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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lung Consolidation

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I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the possible complications afterwards, thanks?

I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the possible complications afterwards, thanks?

No one can tell: Since we have no idea what the operation is for, no one can tell you what complications may follow. There are many uncommon complications including pneumothorax, hemorrhage, and even infection when one operates on the lungs. These questions should be addressed to the thoracic surgery who will be doing the surgery.

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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


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I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the recovery time if no complications afterward?

I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the recovery time if no complications afterward?

Is a relatively: Low risk procedure, in uncomplicated cases should recover in few days, you must speak to your surgeon the possible complications in your case.

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I ve lung consolidation, nodule&bronchiectasis dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3sides, do drs do this under sedation or after making me unconscious?

I ve lung consolidation, nodule&bronchiectasis dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3sides, do drs do this under sedation or after making me unconscious?

Likely general: Likely will need to allow that lung to be off pressure- pneumothorax and lung compressed to visualize for the thoracoscope to, allow visual and biopsy.

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There is lung consolidation visible on my ct, but I ve no fever, so can this be that part of lung is collapsed instead of me having pneumonia, ?

There is lung consolidation visible on my ct, but I ve no fever, so can this be that part of lung is collapsed instead of me having pneumonia, ?

Yes: Collapsed lung or atelectasis is sometimes interchangeably used with consolidation in radiology reports; its not exactly the same thing but may look similar. If you don't have symptoms of infection, its quite possibly you have some collpased lung tissue (atelectasis) rather than phlegm and inflammatory cells actually filling the lung tissue like you would in pneumonia.

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Cured from PTB 1 year back. Got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

Cured from PTB 1 year back. Got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt

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My chest xray showed--right upper midzonal consolidation is seen with a fibrotic element. Is it TB scar? Could it cause lung cancer. Doctor please answer.

My chest xray showed--right upper midzonal consolidation is seen with a fibrotic element. Is it TB scar? Could it cause lung cancer. Doctor please answer.

Abnormal Xray: I cannot say without seeing the xray. However, "fibrotic" implies scarring. If you have history of tb, it can be from that, or any prior infection. Would not hurt to keep an eye on it, as TB can recur. Tb does not cause lung cancer, nor does scarring. If the scarring is from smoking however, that does cause cancer without doubt! If you do smoke, at your age you have time to heal if you quit.

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What causes fluid behind the lungs?

What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia).

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What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LUPUS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS JUST TO NAME A FEW, TRAUMA, CANCER

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Does renal failiure causes flem on the lungs?

Does renal failiure causes flem on the lungs?

Might: Persons with renal failure commonly retain fluid, and that could cause increased phlegm in the lungs.

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What causes a collapses lung?

What causes a collapses lung?

Defect in the lung: Though most of the time when a lung collapses, it is caused by some type of trauma, there are some patients that have defects in the lung surface. These illnesses range from emphysema to lung fibrosis. There are some genetic mutations that also have been associated with weakness in the surface of the lungs. If the collapse of the lung was unprovoked, your doctor may need to do some tests.

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics.

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What can cause a spot on my lung?

What can cause a spot on my lung?

Infections and: Cancers. The lung cancer screening project identifies normal lymph nodes as well. The issue of size and change, presence of calcium help to sort. Living in an endemic area, like san joachim valley in california, may indicate a fungus like coccidioidomycosis.

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What can cause a lung to collapse?

What can cause a lung to collapse?

Loss of (-) pressure: A collapsed/punctured lung is serious, as it can progress to tension pneumothorax. Once recognized, a chest tube is placed to release the pressure associated with collapsed lung. Any injury that allows positive pressure from the airways or externally into the negative pressured pleural space will start the lung collapsing. Trauma, needle sticks, rib fx, fluid, spontaneous are common causes.

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What can cause brown lung disease?

What can cause brown lung disease?

Byssinosis: Brown lung disease is caused by exposure to cotton especially in fabric factories. It is otherwise called monday fever. Cough, shortness of breath, fever are some of the symptoms. This is one of occupational diseases.

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What could cause a lung to collapse?

What could cause a lung to collapse?

Injury or luck: Ok, not really luck. Some people are prone to "spontaneous pneumothorax" where the lung collapses on its own. Other reasons include injury, infection. Treatment may include drainage with a tube or even surgery. Treatment options depend on cause, patient symptoms and conditions. More information necessary to properly answer this question.

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Could a lung collapsed cause damage?

Collapsed lung low O: A collapsed lung doesn't oxygenate blood, so a person with one feels very short of breath. The damage to the person comes from the oxygen problem. Once the lung is re-inflated, it usually goes back to working about as well as it worked before. Sometimes the collapses come in people with lung disease, so that might not be very well, but they also occur in young, tall, thin athletes.

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Can dry air cause a lung to collapse?

Can dry air cause a lung to collapse?

Probably not: If by lung collapse you mean a pneumothorax, or air around the lung in the chest cavity, that is usually due to a genetic predisposition, smoking, trauma or sometimes vigorous exercise, to name a few. Another type of lung collapse involves thick mucus that blocks air entry to the rest of the lung, but that only happens in very debilitated patients with advanced lung disease.

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