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Rumbling In Lungs
For months, my left lung rumbles only when I first wake up in the morning. My allergies and post nasal drip overnight may explain the rumble. Advice?
One sided?: Whenever the problem occurs at only one side, one needs to get an evaluation and perhaps even a ct chest. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
Asthma flared with allergies and getting the flu. Kept taking my albuterol daily for over a month. Noticing mucus stuck deep in lungs that I feel rumble but I can't seem to cough out. Would a steroid inhaler help clear this?
Needs a Mucolytic: The best way to mobilize 'stuck' phlegm is to try a mucolytic. WATER actually works pretty well- so I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate as the first thing... Then, you could try over the counter Guaifenesin which can speed up the heart as a side effect, but should thin things out. What I personally use is HOT CHILI - the spice -if you like spicy foods. A steroid inhaler would help the asthma, yes. ...Read more
I noticed earlier every time I breathe in and out I can feel a rumbling in my back kind of like congestion but not in my chest? What could this be?
Anatomy: The lower segments of your lungs are much more accessible through your back than through your front chest. This is your lungs. ...Read more
I have a painful rumbling stomache. It gets loud and the pain radiates to mmy back and my chest. It started in my upper belly now its everywhere. Been a week now. It started on the left side.
See a doctor: As a rule of thumb, any abdominal pain lasting more than4 hours should be evaluated by a thorough physical exam and appropriate tests in the er. Please go to play in on the safe side and to get diagnosed and treated. I am glad to hear you went to the er and they didn't find anything acutely dangerous. It sounds like you'll need to set up an appointment with a G.I. Doctor if it continues. They may have to do some necessary scoping to figure out what is going on. Best wishes to you i'm glad to hear that it's at least so far nothing serious. ...Read more
Can constipation cause a slight rumble in right chest because I have bronchitis which is getting better but my bowels feel full, its a slight gurgle?
Rumble in chest: Not likely to cause a rumble high up in the chest, no. ...Read more
Do air bubbles in an IV fluid drip matter? I'm getting rumbling noises in my chest along with some palpitations
IV: Ask the staff to check you and the IV out. Sometimes bubbles in an IV can be a problem. ...Read more
Rumbling feeling in chest that comes and goes. No cough. Other than my pregnancy symptoms don't feel sick. What could it be?
When I breathe I feel a rumbling/scratching in my lower left chest behind the ribs. No fever, but just got over a cold. What could it be?
Smoked for a few years in college. Quit 12 years ago. Rumbling in chest when laying down and breathing in for about 18 months. X-rays clear. No cough?
Emphysema?: In some people who are genetically predisposed, even a short time of smoking can set off a cascade of physiologic ills within the lungs that will lead to emphysema even if they stop smoking. There's a chance you can be one of these people. You should get tested just to be sure. You would need a pulmonary function test. ...Read more
I have abdominal pains after meals and rumbling stomach when am hungry at times the pain radiates to my chest?
Bronchitis, took Pred for 5 days. Better but still congestion in throat and upper airway, still rumbling sound in chest. What next? Just wait n see?
Nausea, chest pains, stomach pain, rumbling in stomach, difficulty breathing, headache, bubbling feeling in stomach, back pain, side pain, what is it?
I understand your concern.
Stresses of hip osteotomy, gall bladder surgery most likely have caused anxiety.
Other stresses-relationships, concern about pregnancy and finances can cause various physical symptoms.
It is not what you eat
it is what is eating you!
please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of your condition, . ...Read more
I have had pneumonia for a week now and am on amoxicillin. I no longer feel sick however I still have a rumble in my chest. Can I have a few drinks?
YouCanDriveOnGreen: It takes a long time for your lungs to clear out all the gunk that's collected from the pneumonia and that's probably what's causing that sound. Hopefully you'll be coughing all that up but if you feel stuff is still down there after 2-3 weeks, let your doctor know. And sure, you can have a few drinks...of cough medicine (if you need it) or carrot juice or green drink or a protein smoothie or green tea ...Read more
Been fighting a cold with fevers of 101-102. Chest congestion lots of coughing and bringing up yellow phlegm. Today there's a rumble is this pneumonia?
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 more
Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo. Gl/pqfybx. ...Read more
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more
Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs. Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more