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Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung ?

Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
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Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more

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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If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?

If the structure of my lungs changed permenently from years of inatiqite control . Would the pomonologist be able to see this on a lung X-ray ?

Changes in your lung: A chest x-ray would be more important to exclude other medical conditions which could mimic or complicate asthma treatment. You might want to discuss with your doctor adding an inhaled steroid to your asthma regiment. Of course if you are smoking you should quit as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is meant by hypostatic lung changes on a ct.

What is meant by hypostatic lung changes on a ct.

CT lung: It means congestion changes , not a routinely used terminology. It could be secondary to underlying effusion. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with hypostatic lung changes on a CT that i just had?

Should i be concerned with hypostatic lung changes on a CT that i just had?

See answer: This probably means that you didn’t take a deep enough breath and there was slight under expansion of the lung bases – likely not of clinical concern – discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Can children exposed to second hand smoke have long term lung changes?

Can children exposed to second hand smoke have long term lung changes?

Yes: Long term exposure in a small space almost guarantees uri, ear infection, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and sadly cancer to those genetically prone. ...Read more

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If a lung nodule changes a little in size does that mean it is malignant?

If a lung nodule changes a little in size does that mean it is malignant?

Not always.: This may mean an infection in the lung or an abscess. It depends on the time it took to change in size. It could be a benign process. But you will not know unless you get more tests, like an aspiration biopsy. It is best to see your doctor and get more tests. Best of luck. ...Read more

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3mm nodule on right upper lung no change MRI 2008/2011. Can this just be an age thing you know how some things grow on you as you get older. ?

3mm nodule on right upper lung no change MRI 2008/2011.  Can this just be an age thing  you know how some things grow on you as you get older.  ?

PPD/quantiferon gold: Would suggest getting a PPD and/or a quantiferon gold blood test checking for any possible exposure to TB as this can cause small nodules. ...Read more

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How often do benign lung nodules change to cancerous, or do they all turn over a period of time?D

How often do benign lung nodules change to cancerous, or do they all turn over a period of time?D

Generally don't turn: Key factor is change in size; benign nodules tend to stay roughly the same size over time, malignant nodules don't-they get bigger more rapidly. Benign nodules are common-aftermath of prior infection, inflammation, etc. Smoker? Ex- smoker? Lived/worked with a smoker? Occupational exposures? Family history? All are factors to be considered. Get follow up with your md, and/or pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Is not breathing through my diaphragm causing my lungs to change? I have been breathing through my chest for years with anxiety and i can't stop.

Is not breathing through my diaphragm causing my lungs to change? I  have been breathing through my chest for years with anxiety and i can't stop.

No: Though you may not be breathing deeply, inspiration requires coordinated muscle contractions including your diaphragm and intercostal muscles. This creates the negative pressure needed to inspire. ...Read more

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Xray showed sever bilateral inflated, lungs shagged allergic changes, small cardiac size what is that mean, 32 male smoker coughing for month am i die?

Xray showed sever bilateral inflated, lungs shagged allergic changes, small cardiac size what is that mean, 32 male smoker coughing for month am i die?

Warning signal: Quit smoking and be underthe care of good pulmonary doc. This might bie sign of emphysema aggressive treatment and no smoking would give you lot of benefit. Do breathing excercises, . Yoga would help too. ...Read more