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My lung feels really heavy for some reason. Is this normal? Will it go away?

My lung feels really heavy for some reason. Is this normal? Will it go away?

Not normal: The sensation is not normal. More details are needed to determine its onset, triggers, contributing and relieving factors, background medical history. X-rays and lung function testing are also needed. Only then can you determine the chances that it will go away. ...Read more

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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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Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Exercise: It appears that all of your cardiac tests are normal, and that is very good. I do not see that you listed any lung evaluations, such as pulmonary function tests. This is a suggestion if you continue to have air hunger, as PFT can diagnose asthma or other lung conditions. This may be a matter of being out of shape because of your being overweight. See your doctor for an individualized exercise RX ...Read more

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Ct chest no contrast says hyperinflation. Dr says CT was normal & long torso is the reason lungs look big. Would air trapping & bullous show up in ct?

Ct chest no contrast says hyperinflation. Dr says CT was normal & long torso is the reason lungs look big. Would air trapping & bullous show up in ct?

Yes: Air trapping and bullae can be seen on the ct scan. Pfts can also detect air trapping with the special test where they place you in a box and make you breathe through the mouth piece. ...Read more

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Oxygen saturation drops to 83 to 87 when my new born baby sleeps. Lungs X-Ray and eco screening has shown normal study. What would be the reason.

Oxygen saturation drops to 83 to 87 when my new born baby sleeps. Lungs X-Ray and eco screening has shown normal study. What would be the reason.

Birth History?: Are you testing your baby's oxygen level at home? How many days old is the baby? Was the birth vaginal? Were there any complications? What was the birth weight? How is the baby feeding? How frequent are his stools? Does he show signs of respiratory distress? Does he have a heart murmur? The answer to your question definitely depends on all of the above answers! ...Read more

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Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?

Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?

Not likely: Elevated lipase does not suggest lung cancer.If amylase is normal and all the tests you describe are normal.What that means is you do not have gall bladder disease, pancreatitis .If lipase is elevated sometimes only i will not worry follow up with your doctor/gi specialist. ...Read more

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30 yrs age. Shortness of breath for long time. Dizziness in morning only today.Ecg normal.Lung test nrmal. Doctor not found any reason. What can it b?

30 yrs age. Shortness of breath for long time. Dizziness in morning only today.Ecg normal.Lung test nrmal. Doctor not found any reason. What can it b?

Several reasons: Normal ecg/lung function tests are good for screening, if u still have shortness of breath, more tests can be performed as stress tests / challenge tests, u have a thyroid problem as well, hypothyroidism can lead 2 overweight, decreased activity and easy fatigue which can be interpreted as shortness of breath, also anemia, low blood pressure, etc further evaluation is needed if condition persists. ...Read more

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Idk why but around home I always have stupid weird outbursts. For no reason I'll feel the need to yell at the top of my lungs. It causes tons of anx!

Idk why but around home I always have stupid weird outbursts. For no reason I'll feel the need to yell at the top of my lungs. It causes tons of anx!

Well....: It is clear that the medications and therapy you are receiving are not working. It might be time to seriously consider other medications.... I would reconsider the combo of Lexapro (escitalopram) and Lamictal to be changed to something else ...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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For what reason is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

For what reason is it when running in the cold my lungs hurt and i feel congested & a headache in frontal lobes?

Exercise asthma?: There is a condition called exercise induced asthma. It affects people only when they exercise. It is not uncommon in high level athletes (especially those in winter sports). Though this may not be your problem, I would recommend you get checked by a physician to rule this out. Good Luck ...Read more