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How Long Should Leaking Air Inside Chest Last
Lets review your que: Your lungs are lined by 2 thin layers named pleura. Trauma, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma/COPD can cause a break in the lining allowing air to fill this space. Pneumothorax of 10% or less are usually observed and resolve on own. Larger ones usually need a tube placed called a chest tube and this helps remove the air/fluid/blood to be removed. Severe pneumothorax can cause respiratory distress and th ...Read more
Bubbling sensation when i lay down in my back and chest, I have a cough and a little bit of a cold.I hope its not an air leak! please help?
Wedge resection right lung 1/15/15. Still have chest tube in due to small air leak. Painful barking cough just started. What is it?
Nonspecific: Could be a normal reaction from the breathing tube you had during the surgery. Could also be an upper respiratory infection. Other than causing pain at the incision site, its probably not dangerous. Ask your doctor when he/she is making rounds, or at your next visit. Can try some cough suppressant in he mean time. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My boyfriend has a keloid on his chest and sometimes it leaks clear puss like fluid ....what does this mean and is it normal?
My father is in the hospital because he had chest pain. Today, we were told he had leaking Troponin. No mention of an MI. What causes this?
Troponin: Troponin leak associated with chest pain is an MI until proven otherwise, this is likely why your dad is in the hospital. Discuss the situation with the doctor taking care of him. There are other reasons for troponin elevation including false elevations so ask the doctor with the most information about your dad. ...Read more
I have constipation, a wheezy chest, a small external hemorrhoid and a leaking bladder. Could they be connected?
Sometimes: Nothing available for the mitral or tricuspid valves yet, but the aortic valve can be replaced with a transcatheter inserted valve. This is not for everyone though. It is still considered rather experimental, and reserved only for those who are unable to have open heart surgery. I look forward to advances in these procedures, and hope one day there is a routine, non-ohs alternative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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