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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 long does it take someone to recover from lung cancer surgery and bio-lung insertion?

How long does it take someone to recover from lung cancer surgery and bio-lung insertion?

Ask your doctor: What you are asking about, specifically bio lung insertion, is not common medical practice. This must be part of an investigational research. Extensive disclosure is common in these situations. If you are having difficulties communicating with your doctor, a research coordinator should be available to you. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the recovery for ovary removal and adhesion removal from bowels?

I'm curious as to how long is the recovery for ovary removal and adhesion removal from bowels?

Varies: It depends if it's done laparoscopically or via open technique, and how intense the adhesiolysis is. But, as a general rule, you should be back to full activity in about 2-3 weeks after laparoscopic procedure, and about 4-6 weeks after open procedure. Your surgeon will have his/her own recommendations, which i strongly suggest you follow. Good luck. ...Read more

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How easy is it to recover from a collapsed lung?

How easy is it to recover from a collapsed lung?

Negative pressure: A collapsed/punctured lung is serious, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. Once recognized, a chest tube is placed to release the pressure associated with collapsed lung. The tube is put to negative pressure, so lung can re-expand. Recovery depends on the size and rate of healing of the injury to your lung. So a small injury should heal in days, larger injury will take longer. ...Read more

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About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

Where is it???: I know it seems like an obvious question, but depending on exactly where the spur is at, there can be a number of possible answers. Sorry! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

Lung surgey: Depends if open or closed . If closed approx a month if open a cople of months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from colon polup removall?

How long does it take to  recover from colon polup removall?

Polypectomy: Expect to recover within two weeks. To ensure a smooth recovery, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

Thoracentesis: Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys.. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the nose to fully recover from a deviated septum surgery ?

How long does it take for the nose  to fully recover from a deviated septum surgery ?

Check with ENT : Each surgery is different. Your ENT or plastic surgeon can give you an idea of how long a/he believes you should be in pain, how long b4 you can resume normal level activity, and when you should see optimal results. (Typically 1 week until back to work, one month to resume all activity, one year until all swelling is resolved) -- but the best way to know is ask ur doc! ...Read more

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After removing a gallblader how long does it take for a patient to heal from the surgery?

After removing a gallblader how long does it take for a patient to heal from the surgery?

Individuals differ: Depends on individual factors such as age, obesity, diabetes and general health. On average for open chole 8-10 weeks and Lap chole 4-6 weeks to resume pre-op activities. Ask your surgeon about your particular case. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a diver to die from an air embolism?

How long does it take for a diver to die from an air embolism?

A diver may: Actually surface unconscious or become unconscious or demonstrate other neurological symptoms within seconds of surfacing. Extent of injury and interventions (if any) will be some of the determining factors regarding death. With rapid intervention - a diver can be pressed in a chamber and sometimes achieve miraculous results. ...Read more

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How is dust removed from the body?

How is dust removed from the body?

GI tract: Dust that gets into your mouth and is swallowed is eliminated by normal GI tract motility and digestion. Dust that you inhale will be trapped by the lining of the breathing tubes and is carried towards the pharynx by constant ciliary action from where it is swallowed and eliminated by the GI tract. The eye flushes dust into the throat by tear and lid action and the nose has flushing action also. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover fully from septoplasty of the uterus?

How long does it take to recover fully from septoplasty of the uterus?

Not long: 6 weeks or so, maybe less but your doctor knows the extent so would be the first person to ask, good luck. ...Read more

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How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

"Days": When performed laparoscopically, most people go home the same day as surgery; need 2-3 days at home; may return to (office) work in 5-7 days; aerobic exercise in 1-2 weeks, and; no restrictions in 2-3 weeks. Of course (like they say on tv), results may vary depending upon the age and health of the patient. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a testicle removal operation?

How long does it take to recover from a testicle removal operation?

Couple days: Orchiectomy, or removal of the testicle, is performed for a variety of reasons including commonly, torsion and cancer. After the testicle is removed, the patient typically goes home. A couple days of pain medication and adequate scrotal support have patients feeling better in under a week in most cases. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an adenoids and tonsils removal operation?

How long does it take to recover from an adenoids and tonsils removal operation?

How old?: Depending on how old the patient is and how 'tough' they are, the recovery can take anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks. Kids always seem to bounce back faster than adults so long as they have adequate pain management. It's very important to make sure that the patient is getting a lot of hydration to avoid bleeding and help with pain. ...Read more

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How strong is the lasik flap 6 months post surgery? How much force would it take to dislodge it?

How strong is the lasik flap 6 months post surgery? How much force would it take to dislodge it?

Reasonably secure: Flap adhesion is usually good @ 6 months. However, all flaps are susceptible to dislodging with focal trauma. ...Read more

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