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Doctor insights on: Chronic Blastomycosis In The Lung

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My son had n1h1 at xmas 2010 can you catch it again and can weaken the lung further as he already has chronic lung desease?

My son had n1h1 at xmas 2010 can you catch it again and can weaken the lung further as he already has chronic lung desease?

Should be immune: Immunity to a given strain of the flu should be long term if your kid has a regular immune system.Since flu has many strains, a flu shot every year is needed to help avoid new strains. The actual h1n1 strain was part of the last 2 flu vaccines but may not be later.Unless you had your kids strain confirmed by a specialty lab it may not have been h1n1, simple offfice tests are not that specific. ...Read more

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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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Can it be that a mass in the lung cause a chronic cough or coughing for years?

Can it be that a mass in the lung cause a chronic cough or coughing for years?

Absolutely: A mass in the lung can irritate the lining of the lung, also called the pleura. This can either cause a charp pain in the chest called pleuritic pain or alternatively, a mass can press against the lining of the airway which will cause an irritation and a cough. Usually the cough will be dry to distinguish from bronchitis, although this is not always true depending on the level of obstruction. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Many things: See your doctor. There are many causes from lung issues like emphysema, bronchitis, pathology to heart issues like congestive heart failure. Consult your doctor for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more

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What is a hardening of the lung?

What is a hardening of the lung?

It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How does the lung undevlope lungs?

How does the lung undevlope lungs?

Re-ask question: This question is not clear. Re-ask in a different format. ...Read more

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more

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What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out. ...Read more

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Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Yes: Usually, yes... Depending on the injury, even if that lung collapses one can survive with one lung. Emergent medical/surgical care is needed. ...Read more

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What will happen if you get stabbed in the lung?

Lung stabbing: It could cause a pneumothorax, a hemothorax, effect other internal organs or lead to death. ...Read more

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Blastomycosis (Definition)

Blastomyces is an endemic fungus to south and central United States (found in soil) that can cause infection, ...Read more