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Is It Possible A Collapsed Lung Will Heal Without A Chest Tube
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
Only small ones.: Collapsed lungs ("pneumothorax") are very common after trauma and make occur spontaneously, often due to small blebs on the lung. In the era of ct scans, we find many, many pneumothoraces that would have been way too small to be seen on traditional chest x-ray. If it is small (~15-20%) and not associated with shortness of breath, a repeat x-ray will show resolution w/o rx most of the time. ...Read more
Normal: The body normally makes significant pleural fluid each day. It is produced on the parietal pleura (chestwall) side and absorbed or drains through the visceral pleura (lung lining) into the lymph vessels of the lung. The chest tube drains some of this fluid before it is absorbed. It can be mildly blood tinged so it can be kool-aid colored. http://goo.gl/myn9nj. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a collapsed lung and I have a chest tube on me right now. I'm wondering if it's normal if the tube is filled with a redish liquid?
Discuss w your doc: It would be expected to have a little blood in the pleural fluid right after the chest tube is placed. Depending on the causes of how your lung is collapsed, a little blood that makes the fluid look reddish can be expected or it is a cause for concern. Best way is to discuss it with your attending physician or your floor nurse. Hope you have a quick recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does inserting a chest tube for a collapsed lung caused by a gsw immediately inflate the lung again?
Chest Tube: Inserting a chest can and usually reinflates the lung immediately. It is left in place on suction for a few days in order to let the hole/leak on the lung to heal. It is also useful for draining fluid or blood that may be present around the lung. ...Read more
I had a collapsed lung a week ago. I have a chest tube that is leaking a reddish liquid. What is it and is it normal?
I am having 3 rib cartilages removed due to slipping rib syndrome.What should expect during and after surgery? Chest tube? Collapsed lung ?
Collapsed lunghad markers placed in liver 3 weeks ago had collapsed lung , treatment chest tube, could it reoccur?
How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.
Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...Read more
I had a spontaneous full lung collapse 5months ago. I'm having sharp pain exactly where the chest tube was and shoots up my shoulder. Should i go 2 er?
What clinical signs and symptoms would indicate pneumothorax and hemorrhage for a patient with chest tube?
Unsure question: If you already have a chest tube, hemorrhage would generally be indicated by the amount of blood draining to collection system (i.e. Pleuravac). Active air-leak would also be indicated by collection system. Additionally, airleak and/or inadequate drainage may cause subq air. Persistent pneumothorax with chest tube in place would generally be confirmed with a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What options are there for my daughter (16) whose chest tube (premie, 26 wks, &had pneumothorax) caused significant malformation/indention of 1 breast?
Plastic surgery: Plastic surgeons have many available options to help improve the appearance. ...Read more
Vats done on right middle lobe Jan. 15/15. Moderate pneumothorax. Chest tube still in place Jan. 29. Should I be concerned?
Depends on condition: Removal is usually by the 1 who put it in. The chest tube is meant to re-inflate the lung, & shd e removed when conditions r "right" in the eyes of the thoracic surgeon. As long as the lung doesn't properly re-expand, there is a leak, or the lung has a good chance of collapse, the surgeon leaves the chest tube in. The chest tube is most painful right b4 it comes out, as the lung lining is sensitiv ...Read more
I have a partially collapsed lung. I have had two xrays since, no improvement. What will happen if i don't get the tube to help it re-inflate?
Another or: Presumably you or your loved one are in an ICU at this point. What happens next depends on why the chest tube isn't working. Anotherr chest tube may be placed, the breathing tube may be moved so that only one lung is ventilated and a surgical repair attempted, etc. Your surgeon or your intensivist should tell your their plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have colapsed lung with chest tube. If i chose to remove tube and lung isnt inflated what will thr consquences be?
Pneumothorax: A chest tube is placed when the lung has collapsed. It allows the lung to re-expand. The chest tube is removed when there is no evidence of a "leak" which would imply that the lung may collapse again if the tube is removed. You should let your medical team decide when the time is right to remove the tube. If it removed too soon it may create a life threatening emergency. ...Read more
About 7 months ago i had a collapsed left lung with chest tube and surgery. Burst bleb. every time i cough or sneeze i feel pain in left lung. why?
Can one have small collapsed lung with few symptoms. Could this spontaneous collapse be deadly? Some studies say that progression to tension is rare.
I have my chest tube wound its been three weeks it's still painfull around the area it's oozy but not smelly should it be started to heal abit better?
Wound care +: How quickly a wound like that heals depends on how well nourished you are, why you had the chest tube in the first place, and what sort of wound care you're getting. That said, by 3 weeks it should not still be "leaking" fluid. See your surgeon or pulmonologist and have them take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A chest tube (chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall and into the pleural space or mediastinum. It is used to remove air (pneumothorax) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a bülau drain ...Read more
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