Doctor insights on:
Pulmonary Conditions List
Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?
SOB: Saturation when oxygen is above 60 torr can range from 90-100%. Pe can be large or small. Air hunger can be when there is real causes as in pneumonia, asthma, pe or even when a lung is constricted and can't inflate fully and lacks the feeling of satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, CHF or even simple cold with congestion can do it. It is best to talk to your doctor, he/she knows you better than us. ...Read more
What all can a chest CT with contrast show? (Please list cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, etc. causes).
Long list: It such a long list, it's not enough space for it. By group it can be presented as: 1. Airway obstruction diseases 2. Disorders of the chest wall & diaphragm 3. Cardiac disorders 4. Neurological disorders 5. Musculoskeletal disorders 6 malformation of the mediastinum & lung tissue 7. Air leak syndroms 8. Lung tissue disorders and lung vessels 9. Miscelaneous (anemia, iem, electrolytes abn, drugs). ...Read more
See below: Asthma, copd, lung cancer, abnormal chest x-rays and ct scans, infections including bronchitis, pneumonia, TB and many others, pulmonary embolism, hemoptysis (coughing out blood), sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, occupational lung disease, generalized cough and shortness of breath, to name a few. A lot of us also specialize in critical care medicine and take care of patients in the icu. ...Read more
Newly diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis in 70 year old female with no other medical conditions. What should I do?
I read that petroleum based ointments should not be used for dry nose conditions because the petroleum vapors have a negative effect on lungs.True?Thk
Partially correct: It is rare but exposure to petroleum based ointments applied to the inside of the nose can cause injury to the lungs. If seen, typically from chronic exposure and due to aspiration of the jelly into the lungs. There are products available over the counter that are water based and would recommend changing to one of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain around my ribs and stiff back. Dr checked blood work for heart conditions, everything came back normal. Also checked my lungs and good health.
Is standard Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe with my current health conditions and medications (specifically the anti-arrhythmic). I Have mucous in lungs from virus.
What is the most accurate way to check for pulmonary emobolism, fluid build up around heart & other chest conditions.Mri, regular xray, ultrasound, etc?
Shortness of breath, fatigue & dizziness for a year. My doctor accidentally discovered an enlarged pulmonary artery. What conditions would cause this?
What respiratory conditions will affect PULMONARY HYPERTENSION? I suffer chronic sinusitis with runny nose and sneezing with chest pain,very long time
Pulmonary HTN (PH): Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) IS a diagnosis, which describes the symptoms associated with high arterial pressure in the lungs. PAH is made worse by not wearing oxygen. There are many causes of PAH, including COPD or other chronic lung disease, multiple pulmonary embolisms (blood clots), recurrent pneumonia. Often it happens on its own - that's called primary PH or PPH. Treatment possible. ...Read more
Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary. ...Read more
Pneumothorax: Some people, especially athletic teenaged men, simply experience multiple episodes of unexplained lung rupture and collapse. I hope you don't smoke and that your physicians have talked about pleurodesis to prevent more episodes, and ruled out antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and adult-type cystic fibrosis. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Mental conditions list
- Serious heart conditions list
- List of skin conditions
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Common medical conditions list
- List of chronic pain conditions
- Serious medical conditions list
- List of skin conditions alphabetically
- Talk to a pulmonologist online for free