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What are the tests for leaking air inside chest?

What are the tests for leaking air inside chest?

Chest xray and CT: It can be discovered on simple chest xray and can be followed that way. Ct is more sensitive for smaller amounts of air and can often evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of leaking air inside chest?

What are the common symptoms of leaking air inside chest?

Pain: The most common symptom is pain, often worse with breathing, if the pneumothorax gets worse, you could get short of breath or have low blood pressure. Untreated pneumothoraces can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for leaking air inside chest?

What is the treatment for leaking air inside chest?

A penumothorax is: Usually treated with a chest tube as first line treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about air leaking from lungs into chest cavity?

Can you tell me about air leaking from lungs into chest cavity?

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

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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?

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?

Breathlessness: Your symptoms sound concerning - especially with the breathlessness, chest pain and that sensation of bubbling. You should get checked out by a physician and have an x ray as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My breast have been sore and today the left breast was leaking white stuff so I pushed then it was light green color I don't have children I had three miscarriages in the last two years

My breast have been sore and today the left breast was leaking white stuff so I pushed then it was light green color I don't have children I had three miscarriages in the last two years

If: If your discharge does not clear up after your next period, recommend that you be evaluated by your doctor. If it is really bothering you, you might wish to see your doctor sooner. Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. This is not an all inclusive list. I think that nipple discharge can be worrisome for a woman. But the cause can be very benign. Most often there is a cause other than cancer. Take care. ...Read more

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The top 1/3 right lung removed 9 days ago. Leaking air and has min. Drainage. No emphysema and growth not cancer. How much longer on drain tube?

The top 1/3 right lung removed 9 days ago. Leaking air and has min. Drainage. No emphysema and growth not cancer. How much longer on drain tube?

Will take few days: Some times bronchial stump leaks air, is one of know complication of lobectomy, if it does not seal by itself in few days, most likely has to put a patch surgically (needs surgery). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a leaking heart valve be repaired and/or replaced without opening the chest?

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 more

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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 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?

Likely: Sounds like ur home and the leakage is around the tube site? In either case, some leakage is normal. Redness around the catheter site, increasing pain, shortness or breath, fever/chills are not normal and u need to call ur doc. ...Read more

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I suffer tiredness&discomfort in chest and heart beats during activities, with echo result of 3valves mild leak, mild pulmonary HTN+ history of HTN, 19yo?

I suffer tiredness&discomfort in chest and heart beats during activities, with echo result of 3valves mild leak, mild pulmonary HTN+ history of HTN, 19yo?

Chest discomfort: The valve findings are not severe enough to cause symptoms, but the pulmonary hypertension as well as systemic hypertension are of concern. I recommend a treadmill stress test, 24 hour ambulatory heart monitor and pulmonary function testing for further evaluation. Blood tests for thyroid function, anemia, iron and magnesium are advised. If you don't have one, a cardiologist should be involved. ...Read more

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Earache in both ears, pressure in my face, nose is leaking a lot and imy back and chest hurts a bit when I breathe?

Earache in both ears, pressure in my face, nose is leaking a lot and imy back and chest hurts a bit when I breathe?

Ear infections?: Sounds like you have at least a bad cold, but ear infections can only be determined thru a visit to your doctor or an urgent care center. The chest & back pain are probably also due to the infection, but always a good idea to have chest pain evaluated to play it safe. If you have persistent chest pain even when not breathing or significant trouble breathing, call 911. ...Read more

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Cholecystectomy several months ago. Now burning chest and stomach. Taking sucralfate but still burns. What other tests to check no bile leaks or stone?

Cholecystectomy several months ago. Now burning chest and stomach. Taking sucralfate but still burns. What other tests to check no bile leaks or stone?

Blood tests: It would be very unlikely you have a bile leak after several months. A retained gallstone in the common duct is possible, but uncommon. Blood tests could help decide whether or not to pursue any further. Call your surgeon to discuss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had spontaneous pneumomediastinum. My CT scan noted "minimal interlobular septal thickening @ lung apices consistent w/pulmonary congestion". What does that mean and did the sp cause it?

I had spontaneous pneumomediastinum. My CT scan noted "minimal interlobular septal thickening @ lung apices consistent w/pulmonary congestion". What does that mean and did the sp cause it?

Spontaneous pneumo-: Mediastinum by itself is benign and resolves on its own, as opposed to pneumothorax which can be dangerous. Sp can be caused by activities that rasie pressure in the airway, such as in trumpet players or extensive coughing. The septal thickening is most commonly seen with fluid in the lung/pulmonary edema, which wouldn't itself cause sp unless it made you cough a lot. ...Read more

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Why do boobs leak years after nursing?

Why do boobs leak years after nursing?

Sponge Effect: When the milk sacs in the breast are full and the baby suckles, contractions occur with the suction to allow the ducts to carry the milk to the infant After nursing, the contractions will sometimes cause "leakage". ...Read more

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What can cause a peeling, leaking nipple?

What can cause a peeling, leaking nipple?

Many things: Your doctor can help you with this. If you have been lactating due to childbirth it is easy to get irritations, plugs, yeast, and reactions to the pumping machine for the baby bottles. See your doctor for help with your specific issues. ...Read more

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What is the clear fluid leaking from my breast?

What is the clear fluid leaking from my breast?

I do not know: Nipple discharge when not pregnant or recently pregnant is not normal and should be evaluated by a dr. To be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breast to leak after a hysterectomy?

Is it normal for my breast to leak after a hysterectomy?

Not usually: That is not a common post hysterectomy problem. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hormones make your breast leak?

Can hormones make your breast leak?

That is possible: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

See a doctor: Strongly advise seeing a doctor to verify it is milk or other type of secretion. Could be related to gland infection or pituitary gland disorder. ...Read more

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What those it mean when a woman's breast leaks?

Nipple discharge: While nipple discharge can be serious, in most cases, it's either normal or due to a minor condition. Still, if you are not nursing, you should contact your health care provider any time you notice breast discharge. Based upon your symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests, your doctor will decide on the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a lung that "leaks" occasionally, but doesn't fully collapse?

Is it possible to have a lung that "leaks" occasionally, but doesn't fully collapse?

Yes: Small spontaneous pneumothoraces are common. Your chest surgeon or pulmonologist may have something to offer to make the lung stick tight to the chest wall. ...Read more

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Why do breast hurt and leak?

Not pregnant, never: Breast fed? Please be medically evaluated to determine the reason for nipple leakage. ...Read more