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Is it ok to caugh before the doctor listens to my lungs many thanks ?

Is it ok to caugh before the doctor listens to my lungs many thanks ?

Yes: Coughing may clear the large airways to make it easier to hear the underlying lung sounds. Sometimes your doctor wil first listen, then ask you to cough and then listen again. ...Read more

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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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3 wk bronchitis cough wheezing . Back to doc yesterday listen to my lungs said sound wheezy but not infected . No x ray no meds is that even possible?

3 wk bronchitis cough wheezing . Back to doc yesterday listen to my lungs said sound wheezy but not infected . No x ray no meds is that even possible?

Asthmatic: Bronchitis is very common and some believe is due to allergc reaction to colonizing bacteria in the bronchial tubes The treatment is usually simultaneous administration of an antibiotic and anti asthmatic inhaler(s) X ray will be negative. Suggest you discuss this possibility with your Primary Care Physician. Just a thought!] Dr Z ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell I have pneumonia with not listening to my chest have no cough either?

How can a doctor tell I have pneumonia with not listening to my chest have no cough either?

Pneumonia: The diagnosis of pneumonia is typically made on the basis of symptoms (cough with mucus, fever, chest discomfort, etc), lung examination such as auscultation with a stethoscope and at times confirmed with a chest x-ray. If these were not done, consider obtaining a second opinion. ...Read more

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Had a cough few weeks now but it's more the feeling of Constant phlegm in throat that's stuck no matter how much I cough.doc listen to chest all fine ?

Had a cough few weeks now but it's more the feeling of Constant phlegm in throat that's stuck no matter how much I cough.doc listen to chest all fine
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Possible sinusitis: see your doctor again or an ENT specialist, you may need prescription medicines and antibiotics after evaluation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes to help reduce the thick phlegm in your upper airways, best wishes ...Read more

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What do doctors listen for when listening to lungs?

What do doctors listen for when listening to lungs?

Lungs: Doctors listen for air movement and abnormal lung sounds (rales, wheezes, rhonchi) which can indicate a disease or problem in the lungs. ...Read more

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What do doctors listen for when they listen to your lungs?

What do doctors listen for when they listen to your lungs?

Breath sounds: in normal lungs sound like "leaves rustling in a wind-blown forest" as one book describes (McGowan). But the doctor is mainly trying to detect abnormal sounds such as wheezing (can be diffuse or localized and have specific causes), or rales or harsh sand paper like sounds. Absent or reduced lung sounds indicate emphysema or a pneumothorax. ...Read more

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Is it true doctors wont know teens smoke if they listen to their lungs using a stethescope?

Is it true doctors wont know teens smoke if they listen to their lungs using a stethescope?

Yes: Being a smoker doesn't necessarily mean that a doctor can pick it by listening the patient's lungs. Smoking doesn't cause any special audible phenomena, rather than auditory abnormalities that are common in other types of pulmonary/cardiac diseases - bronchitis, asthma, copd, congestive heart failure. However, by listening to a smoker's lungs, the physician may be able to smell the smell of smoke. ...Read more

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If I had tuberculosis. Would my doc be able to tell just by listening to lungs?

If I had tuberculosis. Would my doc be able to tell just by listening to lungs?

No: No one could diagnose tuberculosis by listening to lungs alone. The right clinical history and exam could help make the diagnosis. But you would need a culture typically from your sputum sample to grow the bacteria, mycobacterium tuberculosis, for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can doctors check for serious lung probs by listening to chest/back?

Can doctors check for serious lung probs by listening to chest/back?

While many: Decry the low sensitivity and specificity of physical exam, serious problems like bronchospasm can only be detevted by phys ex. Pleural fluid can be as well. But i've never detected a 5mm nodule with a stethoscope. Wheezing stertorous breath sounds rales and rhonchi are still important findings and help secure a diagnisis. ...Read more

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Went to fam doc twice she listened to my lungs said both times they sound good i can breath but i feel like im forcing deep breaths in every 30 secs or so. She said anxiety but its been going on for a week. Can she tell how ljngs are listening?

Went to fam doc twice she listened to my lungs said both times they sound good i can breath but i feel like im forcing deep breaths in every 30 secs or so. She said anxiety but its been going on for a week. Can she tell how ljngs are listening?

Reasonably well: The listening part of the exam is a 1st step. If it's good - there's probably no need for more. If it's bad, a more demanding step like x-ray may be taken. From there, if new evidence is found it can progress. At each stage, a discovered issue may lead to Tx. None was heard in your lungs. Anxiety can be the basis. Consider CBT to eval and teach anxiety mgmt skills. It can be very helpful . ...Read more

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Can a doctor pick up on copd/emphysema even in early stages by listening to your lungs with a stethoscope?

Can a doctor pick up on copd/emphysema even in early stages by listening to your lungs with a stethoscope?

Not likely: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and encompasses the diseases of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Typically when listening with the stethoscope you will hear decreased breath sounds but this is very subjective. The diagnosis is made with history and confirmed with a pulmonary function test that measures decreases in lung function and oxygen-transfer function of the lungs. ...Read more

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I pediatric doctor i noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose .Breathing by mouth .On auscultation chest clear what is treat?

I pediatric doctor i noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose .Breathing by mouth .On auscultation chest clear what is treat?

Runny nose: The details aren't specific enough to answer clearly. If the child has a low grade temperature it may be one of many common viral illnesses. Is there is an irritant in the home, this also can lead to chronic cough and runny nose: cigarette smoke! is the child gaining weight well, what is the family history? So it is important to follow up with a pediatrician to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do doctors listen to a teen with asthmas chest longer than they listen to a teen without asthmas chest?

Do doctors listen to a teen with asthmas chest longer than they listen to a teen without asthmas chest?

Auscultation: Dear hummus. If you are actually only 13, please remember that this site requires you to be at least 16 years old to ask questions yourself. Your parent can ask for you. How much goes into auscultating the lungs can depend on what the findings are. A physician would want to be especially thorough if there is a pulmonary complaint. One would try to listen to at least one respiratory cycle in. ...Read more

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I listen to u guys on here to face to face with my doctor just so he can tell me i don't kno what coding your chest pain whoo ok. What we do now well ?

I listen to u guys on here to face to face with my doctor just so he can tell me i don't kno what coding your chest pain whoo ok. What we do now well ?

Chest pain: You deserve an answer suspect you either have to sit down with your doctor and have improved communication. The alternative is find a new physician to find your answer. ...Read more

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My doc listened to my heart with the listening tool that goes into their ears. She said its normal. does that rule out heart problems? Chest/neck pain

No: But you must have some symptoms of cardiac disease before we check for other indicators. Shortness of breath, irregular heart beat, swollen ankles are some of the symptoms that suggest heart trouble. The chest pain of cardio origin is heavy and pressing. Less actual pain. At your age the problems would be rheumatic fever or some thing congenital which your doc has probably already ruled out. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more