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What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

What does it mean to have fasciculations? Can you have fasciculations of the lungs?

Not really....: Fasciculations are visible, irregular, and involuntary contractions of individual muscle fibers caused by damage to neurons in the spinal cord. Mainly eyelids, arms, legs, feet and the tongue are affected. The conditions may be benign or associated with neurological illness. Fasciculations do not affect the lungs. ...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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How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung?  Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways. ...Read more

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Number one lung specialist in the western u.S.; or lung specialty center?

Number one lung specialist in the western u.S.; or lung specialty center?

Colorado: The best western lung specialists are at the jewish respiratory center in denver colorado. ...Read more

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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

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What is lungs opacificification?

What is lungs opacificification?

Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs.Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more

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What is lung dies?

What is lung dies?

You die too: If your lungs necrose, or die, you will also die without a transplant. ...Read more

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What is bullae in lungs?

Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more

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Nudle in rt lung what causes?

Nudle in rt lung  what causes?

Almost anything: Just about anything can cause a nodule in the lung. Most important test is to look at an old xray and see if this nodule is new or old. If it is old and not growing it is likely benign. If it is new or growing it may need further eval which could include advanced imaging or a biopsy. ...Read more

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What happens if a lung is taken?

What happens if a lung is taken?

Pneumonectomy: A person can live with only 1 lung if the lung that remains is healthy enough to supply the oxygen needs of the person's body. The first reported pneumonectomy was performed in 1895, and it was done in stages, by a scottish surgeon, dr. William macewen for TB and emphysema. The first one done all at one time was done in 1933. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pneumonectomy . Often only part is removed. ...Read more

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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Fasciculation (Definition)

Fasciculations are clinical findings in which there ...Read more