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How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.

How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection?  Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.

Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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How histoplasmosis enter the body.?If a nodule in lung(3mm) remains unchnged for 6 months, does it mean histoplasmosis.What are the risks factors?

How histoplasmosis enter the body.?If a nodule in lung(3mm) remains unchnged for 6 months, does it mean histoplasmosis.What are the risks factors?

Lungs: Histoplasmosis is very common in ohio valley region. This extends all along mississippi region. It can cause nodules in lung and may be unchanged on x-ray or ct scan. Be aware of it and let your doctor know so you don't get operation for old fonding. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with severe histoplasmosis about a year ago. could I continue to have pain in my lungs due to it being untreated?

I was diagnosed with severe histoplasmosis about a year ago. could I continue to have pain in my lungs due to it being untreated?

Needs checked: Histo infections are usually self limiting in healthy individuals but can be serious in immunocompromised patients. It can be acute or chronic disseminated type and latent type also exists. Rare menifeatation can be Pleuritis manifesting as chest pains. Nevertheless needs complete evaluation by a Physician. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for me to see an infectious disease specialist after having lung surgery for histoplasmosis?

Is it necessary for me to see an infectious disease specialist after having lung surgery for histoplasmosis?

Yes: Most of the time histoplasmosis is self limited (meaning it will go away on its own). If you have underlying lung disease or are on immunesuppressants (organ transplant patient, rheumatoid arthritis patient, etc) it may be necessary to take an antifungal called itraconazole (sporonox) for a period of time (usually 30-90 days). A consult with an id specialist is very reasonable. ...Read more

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Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?

Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?

Likely no: 3 mm unchanged for 1 year is a good news, unlikely cancer. It is hard to say it is not a cancer, since thee are few very indolent cancers. But i see your age is 19, that again favour against a lung cancer. Unless there is a biopsy nobody can say for sure what it is. ...Read more

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What can be a calcified left hilarious lymph node? I have no history of TB histoplasmosis etc. I have hashimoto. I have chest pai. Can this be cancer

What can be a calcified left hilarious lymph node?  I have no history of TB histoplasmosis etc. I have hashimoto. I have chest pai. Can this be cancer

Likely old TB: You may not be aware of the history of TB. Primary TB infection may be silent and only leave a calcified spot. If this is the only lesion in the lungs, it is not likely to be cancer. You may ask your doctor for a blood test for old TB like T-spot test. ...Read more

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Have a calcified left hilar lymph nodes in ct, no history of histoplasmosis etc. negative tb. Have hemopstasys and chest pains have hashimoto. Cancer?

Have a calcified left hilar lymph nodes in ct, no history of histoplasmosis etc. negative tb. Have hemopstasys and chest pains have hashimoto. Cancer?

Several possibilities: Hi. There are several possibilities including cancer, infections, and granulomas. What did the doctor who ordered the CT advise? Do you smoke??? One can always hope you haven't made that mistake with your life and health. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more

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What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

What happens to the lung if it is grazed by a bullet?

Depends: It usually bleeds somewhat. Some times it may collapse and need to be re-expanded. Other times the bullet cauterizes the lung tissue and it stays inflated. There is commonly some associated blast injury (bruising) that has to be recovered from. ...Read more

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Can gout attack the lung area?

Can gout attack the lung area?

Concerning Question: Your question really worries me. What are your symptoms? We do not mess around with lung or chest symptoms. Gout is not known to cause lung troubles. ...Read more

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What is atelectasis of the lung?

What is atelectasis of the lung?

Collapse of lung : Atelectasis of the lung is collapse of part of the lung or the entire lung. This is commonly see on radiologic studies. When it occurs at the lung bases it is typically due to incomplete inspiration. It may occur due to prior infection, surgery, or tumor or lymph node obstruction. The entire lung may collapse due to pressure from an air leak (pneumothorax). ...Read more

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What is inflamation of the lung?

What is inflamation of the lung?

Lung: Pneumonitis is the term used. Discuss causes with your pcp. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

It is mass of tissue: It is a mass of tissues on the xray and cat scan.60%of lung nodules are due to benighn and not cancerous conditions but any nodule need to be investigated and followed up. ...Read more

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Histoplasmosis (Definition)

A condition in which a person becomes infected by inhaling the spores of the Histoplasma fungus, which is found in soil contaminated with bird or bat droppings. The infection causes flu-like symptoms, but can also cause fatal ...Read more