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Lungs After Pneumonia
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
Pneumonia: Absolutely. Not sure if you are referring to pleural effusion (liquid in the space between the tissues surrounding the lungs), or to congestion due to fluid in air spaces in the lung which could be fluid overload during surgery, congestive heart failure, other. If is hospital acquired pneumonia this can be life-threatening, particularly if due to multi-antibiotic resistant microorganisms. ...Read more
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Mild chest pain..crackle in throat.coughing brown phelgm.quit smoking before 2 months.chest xray clear.laryngoscopy clear.
How could xray show clearing of pneumonia 6 days after antibiotics started and then show atelectasis and pleural effusion 6 weeks after?
Depends on clinical: If clearing means completely than atelectasis and pleural effusion would likely mean new process or previous pneumonia was not treated completely.Some types of pneumonia can take 6-8 weeks to entirely clear. A lot depends on symptoms.Radiographic improvement usually lags behind clinical symptoms.I would check with your doctor for further management. ...Read more
No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?
Another or: Presumably you or your loved one are in an ICU at this point. What happens next depends on why the chest tube isn't working. Anotherr chest tube may be placed, the breathing tube may be moved so that only one lung is ventilated and a surgical repair attempted, etc. Your surgeon or your intensivist should tell your their plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Aspiration can occur in seconds.Deoending on the liquid or item aspirated, coughing, pneumonia, or sudden death can occur. Most of us will cough water out. Solid steak, peanuts etc can obstruct an entire airway. Stomach contents, acid, may be in variable volumes and quite irritating to bronchi and lungs and lead to pneumonia and abscesses. ...Read more
Pneumonia: The fluid filling the alveolus, secondary to infection, is quite simply pus/ purulence that develops as white blood cells kill the infectant. A good amount of damage to alveolar cells also occurs due to proteins released from white blood cells designed to recruit more cells to area of infection, creating breaks in cell lining. This causes increased swelling/ fluid leak into air spaces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumothorax, ...: Or collapsed lung, occurs rarely after bronchoscopy. However, if a biopsy was also done, pneumothorax is more likely. If there is difficulty breathing afterwards, or if the degree of lung collapse is significant, then re-expansion of the lung by chest tube placement is indicated. If the pneumothorax is small, and breathing is ok, it might just be watched, expecting spontaneous resolution. ...Read more
I hav, haemophilius influenza bacterial infection in lungs and bronchiectasis, recurrent lung infection with difficulty breathing. I am non smoker. ?
Bronchiectasis: Not sure what you're asking. Bronchiectasis is associated with frequent lung infections and shortness of breath. It can have a genetic relationship and doesn't need to be caused by smoking. Patients with this condition should be followed by a dr. And may need chronic medications. ...Read more
Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless. ?
Mgt: The severity of your pneumonia was significant and can lead to changes of airway structure. One possible diagnosis is bronchiectasis. I would suggest a sputum culture and TB skin test, in addition to a HRCT of your chest to evaluate. A virtual appointment is also available for further details and to review uploaded results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still coughing 2 weeks after sinus infection/bronchitis. Trying to quit smoking. Worried/scared of copd?
Silver linings: Sometimes it takes feeling ill to help people really get serious about quitting. If so, it's doing you a favor. 34 is not too old to have the changes you make be very significant - you should be able to avoid COPD (a good choice!) Worry may not be needed and once it motivates you - send it packing! Two weeks is still w/in normal range for healing, but see your Dr. if it goes on. Get a Star! ...Read more
After recovering from chemical bronchitis will my lungs always be susceptible to coughs and infections?
Not necessarily: It depends on the severity of the exposure, what the exposure was and your underlying lung status. You are right, some people after pulmonary exposures to toxins/chemicals have sensitized/compromised airways but that isn't always the case for everyone. ...Read more
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