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Had a persistent cough for a few months and constant pain deep in my chest. I had thickening of the bronchial wall 2 years ago. Awaiting x ray results?

Had a persistent cough for a few months and constant pain deep in my chest. I had thickening of the bronchial wall 2 years ago. Awaiting x ray results?

Cough: Cough is a frequent and common complaint for many people. Certainly, a chronic cough will cause a lot of muscle and chest wall pain. You didn't ask a specific question, but certainly your x-ray will be important to see if there are any findings. It may help direct your treatment, but you may need further assistance with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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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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Chest XRay results "Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe" Should I be worried? What does this mean?

Chest XRay results "Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe" Should I be worried? What does this mean?

Compare to clinical: Non specific description of density in lungs which can be seen with pneumonia or volume loss. Findings on xray always must be correlated with clinical findings in patient. Findings are usually not specific. ...Read more

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Please interpret "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" from chest X-ray.?

Please interpret "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" from chest X-ray.?

Non specific: Non specific descriiption representing pneumonia or volume loss in lungs. Some times aspiration can result in consolidation as well. Most cancers, not all, are usually nodular in configuration.. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if lung/bronchial issues from activity?

What do you suggest if lung/bronchial issues from activity?

ExerciseInducedAsthm: Strenuous Activity/rphysical exertion can induce symptoms of Bronchial Asthma in some patients.
People during exercise tend to breathe through their mouth they inhale colder air compared to normal breathing, in which air we breathe in is first warmed& moistened by nasal passages
In this condition the muscle bands around the airways are sensitive to change in temp and humidity and cause bronchospasm ...Read more

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I get lung/bronchial issues from activity. What could be wrong?

I get lung/bronchial issues from activity. What could be wrong?

Consult your Doctor: Your question is not very clear. As I understand you may be getting short of breath or wheezing when you do ant activity
You may have exercise induced Bronchial Asthma
But there are other possibilities with problems with lungs, copd or a heart problem
I recommend that you consult your doctor about your concern and get evaluated to find the cause and appropriate treatm ...Read more

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I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more

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How advanced does lung/bronchial cancer have to be for it to be untreatable?

How advanced does lung/bronchial cancer have to be for it to be untreatable?

Stage-4/refractory: Lung cancer is a bad cancer, yet it is treatable even when it is advanced to stage -4. But most such patient live only 12-18 months after which it is rarely treatable because we run out of treatment options like chemotherapy after 2 or 3 tries with different drugs. Experimental treatments may still be an option but you have to go to major cancer center for that exercise. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how advanced does lung/bronchial cancer have to be?

Can you guys tell me how advanced does lung/bronchial cancer have to be?

Clarify?: Having cancer is like "being a little bit pregnant." sooner or later, it will either get treated effectively or it will kill you. Period, no exceptions. Lung cancers get less curable as they get larger / spread. Any concern about a lung cancer is time for a physician's office visit. ...Read more

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Wheezing especially at night. I can feel it deep in the lungs. Had advair in the past. Could this be restrictive bronchial tubes?

Wheezing especially at night. I can feel it deep in the lungs. Had advair in the past. Could this be restrictive bronchial tubes?

Breathing issues: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory process in the lungs with classic symptoms of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. See your doctor for testing since wheeze can also be due to other factors. ...Read more

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Where do the bronchial pulmonary blood vessels and nerves enter the lungs?

Where do the bronchial pulmonary blood vessels and nerves enter the lungs?

Pulmonary vessels: Can't show good pictures here. Suggest wikipedia. In short vessels come off pulmonary artery, nerves in hilum. ...Read more

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When small had bronchitis and spot on lung. Smoked for 35 years up 5 years ago. Had a spyrometry test came back abnormal waiting to see doctor. Could I have worsened my bronchial condition over

When small had bronchitis and spot on lung. Smoked for 35 years up 5 years ago. Had a spyrometry test came back abnormal waiting to see doctor. Could I have worsened my bronchial condition over

Yes: 35 years of smoking can definitely worsen your bronchial condition. Also, if you had bronchitis as a child, you may be predisposed to asthma and similar problems. The best thing you did is stop smoking. Just see what the doctor has to say. ...Read more

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Difference between bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema in terms of lung?

Difference between bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema in terms of lung?

Difference...: Asthma is characterized by recurrent, reversible airway obstruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both forms of COPD and are characterized by irreversible airway obstruction usually caused by smoking. Now, COPD patients can also have a reversible airway obstruction component and asthmatics can develop an irreversible component over time so there is overlap in this definition. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more

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Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?

Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?

