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Lung Tissue Thickening
Lung thickening: Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur with some lung diseases. ...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
Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?
Highly unlikely: It depends on if there is any other trauma with the impact of the rod, but a 2nd degree burn itself should not cause any damage to the lung. A 2nd degree burn by definition is only a partial thickness injury to the skin only, so you should have no worries. ...Read more
I just coughed up a small jelly type sac that looks like some kind of lung tissue and a small bit of blood. Non smoke?
As above: It is better to ask the doctor who has examined him. ...Read more
Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more
? COPD?: Ghee I googled that and could not find anything. You have have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification. ...Read more
Not usually: This is not a usual association.Get a more detailed answer ›
A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it? Pls recommend a tratment.
5y.O. Child with shortness of breath for past 3 mos. X-ray shows hight density lung tissue spots. Dr can't diagnose it! What other exams do you suggest?
See a specialist: You should see a pediatric lung doctor, and if your are seeing one seek another opinion preferably at a university hospital. ...Read more
Is it possible from inhaling a bug over 1 month ago- a lady bug I inhaled - lodging itself via my windpipe into my left lung tissue? Does this happen?
Long gone: Your system will eliminate this quickly. It has been long gone over this period of time. ...Read more
What can I do if my dad has kidney cancer and has started coughing up lung tissue. What can I expect?
Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check
Inhaled concentrated clorox while cleaning. Was dizzy but fine now just burning in throat. How long feeling ok before I rule out lung tissue damage?
Get Checked: Bleach can be caustic and damaging you should see a physician especially if you have symptoms. Get checked. ...Read more
Are all ID's, Toxins, Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?
No, of course not: Modern doctors are good, but they're not THAT good. In reality, there are many potential infections or toxins that have yet to be studied and thus are unknown to modern medicine at this time. ...Read more
On a CT usually: This refers to a finding seen on x-rays, more specifically ct scans of the chest. It can be seen on plain chest x-rays, but is less reliable. It refers to a more prominent appearance of the normally very slight, nearly invisible linear markings near the periphery of your lungs. It can be caused by many things. "fibrosis" or scarring is the most concerning, but by no means the only cause. ...Read more
Pleural change: Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung. ...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
It may be: Just a poorly worded sentence. The thymus gland is not located in the lung, although it is in the thoracic cavity (anterior mediastinum). Residual thymic tissue in the mediastinum is normal at your age. An invasive thymic malignancy could involve the lungs, but otherwise it is impossible to have thymic tissue in the lungs, and even if it was, CT wouldn't be able to tell what it is. ...Read more
It may.: Possibly, depending upon the density.Get a more detailed answer ›
Extra pleural mesoth: Extra pleural mesothelioma is outside of the lung tissue, but affects chest wall movement and compliance, therefore creates restrictive lung disease without really altering the lung tissue itself. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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