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No: The only linke between abdominal descriptions and the lungs is hepatization. This is very lung tissue is so full of fluid/pus that it appears to look like liver tissue on scan/ct. Pancreatitis is an abdominal process that describes an inflammed pancreas - it does not affect the lungs directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can digestive juice escape into the esophagus and into the lungs if your diagestive system has been injured in prior acute pancreatitis ?
No : That is not possible. One however can aspirate gastric contents into their lungs. ...Read more
Is elevated lipase associated with early lung cancer? I know amylase is, but my amylase is normal.. I also know elevated lipase is associated with pancreatitis, cp, celiac disease, ulcer, ibd
I am a 44 yo non-smoking male with suspected pancreatitis. An abdominal CT revealed multiple lung nodules with spiculated edges and up to 41mm?
Worrisome; biopsy: This is a worrisome development. Spiculated lung nodules (reaching in, like tentacles, into the lung) can point to a cancer, even a spreading cancer. Given your history of pancreatic problems, it could be pancreatic cancer. Or, it could be an unusual infection or something benign. The only way to know is to do a biopsy, which a pulmonologist (lung specialist) or CT surgeon can arrange. TTYD soon. ...Read more
Mother in law has pancreatitis twice, fatty liver, diabetes, high cholesterol & BP. Ultrasound shows lung nodule. Chance of cancerous? Or benign?
Is it possible my pancreas was damaged by recent bout with pancreatitis? My weight is down, eating light but bg are running in the120's. Were 80 & 90.
No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?
Tests lead to tests: Real question is why lipase ordered in 1st place if no symptoms. All tests have false positives. False positives go up if patient without typical symptoms of disease in question. If test results pursued without looking at big picture, doctors & patients can get on a road to nowhere. If no symptoms and very mild/nonspecific findings on advanced testing, risk is low. Check in w/ Dr every 2-3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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