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Pain After Lung Biopsy
Injury to rib nerve: Each rib has a nerve that runs along the rib in a groove under the bone. This nerve can be cut if not separated from the rib before the rib is removed. Even when separated, the nerve can be stretched or damaged causing pain. The pain can be improved with an injection or with more sophisticated stimulation techniques of the spinal cord or over the root itself. ...Read more
Lung biopsy is a procedure to obtain a piece of lung tissue for analysis. This can potentially be done in several ways. 1. Radiologist can perform a needle biopsy (trans-thoracic) 2. Surgeon or pulmonologist can perform biopsy during bronchoscopy (trans-bronchial biopsy) 3. Thoracic surgeon can perform a surgical biopsy. If surgical biopsy is performed, generally standard ...Read more
Having pain after gall bladder surgery, sharp pain in upper abdomen when i take a deep breath, had ct, hida scan & chest xray done, can't find anything?
Be patient : If it is early post surgery, that kind of pain can be due to some fluid or a small amount of blood in the surgical area. If so this will clear up. The tests you had should eliminate the more serious post operative problems, such as pulmonary embolism , bile leak or bike duct injury. As always, if the pain persists, go see your surgeon again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be good: Without complete details, difficult to tell. Having lung cancer is bad. Having lung cancer that is amenable to surgical removal is a far better situation. If following evaluation and bronchoscopy your team feels you are a surgical candidate for removal, it is good. Best survival in lung cancer is lung cancer that can be surgically removed (resectable cancer). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.
Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). This medicine could be used to treat other conditions that you have and these other conditions could be causing these changes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain for 10mths only after bone marrow biopsy at the site cancer doc said xray fine orthopedic said sciatica pinched nerve is this normal?
No: No, it would not be normal to have pain 10 months after a bone biopsy from the procedure itself. So possibilities include: the area that was biopsied is abnormal and causing pain, for example if the biopsy was done on a lesion that is still there; or you had a complication, or there is something else causing the pain (like when the doctor suggested it may be coming from a nerve in the back). ...Read more
Diagnosis is leiomayosarcoma- uterine radical hysterical performed. cts 3mos later growths on lung and kidney obstruction am i metastic?
Had surgery for colon cancer no chemo, after 4 months CT scan showed spot on liver. Could it be cancer?
Possible: Depending on what stage your colon cancer was originally the risk of developing disease in the liver or elsewhere is variable. Colon cancer, when it spreads through the blood, does commonly go to the liver, however if only a small area and a single or small couple of lesions it can still be cured. Additional tests may help to further characterize this to help u decide if u need to treat it ornot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would lung cancer or breast cancer cause upper back pain? I have had CT chest ok/ MRI throactic no contrast ok. Missed cancer?
Gen anaesthetic in Aug14 for knee op.Woke up with lung sharp pain on breathing lasted 2 weeks. Still suffering fatigue. Clear pet Oct16. Lung cancer?
Atelectasis: Gen Anesthesia w/ breathing tube and controlled ventilation can cause the normal lung to be under inflated during surgery. Once you are awake and breathing spontaneously the lungs re inflate to normal capacity. This can cause some pain esp if you are a smoker, Asthmatic, Obese, Obstructive sleep apnea, not physically fit. If pain and fatigue cont. see your PCP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
33 y/m.6 months ago i have chest X-ray and CT scan thorax,both normal.recently 15-18 days have shoulder,neck,muscle and mild chest pain. lung cancer?
If I was having possible signs of lung cancer pain in chest cough a ct scan would probably detect the tumor?
It should per...: Mayo Clinic: "A CT scan can reveal small lesions in your lungs that might not be detected on an X-ray. If you have a cough and are producing sputum, looking at the sputum under the microscope can sometimes reveal the presence of lung cancer cells." Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20025531 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a CT guided spine biopsy of L3 result in scar tissue? Had biopsy 3 weeks ago had a burning pain in my right anterior thigh one day later. Serious?
Yes, but consider...: Yes, a ct biopsy can result in scar. However, the L3 nerve root supplies sensation to the anterior thigh. Most likely there is swelling around or irritation of this nerve root which could be expected after this procedure. If it doesn't resolve within a couple weeks, see your md. ...Read more
Oncologist referred me after complaining of pain from bone marrow biopsy10mths ago no cancer orthopedic said pinched nerve prescribed medrol (methylprednisolone) how is it?
Ask the Dr: You need to ask the Dr who prescribed what they expect this to do and how you can help it work best. It's only pain relief, so ask if they think the problem will be chronic and need long-term management. Feel free to ask lots of ?s. Also, feel free to contact the Dr who did the biopsy for thoughts. It's good you had no cancer, but you need some help for this. ...Read more
Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.
Chance of developing colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy removal 5mm polyp removed. Having ct scan with and without contrast for left quad pain
See below: If the colonoscopy was done properly, you are very unlikely to have colon cancer 20 months after the procedure. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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