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Lingular Scarring Lung
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
I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?
It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more
No.: The scar is what's left over after you have healed. Scars can't heal any more. ...Read more
No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more
Can't answer this: "lung scar" can mean a lot of things, only a few of which should interfere with your ability to work. Many doctors refer to "lung scarring" when describing a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This can be a disabling condition that is progressive and largely untreatable. If you have this its best to go to a center that runs ipf clinical trials. Search google for one near you if so. ...Read more
It's possible: There is precedence for scar turning into cancer. On the skin, long-standing scars can develop cancer so it's not out of the realm of possibility. Chronic irritation can contribute to changes. Usually it works in the opposite direction; cancer can mimic scar tissue and may not be diagnosed unless it grows. ...Read more
Old healeinflammatio: Lung scars are often seen on x-rays usually. Are due to infections but not active but left scars sometimes you have to tested for fungal TB and possible rare infections especially if have symptoms. ...Read more
Old infection: When there is a small infection in the lungs the body stops it by walling it off with calcium. It's important to know what the original infection was since some kinds can reactivate. So it is a good idea to see a doctor that can diagnose the condition. You should be fit for work regardless. ...Read more
Does every Primary Complex diagnosis cause scars on the lungs? Is this lifetime or any lung scar can clear up?
Primary complex: Not every primary complex leaves a lung scar seen on X-Ray. It usually takes some calcification or growth of granulation tissue to be seen. Some of them heal completely without Leaving any trace. ...Read more
I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.
There's no medicine: That can remove the scar (fibrosis or plaques?) and surgery is not indicated for this purpose. This lung scar will outlive u so don't worry. Ask ur dr the cause of it - it could from exposure to asbestos, toxic fumes, residual effect of pneumonia, tb, or unknown cause. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Lung. Org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis. Html. ...Read more
Why did I have my lung scar I do not have any history of lung disease, this is my big problems I cant go to saudi im a nurse pls help me?
There are so many causes of lung scarring. You are young and what comes to my mind is the so called
Ghon's complex usually in childhood and persist without having history of pulmonary disease. You should see a pulmonary specialist an d infectious disease specialist for evaluation and I am sure you can still go to Zaide after evaluation and treatment if needed. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more
I had a recent ctscan and it said, lung scars/and or alectosis and plueral thickening of the lower left hemithorax. What does that mean exactly?
Scar: Like any part of the body, the lung from previous inflammation can develop scar or whiter are bunched up together. I don't know your history so it's hard to judge. This is the same for the pleural thickening. If with calcification would be worrisome for asbestos exposure. Atelectases are smaller airways that are not fully open and aerated from many causes including poor inspiration. ...Read more
I have the condition spontanious pnemothroax and have had 3 surgeries to scar my lung to the cheat wall. What are the signs if it collapses again?
It may be helpful to see the report uploaded to a virtual consult along with the images.
From your description, this is an area of fibrosis or scar tissue in the Left upper part of your lung. It is being termed chronic based on the duration of the finding. ...Read more