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Doctor insights on: Lung Scar Due To Primary Complex

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Does every Primary Complex diagnosis cause scars on the lungs? Is this lifetime or any lung scar can clear up?

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

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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Will a cured primary complex from 20 years ago show any lung scarring on X-rays?

Will a cured primary complex from 20 years ago show any lung scarring on X-rays?

Maybe: Some primary TB infections leave scars in the lung that might show up on chest Xray, but not necessarily. Many (most?) people have entirely normal Xrays after primary TB. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lung scar: 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

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What is a lung scar?

What is a lung scar?

Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction. ...Read more

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How to remove my lung scar so I can work?

How to remove my lung scar so I can work?

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

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Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Yes: I don't thing there should be any trouble. Occasionaally, scar coulb be secondary to tb, pt should have PPD checked and if positive pt should get treatment, but ther e is no contraindication for work. ...Read more

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Can a lung scar caused by pulmonary tuberculosis (already treated) ever disappear? It's been 2 years and the scar is still there every xray exam.

Can a lung scar caused by pulmonary tuberculosis (already treated) ever disappear? It's been 2 years and the scar is still there every xray exam.

Tuberculous scar: Tuberculous scars disappearing! A scar is a scar it won't disappear. If anything it may predispose you to lung cancer, and there is nothing that could predict conversion to malignancy. ...Read more

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After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.

After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.

Lung Scars: Tuberculosis infections can certainly cause (calcified scars) or granulomas.
Such scars can also be caused by previous lung infections such as pneumonia, certain fungus in the soil known as histoplasmosis which sometimes causes infection but rarely causes any health problems. After receiving adequate treatment for TB lymphadinitis, a watchful waiting would be advised. ...Read more

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Does old healed pulmonary TB right lung scar cause shortness of breath during sex?

Symptoms: To be the cause of that symptom there would need to be considerable lung damage or extensive adhesions ...Read more

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I m travelling to UK, my Dr asked me to go fr sputum test aftr seen in the scar in xray due to primary complex (childhood) I m healthy and no signof TB?

I m travelling to UK, my Dr asked me to go fr sputum test aftr seen in the scar in xray due to primary complex (childhood) I m healthy and no signof TB?

TB: TB can stay dormant in the lymph glands for years before being activated at a later time. Since TB is endemic in India need to be checked for TB at frequent time with with TB skin test or sputum. If you received BCG vaccine, the best way is to do sputum for TB ...Read more

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I had a primary complex when I was 3 yrs old, I am 28 years old now, my X-Ray report shows the minor scar. I m very health and no sign of TB. Pls guide.

I had a primary complex when I was 3 yrs old, I am 28 years old now, my X-Ray report shows the minor scar. I m very health and no sign of TB. Pls guide.

Normal.: I hope you were treated with AntiTB medicines and now there is a scar- Granuloma seen in the Xray. This is the healed TB; Good thing you do not have any symptoms.
No need for treatment. I am sure your doctor must have guided you the same. ...Read more

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Scared: mild scarring no acute inflammation lower left lobe lung primary says nothing from old infect no infect in 10+yrs smoker25yrs+sob+acidreflux?

Scared: mild scarring no acute inflammation lower left lobe lung primary says nothing from old infect no infect in 10+yrs smoker25yrs+sob+acidreflux?

See pulm specialist: I understand your fears but this will best be managed by seeing a pulmonary specialist who can provide you with more direct answers after an evaluation. Further testing may be warranted and will likely be the best way to put your worst fears to rest. Guessing will only make this worse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lung thickening?

What is the definition or description of: Lung thickening?

Lung thickening: Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur with some lung diseases. ...Read more

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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

Consult: I would consult with a thoracic surgeon. Scars in the lungs can occur after a previous infection. As long as they remain stable in size, usually they are left alone. You doctor may request you to get additional imaging in the future to follow this lesion. ...Read more

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Doctor said I had a little scar tissue on my lungs can I feel anything from that?

Usually not: Most people that have scarring from infection or injury do not have any symptoms. If you start to have pain fever or cough you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had TB 6 years ago, and made a scar on my right upper lung. Is there a possibility that it will be rem0ved?

I had TB 6 years ago, and made a scar on my right upper lung. Is there a possibility that it will be rem0ved?

No: The right upper lobe does not participate much in overall function of the lung. A scar in this area is usually well tolerated and doesn't cause any symptoms. Sometimes though a fungal infection can occur in the location of a prior TB scar. ...Read more

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I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.

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

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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

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What does scarred lungs look like?

What does scarred lungs look like?

There are: Many forms of scarring of the lungs depending on its location, extent and cause. One example is on the Chest xray seen here where there is a large scar on the right upper lung. ...Read more

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Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Multiple causes: Causes include chronic lung infections, certain arthritis like lupus/rheumatoid arthritis/scleroderma etc /certain medications and idiopathic (unknown) cause. ...Read more

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

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

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Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

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

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Lung Thickening (Definition)

Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur ...Read more