right side?

What would cause sharp pain in middle of back when breathing in deeply on right side?

Many things: Muscles and ribs can have post traumatic and inflammatory changes that can cause pain with breathing, including thoracic facet joint syndrome and intercostal neuralgia lung processes pneumonia, pleuritis (inflammation of lining of lungs, or even neoplasm at edge of lung are possibilities. Sometimes esophageal disease is source.If continues should see physician and at least have chest radiograph. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain while breathing in?

What could cause chest pain while breathing in?

Usually pleurisy: Which is irritation of the lining of the chest cavities, usually from inflammation or infection (pneumonia) or can be from lung cancer. If persists, see your md and possibly get chest x-ray. ...Read more

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