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Partial Lung Collapse
Can a pneumothorax be caused by a deep tissue massage? I went to the ER the day after my massage, the xray discovered the partial lung collapse.
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
Patience: The hole in the lung from trauma or spontaneous collapse can potentially seal in just a few days (like a scab). The lung tissue takes longer to fully heal, depending on type and extent of initial injury. If from trauma, associated chest wall injury (rib fractures, etc...) as well as chest tube site may take weeks to months to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ill advised: Risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax include: smoking (including marijuana). Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important. Smokers have increased numbers of inflammatory cells. Studies in patients show degree of inflammation correlates with the extent of emphysematouslike changes (elcs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repeat lung collapse: Yes, people have had this happen more than once. It is more likely to happen again if a person is tall and thin, the body type that is risky for this, or if they smoke, or if they have already had it happen twice. Here's a link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001151/. ...Read more
4-6wk: Usually, around 4-6wks. Depending cause of "collapsed lung" (pneumothorax). Spontaneous pneumothorax first recurrence rates depending on type ranges 20-40+%. Depending activity/lifestyle and cause (if one found), you may require surgical intervention / vats pleurodesis to prevent/decrease risk of further recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention: Need cat scan thorax to assess number, size and location of blebs or bullae.Blebectomy, abrassive/talc pleurodesis most consistent succesfull method forprevention of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax. Avoid smoking, coughing, diving, skydiving, football tackle, straining, sneezing, rollercoaster rides to include some. ...Read more
CT is higher: The risk from a ct guided lung biopsy is approximately 25%. Underlying emphysema would make a collapsed lung more likely. Biopsy of a mass resting against the chest wall would be less likely to cause collapse. I am not sure about the discrepancy between the two answers. I do ct guided lung biopsies all the time, and have the same collapse rates as other docs in my group. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Confused: ... Yet if understood well u had/have a collapsed rt lung ( was it chest trauma or spontaneous?). Just the collapsed lung can certainly cause chest wall ( rib) pain and also tachycardia. As to high blood pressure at age 17 of yours does not fit the picture . Unfortunately the details you gave are insufficient not to speak that I have not examined you, i hope the collapsed ling was treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumothorax: Generally excellent recovery saw your other question too depends on findings, and interventions like chest tube, or vats smoker emphysema age othe pulmonary diseases family be careful for a month or so. Surgeon will get x-ray to be sure you are expanded and no problem. Start like a novice and work back to full, program. Pain-stop fatigue-rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am terrified of having another lung collapse, i had 3 lung collapses over the course of a month and then a thoracotomy , is it possible to go away?
Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem does not usually affect the other side. This is why bison were easy to hunt. If you hit one side of the chest, both lungs could collapse. The picture shows human anatomy, wish i could also post a bison picture as they are majestic creatures. ...Read more
Yes: A significant blow to the thorax can produce a pneumothorax without broken ribs. The lung may have a "blow-out", instead of the ribs actually injuring the lung tissue. It may happen with very little trauma if the lung tissue is weak such as in people with COPD or smokers. It can even happen spontaneously sometimes. ...Read more
Diving AND Pneumotho: For each 10 m. you dive the body pressure increases by one atmosphere. In apnea people has reached 70 m. therefore to huge pressures. Constantly equilibrium of the pharynx, middle ear and lungs is required, by doing valsalva maneuvers. On the way up do the opposite. This is for superhumans. If you have a pneumothorax you cannot dive. Have a pulmonologist to assess the lungs, MRI for blebs. 100% cured. If you have cysts, you should not diveand mu ...Read more
What is the risk of a minimal lung base collapse becoming a full lung collapse?
Rt lung base minimal collapse
tachycardic at times
Concerned: Am concerned with 17 year old, "lung collapse", hypertension, tachycardia and arm pain. This needs very careful assessment. If the "collapse" you speak of is a pneumothorax, it would not be described as "asymptomatic". Thus would need further evaluation and potential intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer