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Foreign Object In Lung Symptoms
Can't swallow liquid: If the kid refuses to drink or spits up everything they take in including their own spit, they are likely retaining an object in the esophagus. If they drink fluids well but refuse solids, there might be something small but it is less likely.Normal robust eating & drinking means there is nothing there. ...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
Could a very small nasal foreign body that pushed thru somewhere in the cavity cause endocarditis?
Question unclear: Anything that places bacteria in the bloodstream, particularly if the organism has a high pathogenic potential, creates a risk of endocarditis, but this often requires the presence of some pre-existing cardiac condition that creates a risk. It is doubtful that what you describe will cause endocarditis, but have no idea what "pushed thru somewhere in the cavity" means. Elucidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a cough, that is caused by lung cancer produce a irritating sensation in the throat thus invoking the cough.
NO: Lung cancer can be associated with chronic cough, blood in sputum, weight loss etc. Irritating sensation in the throat can be due to multiple causes. If you are a smoker the first thing to do is to stop. If your cough doesn't go away in two weeks you need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where & what lung sounds are most lassociated with developing aspiration pneumonia in kid with trach?
Crackles: Aspiration pneumonia is most commonly characterized by the sound of 'crackles' in the lung bases. This crackling sound is more commonly heard in the right lung as the the trachea bifurcates at a sharper downward angle toward the right lung in comparison to the left, and is more susceptible to collecting contents of aspiration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Into the lungs: The lungs are a dead end, meaning the only way in and out is through the trachea to the throat. Stuff that is aspirated goes into the lungs and cause reactions and infections. Hopefully, a person is healthy enough so that the natural upward flow of lung mucus can carry the stuff out (helped by coughing). Small amounts of water that are aspirated can be absorbed by the blood flowing in the lungs. ...Read more
Could a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metastasize without affecting the rest of the lungs?
See below: Based on the anatomy of our lungs, that is the most common place. ...Read more
Had a CT scan at hospital they found nodules in lungs found out not cancer. Can something non cancreous in lungs cause shortness of breath?
Did you get the: Ct scan because you were short of breath? Lung cancer screening in those over 55 that smoked, 32k screens; 4k nodules of which 1% were cancer. Find a good internist. Getting a ct at your age was unwise. Quit smoking if you do. Lots of causes as dr. Legha suggests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal foreign body: Assuming you have a foreign body in the nose, the foremost strategy would be to remove the foreign body. Your nose will be much happier that way, too. If the foreign body can't be taken out right away, avoid sleeping on your back, breath with your mouth open and expedite getting it out. Removal of nasal foreign bodies is typically not something that should wait...Not even longer than a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, cat breath: Hasbreath has no effect on the reproductive system. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Toddlers swallow lots of foreign bodies (fb). If such a fb makes it beyond the esophagus (swallowing tube), into the stomach, we usually just watch it, advising parents to watch for it in the stool. If the fb is very sharp or big, we give more thought to removing it. Most FBS will make it thru the GI tract without causing problems. If pain, vomiting, or fever occurs, seek care immediately. ...Read more
I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?
I don't believe it: Go to the refereed medical literature and you'll find a single article from 2000 in an obscure german-language journal about the foreign-body reaction and idly conjecturing cancer promotion; i just ran a search of the nih data-base and there are no actual cases. This sort of thing in connective tissue is well-known to us pathologists and doesn't turn malignant. Stop reading internet junk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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