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Collapsed Bronchial Tubes
Bronchial tubes are part of the internal structure called Repiratory Tree, and is part of Respiratory System.
The Trachea also called wind pipe allows the air to flow into two hollow branches called the bronchi or Bronchial Tubes
One tube is connected to right lung and the other to left lung. These extend into many branches known as bronchioles that are responsible for air exchange in each lung ...Read more
The bronchial tree starts with the trachea in the neck then divides in a y shape in the mediastinum to each lung and from then on successfuly branches into tubes of smaller and smaller caliber until they become bronchioles which ultimatly terminate in a group of ...Read more
Branching airways: The bronchial tree starts with the trachea in the neck then divides in a y shape in the mediastinum to each lung and from then on successfuly branches into tubes of smaller and smaller caliber until they become bronchioles which ultimatly terminate in a group of air sacs or alveoli. ...Read more
Every time I garden (weed) my bronchial tubes seem to close up and I really have chest paints. Any suggestions?
Talk to your PCP: Your problems could be caused by allergens or from cardiac origin. Talk to your primary care physician to evaluate the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Endobronchial tb: Occurs but it is a focal process. ...Read more
Can pnd cause acute bronchitis or bronchitis like symptoms? I read that it can drip down into your bronchial tubes resulting in this.
Sinobronchial synd: Yes, it is thought that post-nasal drainage or drip can flow from the back of the nose to the airway through the pharynx. The pharynx is a very complex area where the air you breath and everything you swallow have to cross. Pnd can get to the trachea. Many times is causes throat clearing and cough, but I have certainly see patient develop bronchitis from colds or other upper respiratory illness. ...Read more
How long will I be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two 1/2 weeks for having inflamed bronchial tubes?
Not sure: I understand you are using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a combination of long acting bronchodilator and an inhaled corticosteroid. Most of the side effects are due to the local effects of these medicines. Oral thrush, hoarse voice, rarely tremors (transient) are the most well known and described side effects. Please talk to your doctor to see if the tiredness is actually related to your usage of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) ...Read more
How long will I be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two and a half weeks for inflamed bronchial tubes?
Not related: Probably the respiratory disease that you are taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for, is most likely caausing your fatigue rather than symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). ...Read more
Wheezing especially at night. I can feel it deep in the lungs. Had advair in the past. Could this be restrictive bronchial tubes?
Steroids: Inflammation of the bronchial tubes is the hallmark of someone with persistent asthma. The best treatment to control the underlying inflammation is use of an inhaled steroid on a daily basis. Once under better control, the medication can be decreased to achieve the lowest effective dose. ...Read more
I believe I have developed a secondary infection in my bronchial tubes from my sinuses and allergy. I have a major cough and I am coughing up green clumps of mucus.
Is Ibuprofen also helpful in reducing inflamtion of bronchial tubes during acute bronchitis. Ie it is better to take it instead of panadol for fever.
My husband was told he has a collapsed bronchial tube, what does that mean and what are some treanments?
Needs w/u: Will need bronchoscope to r/I endobronchisl lesion ...Read more
Collapse of medial segment right middle lobe. Multifocal bronchial wall thickening. What does this mean?
X-rays: Not very specific, could be an infection. ...Read more
I had a spontaneous full lung collapse 5months ago. I'm having sharp pain exactly where the chest tube was and shoots up my shoulder. Should I go 2 er?
Depends: Unless you have something urgent like a high fever or a red +/- draining wound or trouble breathing, I don't think the er is necessary. Instead, you should make an appointment to see the doctor who treated you for the lung collapse. Good luck! ...Read more
My husband had pneuomonia. Went back to dr today. Still residual left from infection. Dr could not see bronchial tube. Bronscopy. Cancet?
Ask the doctor: Traces of pneumonia will show for weeks even after treatment. The appearance on x-ray resolves slowly. However, I am not sure what the doctor meant if he could not see the bronchial tube, so you should ask that doctor. It may be under or over exposure of the x-ray leading to unclear picture or maybe the residual pneumonia is in the central region blocking the bronchial tube. Just ask again. ...Read more
My husband had pneuomonia. Went back to dr today. Still residual left from infection. On X-ray the dr could not see all of bronchial tube. Cancet?
No: The xray picture clearance takes about 4-6 wks. Have patience, complete ant course. ...Read more
Right bronchial tube gets tight sometime and it's hard to breathe and my left one feels fine. What cause it?
Partial obsruction: Depending on your past medical hx- can have partial obstruction, tumor, foregn body, congenital or acquired atresia. See pmd. ...Read more
If you had an obstruction in you bronchial tube or airway would your ixygen level be normal. Wouldn't you have labiref breathing?
Not all ways: Depends on the level of the blockage, and the underlying lung pathology. ...Read more
Need help. Husband had pneuomonia. Just getting over it. They want to do bronscopy cuz they can't see bronchial tube. Ct for lymph nodes. Cancet?
Hard to say: It's hard to answer your question without knowing all the specifics and seeing the ct images. When they say "they can't see bronchial tube" it probably means that a bronchus is obstructed on ct. Bronchoscopy is reasonable to see it it's a mucus plug (from sputum) or a tumor obstructing the tube. Lymph nodes (hilar or mediastinal) can be reactive to pneumonia or cancer so it's hard to tell. ...Read more
Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.
URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respiratory tract infection history is relevant in this information. Depending on your age and past medical history pulmonary embolism could also be another thing to think about. Likely its ok but would need more details to give you a reassuring answer ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy andhehad to removehalf of right tube becauseit had collapsed what causesthat?
Unknown-ask your Doc: But current guidelines are including complete Fallopian tube removal with hysterectomy or even sterilization procedures. It is increasingly apparent that quite a few ovarian cancers may have originated from the Fallopian tube and the trend is to completely remove them if not needed, even if the ovaries are kept. Soon, consent will or should include benefits of bilateral tube removal. ...Read more
I have colapsed lung with chest tube. If I chose to remove tube and lung isn't inflated what will thr consquences be?
Pneumothorax: A chest tube is placed when the lung has collapsed. It allows the lung to re-expand. The chest tube is removed when there is no evidence of a "leak" which would imply that the lung may collapse again if the tube is removed. You should let your medical team decide when the time is right to remove the tube. If it removed too soon it may create a life threatening emergency. ...Read more
I have a partially collapsed lung. I have had two xrays since, no improvement. What will happen if I don't get the tube to help it re-inflate?
Only small ones.: Collapsed lungs ("pneumothorax") are very common after trauma and make occur spontaneously, often due to small blebs on the lung. In the era of ct scans, we find many, many pneumothoraces that would have been way too small to be seen on traditional chest x-ray. If it is small (~15-20%) and not associated with shortness of breath, a repeat x-ray will show resolution w/o rx most of the time. ...Read more
Only if very small: Only if very small, and does not get bigger with serial cxr. Air in the pleural space (pneumothorax) gets smaller by 1% every day if the lung is not actively leaking. ...Read more
Another or: Presumably you or your loved one are in an ICU at this point. What happens next depends on why the chest tube isn't working. Anotherr chest tube may be placed, the breathing tube may be moved so that only one lung is ventilated and a surgical repair attempted, etc. Your surgeon or your intensivist should tell your their plans. ...Read more
The body normally makes significant pleural fluid each day. It is produced on the parietal pleura (chestwall) side and absorbed or drains through the visceral pleura (lung lining) into the lymph vessels of the lung. The chest tube drains some of this fluid before it is absorbed. It can be mildly blood tinged so it can be kool-aid colored.
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