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Lung Scar Due To Primary Complex
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Can lung scar (granulomas) can removed in the lungs? Is there other option to lessen the scar in the lungs? Medications? Operation?
Probably not: Please see your thoracic surgeon to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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.
Does tuberculosis lung scar disappear completely after treatment? Or it will stay visible in chest xray even for decades? Help please. Thanks
A lung: Scar will generally not disappear. It can remain stable for many years. ...Read more
After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.
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
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 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 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
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
Lung thickening: Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur with some lung diseases. ...Read more
No.: The scar is what's left over after you have healed. Scars can't heal any more. ...Read more
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 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
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
I have the condition spontanious pnemothroax and have had 3 surgeries to scar my lung to the cheat wall. What are the signs if it collapses again?
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
No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more
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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