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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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Slight whistling at the end of exhalation that is barely audible. Lungs sound clear. Suffer from post nasal drip. Could it be from PND?

Slight whistling at the end of exhalation that is barely audible. Lungs sound clear. Suffer from post nasal drip. Could it be from PND?

One airway: The nose and bronchial tube can be thought of one airway, Nasal congestion with post nasal drip is often associated with bronchial inflammation (possible wheezing) Need to check out upper and lower airway to determine cause,
jeff Lehr md ...Read more

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I have been wheezing, short of breathe and a peak flow of 200 I'm 43 years old and my dr said my lungs sound clear what could be causing this?

I have been wheezing, short of breathe and a peak flow of 200 I'm 43 years old and my dr said my lungs sound clear what could be causing this?

Some lung issue: Possible reactive airway disease, variant asthma, or some pulmonary issue, causing inflammation or mucus production that is affecting the tubes in your lungs, thus causing a wheeze (the sound made of air flowing through a constricted (usually clogged/inflamed) bronchial tube. The wheeze may come and go, and the dr. May of listened when it was absent. If this persists, get another eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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4er visits, 1cxr which was clear, lungs sound clear, 9 pack history, 25yrs old, coughed up small amount of blood, size of the white on my fingernail, lc??

4er visits, 1cxr which was clear, lungs sound clear, 9 pack history, 25yrs old, coughed up small amount of blood, size of the white on my fingernail, lc??

Depends: Bloody cough with smoking history can be due to bronchitis, dancer, blood clots. I would suggest a ct scan by your doctor if one has not been done. The nails need to be seen in person to give the best answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a 25 yr old has a smoking history of 8 pack years, went to the e.r. 3xs, lung sound clear, no cxr, what is likelihood of lung cancer?

If a 25 yr old has a smoking history of 8 pack years, went to the e.r. 3xs, lung sound clear, no cxr, what is likelihood of lung cancer?

Very low: The risk at this stage is very low. If you have not quit smoking, do it now while you are ahead. Do not get into e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco. Stay away from tobacco in any form and do not take more than one drink in a day. ...Read more

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Likelihood of25yrold to have lc?? quit smoking 2mnths ago, coughed blood less that a quarter tsp, clear xray, lung sound clear. 9 yr history

Likelihood of25yrold to have lc?? quit smoking 2mnths ago, coughed blood less that a quarter tsp, clear xray, lung sound clear. 9 yr history

Pretty low.: Minor smoking history and relatively young age argues against lung cancer as a cause. Lots of other reasons to have coughed up blood. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sounds of breathing: Enlarged uvula or flaccid membranes, or enlarged lingual tonsil are possibilities. Get rid of throat flab using oropharyngeal exercises. See www. Grossaninstitntue. Com ...Read more

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I have whistling when exhaling. Doctor said lungs sound clear and the whistling is heard over the neck. X rays, laryngoscopy, PFT all normal. Causes?

I have whistling when exhaling. Doctor said lungs sound clear and the whistling is heard over the neck. X rays, laryngoscopy, PFT all normal. Causes?

Throat tightening: First one needs to find out if you are tightening up your throat when you are breathing out and thus the whistle. When this happens next time, relax your lower jaw to see if the whistling disappears. Although the PFT was normal, was it obtained at the time you had the whistling? If not, then asthma must be considered as well given that asthma is often an intermittent disorder. ...Read more

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Infant had water pour out her nose while pushing to defecate. Np says lungs sound clear but I am still concerned. She's been extremely tired and moody?

Infant had water pour out her nose while pushing to defecate. Np says lungs sound clear but I am still concerned. She's been extremely tired and moody?

COLD: She had a seasonal cold. Usually there is runny nose, low grade fever, poor appetite and tiredness for few days. As long as lungs are clear, no high fever, just suck nasal drainage with bulb syringe. If worsening, get another exam. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause wheezing? Peak flow 600. Albuterol doesn't seem to make it go away, just reduces the volume a little. X rays okay. Lungs sound clear.

