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Parenchymal Scarring Lungs
Ct shows parenchymal scarring of both lung apex. Pleurisy/pericarditis this summer but pain never totally went away. Could this scarring cause pain?
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
I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.
There's no medicine: That can remove the scar (fibrosis or plaques?) and surgery is not indicated for this purpose. This lung scar will outlive u so don't worry. Ask ur dr the cause of it — it could from exposure to asbestos, toxic fumes, residual effect of pneumonia, tb, or unknown cause. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Lung. Org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis. Html. ...Read more
Abdominal CT incidentally found:sequela of granulomatous disease, calcified pulmonary granulomata, pleural parenchymal scarring at lung apices. From smoking (recent former smoker) or TB? Never had pneumonia. PCP just said old infection. Worrisome? N
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?
My X-ray results are minimal fibrotic scarring in the right uppuer lung, no parenchymal infiltrates seen, what does it mean? Did I have an illnes?
What is biapical pleural parenchymal scarring? I also have an elevated d-dimer, a spleen cyst (8cm) and an abnormal chest xray. Can provide more bac
Refer to your doctor: Or the doctor who ordered those imaging studies and blood tests, should be explained within a clinical context, cannot give any advice based on such truncated information, you can use HealthTap Prime for virtual consult if you wish to have an advice and / or a discussion of your case, good luck ...Read more
It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more
Don't need to: I'm not sure there would be any medical need to remove apical lung scars. ...Read more
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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?
Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more
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