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What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

Dangerous: Risks associated: infection, air trapping, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure. This is an emergency situation and you need to go to the hospital asap. ...Read more

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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What happens when a foreign object inhaled into the lung if it isn't taken out?

What happens when a foreign object inhaled into the lung if it isn't taken out?

Variable: Inhaled foreign objects in the lungs are often coughed out if they are small. Larger ones or infected bodies can cause symptoms until they are removed (looking like asthma or causing pneumonia or an abscess). It depends on the health of patient, the material inhaled, where it sticks in the lungs, how long it has been there and whether there are other lung problems. ...Read more

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Can cilia in the lungs and bronchi remove tiny foreign objects over time? (specifically a tiny piece of my pasta may have gone down the wrong way.)

Can cilia in the lungs and bronchi remove tiny foreign objects over time? (specifically a tiny piece of my pasta may have gone down the wrong way.)

Cilia: The mucociliary elevator of the bronchi does allow for small particles to be moved up and out of the lungs. Something as large as a noodle probably will be stuck for a long time and you may need medical intervention. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do they remove an enhaled object in lung?

How do they remove an enhaled object in lung?

Bronchoscopy: A scope is inserted into the airways to visualize the object, then it is removed by one of a variety of techniques. ...Read more

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Cold like symptoms, but very heavy chest/ trouble getting air into lungs?

Cold like symptoms, but very heavy chest/ trouble getting air into lungs?

Medical care: Medical care is indicated. If you are having respiratory distress (problems breathing which may be life threatening), you should seek care at the hospital emergency department.
Your physicians will most likely perform a chest radiograph to rule out pneumonia.
If you have a history of reflux, aspiration is a possible cause of your respiratory problems.
PRMG fax 858 259 9689 for review.? s ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a lung ready to collaspe, or does it just happen?

Just happens: There are no symptoms to an impending lung collapse; the question becomes why does the lung collapse in the first place? That root cause may have associated symptoms. ...Read more

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My question is that I have symptoms of feeling that my lungs in a freezer and side pain...Is this serious?

My question is that I have symptoms of feeling that my lungs in a freezer and side pain...Is this serious?

Hmmm pain on: Inspiration? You might have pleuritic chest pain. I would see your family doctor or respiratory physician. They might listen to your lungs and breath sounds and get an xray. ...Read more

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I has happened twice now that I suddenly experience difficulty breathing. It feels as if I cannot get enough air in my lungs. Lasts for a few minutes then its fine. No other symptoms. Thanks?

I has happened twice now that I suddenly experience difficulty breathing. It feels as if I cannot get enough air in my lungs. Lasts for a few minutes then its fine. No other symptoms. Thanks?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What are the precipitating factors? Could it be due to a panic attack? Given your other health conditions, it warrants that you discuss the matter with your doctor.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom of lung camcer?

What is the most common symptom of lung camcer?

Lung cancer: Chest pain, a cough that doesn't get better, blood in phlegm, wheezing and feeling breathless when doing any activity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lining of a lung is inflamed?

What are the symptoms of lining of a lung is inflamed?

Pain w deep breaths: Also called "pleurisy" it can cause cough and usually localized chest pain with coughing or deep breathing. It usually feels a lot better if you take an anti inflammatory. These symptoms can be similar with bronchitis or pneumonia, so if you are feeling ill and aren't sure what you have, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of when osteosarcoma spreads to a lung?

Typically none.: Usually the spread of osteosarcoma is detected on routine imaging with no symptoms. If the spread is on the outer edge of the lungs, this could be painful. Rarely does it cause difficulty breathing. This highlights the importance of regular ct scans of the lungs in osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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Lung tumor symptoms?

Lung tumor symptoms?

Chest x-ray/MRI/PET: There could be blood in the sputum, that is always a cause for concern and gets people motivated. However, pain is usually not a symptom, until later in the process. Seeing your pcp and asking for a chest x-ray is a great place to start! The pcp will help guide you from there. If you suspect something let him/her know, so they can rule that question out, or substantiate your suspicion. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung cancer?

Symptoms of lung cancer?

Depends: Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for lung cancer?

What are symptoms for lung cancer?

Many symptoms: Lung cancer can present with many symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, bloody sputum, weight loss, fatigue, or no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the cancer. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung disease vs cancer?

Symptoms of lung disease vs cancer?

Similar: There is nothing specific that can differentiate these 2 problems. A chest x-ray or ct scan, if indicated, would help distinguish. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

None in early stages: Lung cancer may not produce any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. In approximately 40 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer, the diagnosis is made after the disease has advanced. In one third of those diagnosed, the cancer has reached stage 3. Cough, weight loss, blood in sputum, hoarseness, and shortness of breath are some symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

What is the symptoms of lung cancer?

Lung cancer: Two things:
1: If you think you have lung cancer you should start with a clinic visit to the Emergency Facility.
2: What are the symptoms you have had?

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more