Can reflux cause wheezing? Peak flow 600. Albuterol doesn't seem to make it go away, just reduces the volume a little. X rays okay. Lungs sound clear.

Reflux & wheeze.: With GERD, especially with LPR, the refluxate can ascend from the esophagus into the pharynx, and then down into the airway causing inflammation and, eventually, a wheeze. It is possible, and we tend to see this in situations where optimal treatment for asthma is still not helping the breathing or wheezing. Anti-reflux medications would tend to help. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry

Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry

Non-specific: Fleeting chest pains are not specific for lung cancer. It could be caused by a host of other benign reasons like muscle pain, rib pain from strain or inflammation. Pneumonia or pleurisy can also cause it. If you are worried about lung cancer and you are a smoker, check with your doctor about a screening CAT scan of the chest. If it is negative, time to stop smoking! ...Read more

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Had 2 viral infections back to back still have second. Lungs sound clear but short of breath worse when laying down. Scared it's myocarditis?

Had 2 viral infections back to back still have second. Lungs sound clear but short of breath worse when laying down. Scared it's myocarditis?

Get it checked out: If short of breath, then best to get it checked out by a primary care physician or cardiologist. Still far and away the greater likelihood is that the infection has given you temporary respiratory impairment. But a health care professional can assist you in determining whether or not you have developed a bacterial superinfection worthy of antibiotics, or if you need an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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25 years old, quit smoking for 1 mnth, sob, intermittent chest pain that moves, doctors say lungs sound clear, no, cxr lung cancer??

25 years old, quit smoking for 1 mnth, sob, intermittent chest pain that moves, doctors say lungs sound clear, no, cxr lung cancer??

Not cancer: Congratulations on your smoking cessation. Lung cancer doesn't present this way. The pain is almost certainly chest wall pain, but if you are really short of breath as well (and it's not just from discomfort), you need a competent fitness evaluation and perhaps spirometry in addition to your CXR and exam. Adult-onset asthma might be the explanation; it's manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old, jist quit smoking went to ER three times doctor said my lungs sound clear. Interimitent sob, lung cancer???

I am 25 years old, jist quit smoking went to ER three times doctor said my lungs sound clear. Interimitent sob, lung cancer???

Unlikely: Too young to develop Lung Ca (age 25). Likely bronchial infection. Good you have given up smoking - Lowers your risk of heart disease and lung cancer. ...Read more

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Worsening dry cough after viral illness. Short of breathe. Fast heart rate. Dr says lungs sound clear could still be pnemonia? Temp steady at 37.4

Worsening dry cough after viral illness. Short of breathe. Fast heart rate. Dr says lungs sound clear could still be pnemonia? Temp steady at 37.4

PFT work up: It is common to have a cough after most of the other symptoms of a viral illness have resolved. The shortness of breath though should not occur in association with the cough. This may represent bronchospasm or another cause. I would advise a pulmonary function test. If your lungs are clear and you are not febrile, pneumonia is less likely. ...Read more

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Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Anxiety, GERD: Commend yourself for “Chest x rays okay, PFT good., Lungs sound clear”
Globus is a feeling, as if you have a lump in your throat but there is no physical swallowing problem.
It is due to or stress causing Anxiety, and may be associated with Acid Reflux from the stomach.
whistling with exhalation is likely is due to mucus in Bronchi.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress, Relaxation ...Read more

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25yr old, 9yr smoke hst, quit2mnth ago, clear xray, lungs sound clear, coighed up. Decent sized streak of. Blood with tar, clsar throat con, lung cancer??

25yr old, 9yr smoke hst, quit2mnth ago, clear xray, lungs sound clear, coighed up. Decent sized streak of. Blood with tar, clsar throat con, lung cancer??

Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting! You are likely coughing up the accumulated tar and smoke residue. Should clear up soon if does not see your doctor. ...Read more

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