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Partially Collapsed Lung Treatment
I had a collapsed lung 3 weeks ago, now again I have the pain in my back that I had before treatment, can it be the lung collapsing again, thank you?
Could be: Are you having trouble breathing, if so you may have a recurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax. Visit your nearest emergency room and enroll in programs to help you quit smoking. As long your you smoke, you will always be at risk for spontaneous pneumothoraces.
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
Collapsed lunghad markers placed in liver 3 weeks ago had collapsed lung, treatment chest tube, could it reoccur?
Unlikely: If due to the test and needles, it is unlikely to recur. Spontaneous pneumo does have a significant spontaneous recurrence rate.See 1 more doctor answer
Can one have small collapsed lung with few symptoms. Could this spontaneous collapse be deadly? Some studies say that progression to tension is rare.
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.
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out.
Completed treatment for rectal cancer. Scans good, last pelvic scan saw scar/atelectasis bottom one lung. Had bad cold when scan was done. What??
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month
I have a partially collapsed lung. I have had two xrays since, no improvement. What will happen if I don't get the tube to help it re-inflate?
Yes: Possibilities include incomplete healing, or recurrent partial collapse, or the onset of arthritis due to the injury. It could also be something completely unrelated; heart diseases could be the cause for example. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider.See 1 more doctor answer
YES: I agree with dr. Siegel. Air travel, skydiving, high altitude travel, scuba diving with an unresolved pneumothorax is dangerous. There are different specifics to each patient. It is important you discuss your pneumothorax with your thoracic surgeon and seek guidance and instructions for safe activities.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe it will: A partially collapsed lung is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself later. If only a very small amount of air leaked into the chest cavity, that air might go away (reabsorbed by the body) without treatment, and the lung will re-inflate.See 1 more doctor answer
SOB: Shortness of breath can occur if you do not have proper lung capacity and you fly at high altitudes without proper pressurization.See 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old has a partially collapsed lung due to infection. I forgot to ask her consultant if she is able to fly. Could anyone advise?
Generally yes: If there is neither fluid nor air, and collapse is purely incomplete inspiration and or atelectasis, generally safe to fly. If we are to understand your question to be "collapse" by fluid and/or atelectasis, generally that is not the same hazard to air travel as a pneumothorax, "collapse" by air.See 1 more doctor answer
Cough for about 30 days, Chest x ray revealed partially collapsed lung (about 20%). Just finished azithromycin. PA at urgent care says I can fly?
Hard to say: The general recommendations is to wait 2 weeks after pneumothorax is stable but when did you get pneumothorax? How along ago was the X-ray?See 1 more doctor answer
Patience: Chest tube drainage/evacuation will often resolve pressure imbalance instantly. 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 of injury. If from trauma, associated chest wall injury (rib fractures, etc...) as well as chest tube site may take weeks to months to heal.See 3 more doctor answers
Tension pneumothorax: You can die from collapsed lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. Eventually, the pressure will collapse your other lung and vessels. Untreated, death will occur. First responders, emt and trauma providers are trained to recognize and release the pressure associated with a collapsed lung, to prevent tension pneumothorax.See 1 more doctor answer
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