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How long does it take to recover from slight atelectasis with uri?

How long does it take to recover from slight atelectasis with uri?

Breathe deep: Atelectasis occurs when the lung is not fully expanded. When you have a cough or it hurts to take a deep breath you tend to breath shallow. Take deep breaths all the way to the bottom of your lungs and you should be able to open up the area with atelectasis. If it persists your doctor can order tests to evaluate it further. ...Read more

Dr. Norma jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from mild atelectasis?

How long does it take to recover from mild atelectasis?

Few hours to days: Depending upon cause, lung can open in few minutes (mucous plug etc) to days (pneumothorax). ...Read more

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Should I be worried about mild atelectasis on my xray?

Should I be worried about mild atelectasis on my xray?

No...Mild atelectasi: Is a relatively common finding on chest xray. If your symptoms persist, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a mild case of atelectasis and I have to go into surgery in 1 week, is it safe?

I have a mild case of atelectasis and I have to go into surgery in 1 week, is it safe?

Discuss it with: Your anesthesiologist. You may want to get a preop x-ray to reevaluate. Also, consider deep breathing exercises to open up your lungs. And, of course, notify your doctor if you develop a fever. ...Read more

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Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

No...: Mild atelectasis, especially without symptoms, can be treated as an outpatient. The most important treatment is deep breathing and an incentive spirometer can help with this. Ask your doctor for one if you don't have one. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does mild linear atelectasis in the bilateral lower lobes and right middle lobes mean?

Atelectasis: Atelectasis is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of lung are affected, you may have no signs or symptoms.

If a large area or several large areas of lung are affected, they may not be able to deliver enough oxygen to your blood. This can cause symptoms and complications. ...Read more

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I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

I have had pnemonia twice in my early life and have been diagnosed with mild right basilar atelectasis. What can I do to strengthen my lungs? M

Active lifestyle: I would consider an evaluation of your immune system if the two prior pneumonias were significant (ie hospitalized or required IV antibiotics), or if you have had other infections. Consider an evaluation of your lungs, as there may be a structural abnormality which is contributing to your lung issues. An active lifestyle will help prevent atelectasis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

linear atelectasis: Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway. Sometimes aspiration causes atelectasis. Infection and tumor can produce atelectasis. Ateletasis can clear following disappearance of disease process. Plate-like atelectasis is usually minor area of lung collapse sometimes seen without obvious cause or scar from previous disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean that "there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases"?

What does it mean that "there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases"?

Lung issue: This means the bottoms of the lungs are slightly compressed or collapsed. Think of a sponge standing on end on a hard surface, with the portion on the bottom squished together a bit. Can be alleviated with taking deep breaths in most cases. ...Read more

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Please explain this for me: there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases. Liver: liver is lower in attenuation than the spleen, please correlat?

Collapse: Atelectasis refers to a partial collapse of the lung. Usually due to shallow breathing or other infirmary. This is common after surgery, when due to pain, you do not take deep breaths, and an incentive spirometer can help to remind you to take deep breaths.

As to the liver/spleen attenuation, that is due to congestion. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause? Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis, fell on butt 2x

I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause? Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis, fell on butt 2x

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 17 year old unlikely anything but skeletal despite risk factor of hypertension mild stele tasks due to not taking a deep breath use otc for pain relief. ...Read more

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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

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

If you: Had a bleb on the lungs theoretically it could burst. Tension pneumothorax is a severe condition the person usually can't carry on with the daily activities and would seek medical attention. For being sure consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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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 doesn't stop and fl

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 doesn't 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

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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry. ...Read more

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I have a atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean?

I have a atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean?

Lung doc: You want to see your lung doc. Ask about a test about your diaphragm, such as ultrasound and real diaphragmatic movements, or fluoroscopy. Also discuss testing such as ultrasound, CT, MRI for the abdomen and the chest.

You may also need pulmonary function testing. Ask your lung doc and good luck! ...Read more

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I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis, mild pleural thickening and swollen superior mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

Nodes: Possibly. You need a thorough check up and will probably need the nodes biopsied. There are many causes for those findings ...Read more

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Ct shows mild atelectasis right middle lobe and bilateral lower lobes as well as a few 4mm nodules left lower lobe. Should I be seen asap?

No: These findings do not require urgent management. Atelectasis just means small areas of lung do not have enough air in them which can be due to your history of asthma. 4mm nodules are usually benign but require a 12mo follow-up if you have no smoking history or 6mo follow-up if you've ever smoked. ...Read more

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My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

Needs evaluation: The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, sarcoidosis, or rarely malignancy etc. Your husband should immediately see a lung specialist for a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause, which will help determine appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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MRI of abdomen shows mild left basilar atelectasis, no pleural effusions. Is this serious? I'm worried, and my follow up with Dr isn't until Monday..

MRI of abdomen shows mild left basilar atelectasis, no pleural effusions. Is this serious? I'm worried, and my follow up with Dr isn't until Monday..

No unless smoker: If smoker, worry till you stop because cancer could come; anyway if healthy might be just small airway collapse that will resolve with coughing and deep breathing and somewalking to get breathing more, might have been from recent upper airway cold or infection? Follow up with your dr. For repeat lung xray or ct scan ina few weeks after above ...Read more

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Noncontrast CT images demonstrate mild ground-glass attenuation atelectasis in the lungs. What is this and does it require further attention?

Noncontrast CT images demonstrate mild ground-glass attenuation atelectasis in the lungs. What is this and does it require further attention?

Ground glass pulm CT: It is a non-specific finding which means something has replaced the air in the alveoli, pneumonia-related or a more chronic process. 60-80% have an active potentially treatable dx. Please see your physician for a more-detailed explanation of the results of the scan and, referral to a specialty consultant, if necessary.

http://www. Radiologyassistant. Nl/en/p42d94cd0c326b#i4563548664b88 ...Read more

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Reading medical records and came across " mild perihilar atelectasis" this was from a X-ray. Ct showed mild prominence in anterior mediastinum?

Likely benign: Atelectasis is under inflation of lung tissue usually due to not taking a big breath. Perihilar means around the root of the lung where the large airways and blood vessels are. Mediastinum is the "middle space" between the two cavities where the lungs are. This space is occupied but the thymus gland, heart, great vessels, airways and esophagus: from front to back. Discuss findings with your doctor ...Read more

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16 mo old had a chest xray. What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence. Mild bandlike atelectasis and/or infiltrate at the medial lt base mean?

Mgt/workup: If your baby had a viral infection, these are commonly associated findings. The band of atelectasis is a small area of lung that is closed down, usually by mucus plugs. ...Read more

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My xray today showed mildly hyperaerated lungs, and mild bibasilar atelectasis. I have severe pain in my chest. Doc said bronchitis?

Any wheezing?: Hyperaerated lungs and atelectasis can be signs of asthma and COPD. Bibasilar disease can sometimes represent superimposed community acquired pneumonia or mycoplasma infection. ...Read more

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CT scan for different resolved issue showed Calcified right hilar lymph nodes. Mild bibasilar dependant atelectasis. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Atelecasis is a common finding. Your lungs get atelectatic simply not taking a deep breath. People get atelectasis commonly after surgery when they have been laying down. Usually resolves with deep breaths. Calicified right hilar lymphnode should be followed with xray. ...Read more

Dr. David Dang
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Atelectasis (Definition)

Collapse of a lung or part of a lung from ...Read more