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Leaking Air Inside Chest In Children
A penumothorax is: Usually treated with a chest tube as first line treatment. ...Read more
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 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
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?
My boyfriend has a keloid on his chest and sometimes it leaks clear puss like fluid. ...what does this mean and is it normal?
See a dermatologist: Vit E will do absolutely nothing for this. ...Read more
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
Manytimes I wake up with heaviness on chest&decreases when I get up. Is it associated with moderate pulm HTN with 3mild valves leaking presented?
May be the reason: Without more information it's hard to discuss. I would advise that you discuss this with your cardiologist ...Read more
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
I feel like my ears are leaking and I hear muffled sounds when I lay down. And a few weeks back I was ill with something in my chest it lasted about 5?
Ears leaking: Someone needs to look in your ears. Wax? Swimmer's ear? ...Read more
I have constipation, a wheezy chest, a small external hemorrhoid and a leaking bladder. Could they be connected?
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?
Had a baby 9 months ago, been getting severe breast pain in my left breast and armpit, I'm leaking white sticky fluid and upper back and chest pain?
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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?
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
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
Cholecystectomy several months ago. Now burning chest and stomach. Taking sucralfate but still burns. What other tests to check no bile leaks or stone?
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
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
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
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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