See below: I'm not sure how your procedure was done, but nodules can be very difficult to biopsy, depending on size and if any type of imaging guidance is used. So in your case, the biopsy may have only gotten normal lung tissue and the nodule itself wasn't biopsied. The washing gets a large area - normal tissue and where the nodules are. It is sent for cytology. the Biopsy would be for histology. ...Read more

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3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?

3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?

X-Ray finding: You are looking at shadows. You have to look at a follow film in 6 month time to see if there has been any change in film. In the meantime, sit tight. ...Read more

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Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?

Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?

Viral illness: Hydrate yourself well. Treat the symptoms with OTC medications. Rest, take a lot of vitamin C and Zinc, hydrate more. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to treat body ache, headache, or low grade fever. Not better or start having chills or high fever see your PCP or go to urgent care ...Read more

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Every time I garden (weed) my bronchial tubes seem to close up and I really have chest paints. Any suggestions?

Every time I garden (weed) my bronchial tubes seem to close up and I really have chest paints. Any suggestions?

Talk to your PCP: Your problems could be caused by allergens or from cardiac origin. Talk to your primary care physician to evaluate the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bronchial chest infection for a two year old?

How do you treat a bronchial chest infection for a two year old?

Depends on situation: Many are viral in origin & will self heal with proper rest /fluids & nutrition. An exam would pick up the more worrisome causes that require additional treatment. ...Read more

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What does a high bronchial savage cell count mean? Hubbys was 6352.Does that mean cancer? Had bronchial test due to swollen lymphs both sides of chest

What does a high bronchial savage cell count mean? Hubbys was 6352.Does that mean cancer? Had bronchial test due to swollen lymphs both sides of chest

Mgt: An inbox consultation may be useful, since you can upload all the results for review. Based on your description, cytology results of the bronchial alveolar lavage or BAL will help to determine whether a biopsy is indicated. If there are malignant cells in the lavage or a worrisome type of cell, further testing is recommended. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of symptom of chest tightness as I am suffering from bronchial asthama?

How can I get rid of symptom of chest tightness as I am suffering from bronchial asthama?

Several options: If you have access to medical care, then it's best consulyour doc for eval/treatment, likely an albuterol inhaler, a steroid inhaler by itself or in combo with a longer-acting albuterol-type, or even oral steroid, and possibly some cough syrup. Likely cause is viral and should resolve, but the coughing/spasm may persist. Otc Primatene Mist for a few days is also reasonable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having a bronchial infection, & I am having inderal (propranolol) 20 mg per day, should I stop it of I am having a chest cold?

I am having a bronchial infection, & I am having inderal (propranolol) 20 mg per day, should I stop it of I am having a chest cold?

Don't stop: It's never a good idea to stop any prescribed medication without talking to your doctor first. Inderal (propranolol) should not affect a cold. If you stop it, your blood pressure may increase significantly and could cause other problems. ...Read more

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How should I treat bronchial flu. I have a tight sore chest, fever now and then, feel awful at times and better at times. I took an antibiotic.?

How should I treat bronchial flu. I have a tight sore chest, fever now and then, feel awful at times and better at times. I took an antibiotic.?

Influenza: Influenza is a viral infection so treatment does not include antibiotics unless you develop a bacterial complication. Even if you have bronchitis, it is viral and still part of the flu.
Treatment is lots of fluids to treat couh and prevent dehydration from fevers, rest, & fever reducers. ...Read more

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Ct scan. Minimal air trappin at lung bases. Mild pectus enteric assessment. Bladder wall thickening. L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4. plz Explaination drs.

Ct scan. Minimal air trappin at lung bases. Mild pectus enteric assessment. Bladder wall thickening. L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4. plz Explaination drs.

Nothing acute: Air trapping indicates something like asthma or COPD. Pectus implies a curve in sternum or breast bone. Bladder wall thickness may be due to partially distended. Small ovarian cyst normal for women your age. Enteric assessment evaluate stomach. Should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and a little chest tightness, when I get stressed it gets worse, a little hard to breath. I've had bronchitis and bronchio-spasms. Mucus tastes bad when I cough, and it's green.

I have a dry cough and a little chest tightness, when I get stressed it gets worse, a little hard to breath. I've had bronchitis and bronchio-spasms. Mucus tastes bad when I cough, and it's green.

See your doctor 4 tx: Green mucous tastes bad, and indicates you have either a secondary infection, or sinuses that are not clearing, and a possible upper respiratory infection that needs to be attended to by your pcp. S/he can listen to your lungs, and check your head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat to get a better idea what's going on, and to recommend treatment. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respiratory tract infection history is relevant in this information. Depending on your age and past medical history pulmonary embolism could also be another thing to think about. Likely its ok but would need more details to give you a reassuring answer ...Read more