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Causes Of Inspiratory Crepitation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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