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Lung Lobes Anatomy
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 a 4mm nodule in my right lower lung lobe. Doctors suspect its benign. Risk outweighs benefits to aspirate it out.Do nodules hurt? I feel pain
No: The short answer is no, lung nodules are in areas of the body which do not have pain receptors. A nodule that involves the pleura (lining or edge) of the lung might present with pain if large enough and if it grows through the parietal pleura (lining of the chest wall) but a 4mm lung nodule would not be painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery: The recovery time depends on the technical difficulty of the surgery, any complications, and your personal reserve and rate of healing. Your doctor will able to provide more specific information. ...Read more
Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker,never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?
Lung Densities: you need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best position to explain things and give you advice. ...Read more
The radiologist is: not sure what to make of this small nodule. If it was to be calcified then it would be one thing. For example an old residual of infection. This is not calcified. This opens up many other possibilities. An old infection is still a consideration. It depends on where it is in the lung, how many and do you have an old study. It may be worthwhile waiting a short period and repeat the ct to check it ...Read more
What does suspicious densities is seen in the right upper lobe and left mid lung means? Is it seious or not? Pls answer.
I assume: you are referring to a chest xray? "Suspicous densities" is not very specific, but it sounds like you have abnormal findings(e.g. mass,nodule,infiltrate,scarring) that might require further evaluation with a CT scan or other tests. Talk to your doc about what the results mean. No way to tell based on limited info how serious it might be. Take care. ...Read more
Ask pulmonologist: A lung mass is always of concern. Sometimes it can be determined to be benign simply by comparing xrays or CT scans over time. Often it must be biopsied. If possible, this is done through a scope passed down the windpipe. Sometimes that won't reach and biopsy must be done through the chest wall, guided by CT scan. In special cases biopsy is done with a scope through the chest wall or surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if my collasped lung dosent reinflate only one lobe collasped will the lung rot and cause trouble?
No: With the correct treatment no lung/lobe will remain permanently compressed. And lungs do not rot. ...Read more
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