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Damaged Lungs Pneumonia Low Oxgen
I was diagnosed with pneumonia in my right lung yesterday and my oxygen levels were low and now it worries me cuz I am borderline to being hospitalize?
Danger zone: Stop worrying and seek help now. Being hospitalized for pna is not necessarily a bad thing. ...Read more
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
Hello, I have just been discharged from hospital after having pneumonia in both lungs I was on a cpap machine as wella 10 litres oxygen at 100%?
Question?: You may want to resubmit the question because it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more
My dad 81yr has fluid in lungs. Keeps forming & breathless on oxygen & weak. Tests show no cancer. On symptoms being given meds for Tb & pneumonia. Help?
Shortness of breath:
Shortness of breath can happen from lung and heart disease, fluid in the lung indicates heart failure and heart disease. He may have associated pneumonia also. He may have some clinical indication to be on anti tuberculosis treatment. You can call our consult line with all the lab and
x- ray results to get a better understanding of your fathers condition. ...Read more
I recently had a ct scan with contrast. It said I had some linear scarring in lower left lung. Everything else looked ok. I had a small granuloma on a previous scan same area. I had pneumonia in that area a year ago. I have great oxygen. That was all that
That was like you..: ..said, scarring due to pneumonia in the past. If you don't have any symptoms of fever, cough, sputum, shortness of breath, sweating or weakness, then you most likely don't have pneumonia. And a granuloma would not be anything to lose sleep over. Size and all. I would continue to monitor the situation from a distance. ...Read more
My father has been in the hospital for 7 days now. He has stage 4 lung cancer, COPD, and pneumonia. Oxygen saturation at 89 at rest, 75 standing. Bad?
Neither bad nor good: Getting lung cancer means getting a finite view of the remainder of one's life... it changes things. With end stage lung cancer, there is neither good nor bad. Things will play out as they always do, and the goal is a relaxed comfortable exit when the time comes (an exact time is not predictable). Larger hospitals have Palliative Care specialists who can help, as they help such patients every day. ...Read more
Can be low as: You recover but should return to normal within a week or two, if remains low see your doctor, . ...Read more
Sounds serious: Cannot diagnosis online, get her evaluated in person urgently. ...Read more
My 4yr old has low lymphocytes (6)is this alarming? Has had pneumonia 4-5 times this yr in same spot on lung.
Pneumonia: You should see an immunologist to check his immune system integrity ...Read more
Does lung pain during the flu warrant immediate (i.e. an urgent care) visit? Fever is low; history of confirmed pneumonia in the last 6 months.
Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month. What now?
Atelectasis....: Atelectasis, which is when there is collapse of the small airways in the lungs, could account for your symptoms. If you get an incentive spirometer, and use it every hour while awake, the atelectasis will resolve faster. So, see your doctor and get an incentive spirometer. Your doctor can show you how to use it! And, if you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
My mom is being hospitalized for pneumonia and a possible blood clot or COPD I'm very worried could it be deadly her oxygen and blood pressure is low?
Unanswerable: There are just too many unknowns here. I am very sorry to hear of your mother's troubles, but it sounds like she is in the right place and getting the right attention. In these scary scenarios this kind of answer must come from the medical team working with her in person. ...Read more
Have pain in back where lungs are and sore throat adn blocked nose and low fever = pain is getting bad could it be bronchitis or pneumonia?
If I had a pe in my lungs, would my blood oxygen level be low or could it stay in the 95-96% range?
73 year old woman with healthy heart and lungs has been put on oxygen because of low oxygen stat. It will drop for no reason to 70's then go up.
Hypoxia: Need more info - why is the O2 sat being monitored in an otherwise healthy pt. ...Read more
I had half of a lung removed due to cancer. Now my blood oxygen level is very low. Will exercise help it?
Confusing: Removing half of one of your lungs should not have severe effects on your blood oxygen level is there are not other problems. See your doctor and ask for a more complete explanation of your functional status and whether or not there are other diseases affecting your blood oxygen level. ...Read more
What can cause low oxygen? When they were checking mine I had an 89 and they said that was low. Don't have heart or lung problems, did skip breakfast.
The first thing I would do is make sure the test was reliable but 89 is incredibly low. If you physically feel fine and it was truly 89, then you may have an undiagnosed medical condition because it means that your body is compensating to some degree. But, at 89%, your body can't compensate for long and will wear down eventually. Make sure to keep your follow up appointments. Hope this helps ...Read more
Lungs are clear (ct scan) heart is okay (echocardiogram, ekg) then why oxygen saturation levels are low?
Please: Have evaluation by a pulmonologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Short of air o2 low 90's cough I taste snot chest discomfort hard to take my inhalers wheezy is thus signs of pneumonia?
I had atypical pneumonia with low fever and dry hack twice since March. Today I wake up with a new bug, it's gone straight to my chest. Cough sounds like last time. At what point should I be seen?
My mom has pneumonia but there's no cough no phlegm never compaind about chest pain but she now has atbe breathing with the machine has low temperatur?
COPD: Perhaps she has chronic underlying lung condition -- take her to see lung specialist pulmonologist. ...Read more
I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago and now have sinusitis. On amox for 2 days no improvement, and a low grade fever. Could it be the pneumonia reoccurring? Should I get another chest x-ray?
May not be pneumonia: If you are an otherwsie healthy patient the liklhood that you would have recurrent infection with the sam bacteria is not lilely. More likely is that you have an ellemnt of allergies or possibly asthma that predispose to prolonged and recurrent episodes of congestion. Certainly if you feel short of breath or are coughing, a repeat visit to the doctor is in order. ...Read more
Had pneumonia 3 wks ago. Took a zpak, still coughing and spitting up mucus. Now I have low grade fever. Is it possible I still have it? No chest pain.
Had sharp pains in my chest. Rushed to er, low pulse reading, no oxygen. X ray done an found slight right hemidiaphragm elevation. Help?
Nonspecific: Can suggest an enlarged liver, reduced volume in that lung, an incomplete inspiration, etc........By itself, even with your history, does not add much / point to a clear answer. Likely chest wall (musculoskeletal) or pleuritic given your age. Nsaid for few days should reduce and/or eliminate symptoms. If not, should follow up with primary doc for further evaluation. ...Read more
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