Top
20
Doctor insights on: Procedure Chest

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Can the Ravitch procedure be performed on a person at 68 years of age? I have only in the last several years experienced symptoms of chest discomfort,

Can the Ravitch procedure be performed on a person at 68 years of age? I have only in the last several years experienced symptoms of chest discomfort,

Ravitch procedure: Ravitch procedure has been done in older individuals ( 18-53 in one series) and there was post op improvement of symptoms. But at 68 would get a through cardiac work up to ensure the symptoms aren't due cardiac ischemia, sclerotic valves , pulmonary hypertension . F/u/ w/ doc https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1422584/ http://cardiothoracicsurgery.wustl.edu/en/Thoracic/Pectus-Excav ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
I have pigeon chest and would like to know wether a brace is recommended over the nuss procedure. I've started working out and it bothers me ?

I have pigeon chest  and would like to know wether a brace is recommended over the nuss procedure. I've started working out and it bothers me ?

Conservative: Repair of a pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) is almost always a cosmetic procedure. While the nuss procedure is less invasive, it still carries a risk. Try a brace if you think that is the issue. If conservative therspy fails, you should talk to your doctor about all of your options. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Back in March my right lung collapsed, recently I have been feeling pressure in my chest. I am not sure if it's from my procedure or something new?

Back in March my right lung collapsed, recently I have been feeling pressure in my chest. I am not sure if it's from my procedure or something new?

Collapsed lung: If you had a collapsed lung because of a ruptured bleb it may be that you are developing another bleb. Therefore, it is important for you to return to your doctor to find out what the problem is ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
I am going to have the tif procedure any advise before or after surgery? I have been having a lot of burning and chest pain with the gerd..

I am going to have the tif procedure any advise before or after  surgery?
I have been having a lot of burning and chest pain with the gerd..

Follow instructions.: Tif is an excellent anti reflux surgery. Make sure to follow the diet and don't overeat. It's very important to not vomit for the first six weeks after surgery. You should be pleased with your results and most of my patients end up losing 10 -15 pounds, which is an added bonus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
If damaged during spinal tap procedure will/can my body heal itself .symtoms tightness, abdomen and back. pelvic to.chest?

If damaged during spinal tap procedure will/can my body heal itself .symtoms tightness, abdomen and back. pelvic to.chest?

Symptoms not from LP: It's not likely that the symptoms you have are from a spinal tap(Lumbar Puncture).. Serious complications are rare. Patients on anticoagulants can get bleeding and a Spinal Hematoma which can cause weakness or paralysis in the lower extremities. ...Read more

17

17
My husband had a CT neck-chest 4contrast 195.0 on friday 7/27/12. He hasbeen sleeping almost all day since the procedure. Is this normal?

My  husband had a CT neck-chest 4contrast 195.0 on friday 7/27/12. He hasbeen sleeping almost all day since the procedure. Is this normal?

No: Did he sleep poorly the night before? If he was anxious prior to the exam. The release from anxiety might have resulted in fatigue. If it continues you have have him checked out by his physician. ...Read more

18

18
D&c 8 days ago on cycle day 18 barely bled after now period due 2 days chest sore mild spotting can I get my period on time 10 days after procedure?

D&c 8 days ago on cycle day 18 barely bled after now period due 2 days chest sore mild spotting can I get my period on time 10 days after procedure?

Probably not: The endometrium(lining of the womb) was removed at the time of the D & C and has re-started its' growth based upon hormone stimulation. The first period may be delayed for that reason. ...Read more