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What is and how would a procedure called chest tube drainage be handled?

What is and how would a procedure called chest tube drainage be handled?

Same as its name : It is a tube inserted into chest cavity around the lung to drain air or fluid/blood/pus. After it is inserted the amount of fluid removed daily along with type of fluid plus almost daily chest x-ray will tell your doctor when it is ready to come out . In case of air leakage they will wait for air to stop before pulling it out as long as your x ray looks good. ...Read more

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What's the best procedure for chest keloidal scars? My scars on my upper chest are 1 1/2 years now and were due to cauterization. How much cost will it take to have it treated/removed? What are the risks involved?

What's the best procedure for chest keloidal scars? My scars on my upper chest are 1 1/2 years now and were due to cauterization.  How much cost will it take to have it treated/removed?  What are the risks involved?

Very : Very difficult to treat. I have found frequent injections with intralesional steroid combined with laser and silicon sheeting to help but this requires patience. Read more about other treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there any procedure to grow chest hair ?? any home remedy ? please suggest me .My age is now 25+

Is there any procedure to grow chest hair ?? any home remedy ? please suggest me .My age is now  25+

There really isn't: Topical minoxidil isn't very effective; it's pricey and you'd need to use it for life. About 5% of US guys are completely smooth, and also have thin beards and don't go bald. Many women say they prefer this, and many "hunks" shave there. Paul Newman, the first "ripped" actor, had zero chest. Your physical fitness, which is completely under your control, overrides where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy be performed if you are on antibiotics or have a cough? (being intubated for procedure).No fever & chest xray was clear.

Can a colonoscopy  be performed if you are on antibiotics or have a cough? (being intubated for procedure).No fever & chest xray was clear.

Yes: If you have no fever, a normal chest x-ray and no wheezing, chances are you'll be fine.However, if you aren't feeling well, you may want to put it off. Why do you need to be intubated? Most colonoscopies are done with some form of twilight anesthesia. It is unusual to require an intubation. Knowing why may lead me to a different conclusion than the one above. ...Read more

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What would be the acceptable size range of pectus bar for a nuss procedure on an adult? Specifically my chest is 48cm from left-right midaxillary.

What would be the acceptable size range of pectus bar for a nuss procedure on an adult? Specifically my chest is 48cm from left-right midaxillary.

Fit: Job of Surgeon: Nuss bars come in multiple sizes & in all cases are hand fit/bent/curved to fit the chest through & around which 1, 2 or rarely 3 are applied to & then sutured into position. The bars do not straighten the chest wall per se. Like an angioplasty stent, the purpose of nuss bars is simply to hold the chest wall in a better position, after excavatum shape has been broken, during healing & growth. ...Read more

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Which procedure is it called when you make an incision on the upper chest?

Which procedure is it called when you make an incision on the upper chest?

Depends on depth: When an incision is made into the skin, it is simply an incision meaning the skin was incised or cut. Entry into the chest cavity, (also called the thorax) is called a thoracotomy. "otomy" is the latin term for creating an opening into a body cavity. ...Read more

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Hello. I am having a fna perform on wed to check on my nodes in my chest. Should i be worried about the procedure? Is it safe? Thank you.

Hello. I am having a fna perform on wed to check on my nodes in my chest. Should i be worried about the procedure?  Is it safe? Thank you.

Generally safe: Fine needle aspirations are generally safe. They involve one or more passes of a needle through an area that is to be sampled. I assume that this is in the lung fields are not on the chest wall. One potential complication is called a pneumothorax where air can get introduced into the space between the long and the chest wall. ...Read more

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I'm 35, had mustard procedure when I was 11 months old. I'm not on any meds. What symptoms should I be concerned about other than chest pain.?

I'm 35, had mustard procedure when I was 11 months old. I'm not on any meds. What symptoms should I be concerned about other than chest pain.?

A few things...: After a mustard procedure there are three main issues: tiring out of the chamber that pumps to the body (right ventricle), leaking of the valve leading into the rv, and abnormal heart rhythms. Shortness of breath, chronic cough, ankle swelling, palpitations (abnormal heart rhythms) and fainting are common symptoms. The most important measure is to see your cardiologist regularly for check-ups. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a little short of breath, and have minor chest and back pains after having a thoracotomy procedure done like almost two weeks ago?

Pretty common. : Minor issues like you mention are expected after the trauma of surgery. If things get worse, or stop gradually improving, see your doctor. ...Read more