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Lung Crackling Sounds Rales In Stethoscope
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 this whistling sound on exhale for months the doctor used stethoscope to listen to my lungs and there was nothing abnormal. what could this be?
Whistling sound: If it is not coming from your lungs, then it must be above your lungs, in the air passages, throat or mouth, even from your teeth. ...Read more
What could be the cause for really fait whistling sound that comes from the throat.Lungs sounded clear with the stethoscope while I had the whistle?
Are crackles and abnormal lung sounds always heard with A stethoscope if you have Pulmonary fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis : good question, very little can be said to be 'always', usually is probably appropriate ...Read more
Bronchitis?: One explanation for crackling and wheezing sounds on exhalation is inflammation / infection of the breathing tubes (bronchi). This is called bronchitis. Pneumonia and partial occlusion of bronchi (by mucus or a foreign body) are other things that can cause expiratory crackling. Some people with 'fluid in the lungs' or pulmonary edema may also have expiratory crackling sounds. ...Read more
How long does it take for this crackling in my lungs from bronchitis to go away. Feeling totally fine except I sound like a cat purring constantly.
Can take weeks: I am sorry to hear about the bronchitis. This excess phlegm is just the after effects of the inflammatory process and can take a couple (sometime 3-4 weeks) weeks to resolve. You could try guaifenesin 300 mg by mouth and you can take this every 4 hours if needed. This will help break up the mucus/phlegm. Just make sure you are not pregnant while taking this. Guaifenesin is also called Mucinex ...Read more
Ihave a deep cough w/ white foamy phlegm for 2 weeks and crackling sounds in my lungs when I lay down at night and almost takes my breath away?
I am a 50 year old male with no history of serious illness. Recently I have noticed a slight crackling sound in my lungs with normal inhale/exhale breathing. Should i be concerned or is this normal?
Much: The stethoscope can hear the heart's rate, rhythm, and any abnormalities like rubs, clicks, extra beatsetc for the lung, it can hear clear breath sounds, diminished breath sounds, crackles, wheezing, rales, etc. The stethoscope is not perfect but its a great tool way to start an examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My question concerns the lungs. With my stethoscope, I hear normal airflow in L lung, and nothing in R lung. What does this mean?
This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic ...Read more
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