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I now have 102.4 temp my lungs hurt and I am very weak.?

I now have 102.4 temp my lungs hurt and I am very weak.?

Go to the doctor: You may have pneumonia and need to be treated with antibiotics. Try not to cough on other folks and wash you hands frequently. ...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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My husband was ill and weak before his transplant but now after lungs transplant 1 month passed he is still in coma. Can you offer any explanations?

My husband was ill and weak before his transplant but now after lungs transplant 1 month passed he is still in coma. Can you offer any explanations?

Seek information: You need to seek this information from the transplant team caring for your husband. Ask for as precise an explanation as possible. While not "normal" to be in coma, there may be many, many reversible explanations. The list of possible causes is long. ...Read more

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My husband was ill and weak before his transplant but now, a month after after lungs transplant, he is still in coma. What is the reason why?

My husband was ill and weak before his transplant but now, a month after after lungs transplant, he is still in coma. What is the reason why?

Many Possibilities : Anyone sick enough 2 require a lung transplant is at risk 4 many complications. And, lung transplantation is a very high risk surgery. So, the brain failure u see in your husband could be caused by any number of expected complications +/or side effects of drugs. After a month (if not sedated) imaging + electrophysiologic studies must b done 2 determine the cause of your husband's coma. Dr m. ...Read more

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Mom fell X-ray show cracked rib on wednesday now has knot there and still lot of pain? Lungs clear just pain and weakness thoughts?

Mom fell X-ray show cracked rib on wednesday now has knot there and still lot of pain? Lungs clear just pain and weakness thoughts?

Broken rib: A broken rib usually heals in 3 to 6 weeks . Ibuprofen and all nsaids interfere with bone and any other type of healing and can make the healing process stall or stop completely. Better to take a mild narcotic like Codeine rather than any nsaid. ...Read more

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78 yrd uncle has lung cancer bone mets now weakness in legs, blood transfusions 3 x pwk & referred to palliative team. How long left approx.?

78 yrd uncle has lung cancer bone mets now weakness in legs, blood transfusions 3 x pwk & referred to palliative team.  How long left approx.?

Difficult to say: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. We try to refrain from "predicting" when an individual may succumb to an illness because truly there are too many factors coming into play. That being said, usually palliative care referrals imply that the patient is not expected to survive more than 6-12 weeks more. We don't have crystal balls and frequently patients surprise us. ...Read more

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Are my lungs really weak? I can't seem to hold my breath for very long.

Are my lungs really weak? I can't seem to hold my breath for very long.

Practice: Believe it or not- breath hold capacity is something that can be increased over time through practice. That may not be the case if you have a pulmonary disease. I used to be a military diver - and i worked up my capacity over a number of months. ...Read more

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I'm skinny, work out, but can never seem to catch my breath. Do i just have weak lungs?

I'm skinny, work out, but can never seem to catch my breath. Do i just have weak lungs?

See details: It is impossible to answer this question. You need a cardiology evaluation and pulmonary function testing to be sure there are not underlying medical issues. ...Read more