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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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Hi I have a stabbing pain in my lower right lung does not hurt when breath in i had a viral infection which made my tubes in my lung spasm?

Hi I have a stabbing pain in my lower right lung does not hurt when breath in i had a viral infection which made my tubes in my lung spasm?

Spasm: One localised area of pain could be pneumonia or mu scoloskeletal pain.It is not pleuritic as it does nt hurt on deep breathing, good physical exam and cxr should help. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Visit the emergency department for X-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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Use pain medications as directed
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I think my lung experiences periodic spasms. How can I get this checked?

I think my lung experiences periodic spasms. How can I get this checked?

Airway spasms?: If you mean airway spasms, then pulmonary function tests without and with bronchodilators, especially during one of these episodes of spasms. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind my chest spasms at the height of my lungs?

What is the reason behind my chest spasms at the height of my lungs?

Chest spasms: That's a difficult question to answer in this short space. I would recommend that you speak with your primary care physician or with a physician who specializes in lung disease. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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Would an abdominal or lung CT show back problems? Been having terrible back spasms lately and wondering if it would have picked up a tumor back there

Would an abdominal or lung CT show back problems? Been having terrible back spasms lately and wondering if it would have picked up  a tumor back there

See below: Chances are your symptom is not from a spine tumor. Check with your doctor for treatment. The thoracic spine is included in the chest ct & the lumbar spine is included in abdominal ct. An obvious mass destroying the spine would have been seen on ct. A lesion the spinal cord may not be visible. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping.Lung congestion to?

Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping.Lung congestion to?

See your physician: Say "pain", not "muscle spasm"; you may unintentionally mislead your physician. Any upper abdominal pain with upper back pain radiation is suspicious for pancreatic pain. While it can be a benign gastroduodenitis, you must not miss a more serious diagnosis, like pancreatitis, or a duodenal ulcer penetrating into the head of the pancreas. See your physician. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

See Doctor for Evaluation
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Evaluate Smoking Status
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Ensure Proper Follow Up of Nodule
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Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling !5 , cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov

You : You have two major issues going on and you need to have an immediate medical evaluation. Please call the nearest hospital/doctor referral line, and ask for a neurosurgeon and a pulmonologist. It is very important that you be seen immediately for a complete evaluation. Please be sure that you have your old records faxed immediately to yourself or your new doctors so that your care is not delayed. ...Read more

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