Doctor insights on:
Collapsed Lung Holding Breath
No: Holding one's breath a long time is not a known risk factor for collapsing a lung. The risk factors are smoking, and having lung diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive lung problems, etc... Also, a person who has had one spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung) is at higher risk for having another pneumothorax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have had chest pain and a lot shortness of breath. It hurts to breathe. I haven't been Ill or been injured lately Collapsed lung?
Pain under ribs in my right backside, shortness of breath, hurts to take deep breath. Concerned it might be collapsed lung?
Chest pain: Go get checked by doctor, lots of possibilities, that is one of them. ...Read more
Pain under right rib in my back when i breath its sharp what could this be? Collapsed lung or what muscle strain? Hurts the worse when standing up
Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem does not usually affect the other side. This is why bison were easy to hunt. If you hit one side of the chest, both lungs could collapse. The picture shows human anatomy, wish i could also post a bison picture as they are majestic creatures. ...Read more
Can one have small collapsed lung with few symptoms. Could this spontaneous collapse be deadly? Some studies say that progression to tension is rare.
Should i be concerned if my CT scan of my lungs shows mild bibasilar gravity dependent atelectasis. Reason is shortness of breath.?
No: If you take a few good deep breaths, you'll eliminate it. If cts were free and had no radiation dose, you could prove this by taking a few deep breaths and repeating your scan. ...Read more
Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis ? What does this mean , (asthma, coughing and flem , no fever pain in,chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesnt stop and fl
Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms. ...Read more
Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax ? I laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis
Male 30,Chest CT shows 6 mm nodular density in the left upper lobe,minimal bibasilar dependent atelectasis, have shortness of breath,it needs surgery?
Have shortness of breath when lying flat and cough a lot.Chest CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Mild dependent atelectasis but echocardiogram was okay.
SOB lying flat: Recent cold? or have another medical condition like HTN,DM, autoimmune disease, lyme,coxsackie? d-dimer normal?Did CT check for PE? BNP level ?ankle swelling? What was pulm pressure?asthma?Rare heart failure with normal ejection fraction. F/U w/cardiologist ask about use of lasix (furosemide) (if ankle edema)or ,elevating head of bed . http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2394690/ ...Read more
Patience: Chest tube drainage/evacuation will often resolve pressure imbalance instantly. The hole in the lung from trauma or spontaneous collapse can potentially seal in just a few days (like a scab). The lung tissue takes longer to fully heal, depending on type of injury. If from trauma, associated chest wall injury (rib fractures, etc...) as well as chest tube site may take weeks to months to heal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tension pneumothorax: You can die from collapsed lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. Eventually, the pressure will collapse your other lung and vessels. Untreated, death will occur. First responders, emt and trauma providers are trained to recognize and release the pressure associated with a collapsed lung, to prevent tension pneumothorax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing pain: Though mechanisms of injury play a role here, both traumatic and spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung) will lead to shortness of breath and chest pain. If left untreated, some may lead to tension pneumothorax which may be deadly. If you see the patient turning pale and taking shallow, frequent, gasping breaths - there is not a minute to waste. ...Read more
Examination: Estimated at least 10% spontaneous pneumothorax are asymptomatic. The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope). Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examination: Estimated at least 10% spontaneous pneumothorax are asymptomatic. Symptoms if present may include shortness off breath, cough, and/or chest pain. The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope). Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can you get a collapsed lung from holding your breath for too long?
- Breath holding
- Holding breath brain damage
- Remedies for breath holding
- Intentional breath holding
- Babies holding their breath
- Breath holding syndrome
- Is holding your breath bad?
- Slight lung collapse hurts to burp difficult to breath