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Scaring On Lung
Husband exposed to asbestos 25 -30 yrs ago. He is haves scaring of lungs can asbestos be found with xrays, mri's, or cat scans?
Yes...: ...it can. It's called 'asbestosis'if it's gotten to the point of symptoms and x-ray findings. A biopsy clinches the diagnosis but is not usually necessary if there has been a significant exposure (like at work-shipbuilding insulation or construction-over several months). It can also cause lung cancer so this needs to be evaluated by a doctor, probably a pulmonologist, who'll do function studies, etc ...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
When am breathing am getting pain right side is it the scaring on me lungs off the blood clot or could it be something else what should I do?
Difficult to tell: You would need an examination by your phyician to determine if the pain is due to scarring or something else like an infection or pleural inflammation. Schedule an appointment with your PCP so he/she can examine you and determine if you need further testing, e.g., a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Had CT scan of my lungs 2 months ago just found scaring now my lungs and back hurt could cancer grow that fast?
I have scaring on my right lung off blood clots and today I took a deep breath and its been hurting since I took the deep breath?
Xray: It seems you strained yourself but to be safe get an ventilation perfusion x-ray of your lungs. ...Read more
I was treated for sob, after tests they saw scarring on my lungs. But I never had phenumonia, serious injury or trauma. What causes the lung scaring?
Many possibilities: Smoking, second hand smoke (even if you never smoked), smog, air pollution, dust, fungal infections (even though you've never had pneumonia), allergic lung diseases, auto-immune lung diseases, sarcoidosis, healed TB - just to name a few. If you're still sob, you should see a pulmonary specialist. Have you had a ct scan? ...Read more
Can scare tissue develop and cause tenderness at lung cancer surgery site two years after surgery?
No and yes: The scar tissue can cause pain years later, but didn't just develop, its been there all along. Why no pain before? Nobody knows. It's also possible that the pain is from something else, such as a muscle spasm. If its severe, or unrelenting, you can always contact your thoracic surgeon and get it checked out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My daughter had a chest tube at 2 years of age. (2004) she is now 13 and having pain around the scare.
Mgt: Sometimes scars do contract, and can cause pain. If she has any trouble breathing, I would advise a visit to the ED. Otherwise your PCP may elect to obtain a radiograph. ...Read more
43yo m I don't know what to do BP 137/87 hr85 same chest and shoulder pain over a year just bit very scare and panicky tonight any help?
Doctor can evaluate: Because healthtap doesn't provide medical care, a patient who is worried about symptoms should contact his doctor for advice. Chest and shoulder pain sometimes can be coming from the heart, but there are also other causes, such as lung problems, shoulder/rib/spine problems, nerve pain, etc... One's own doctor who knows the details can help. ...Read more
I am having weird pain under my shoulderblade and weird twinges in my chest area that scare me, what could this be?
Last night I had a pain across my chest lasting about 30 seconds, then it went away. Have had a few twinges since then. It hurt bad enough to scare me?
Females and Hearts:
You very easily could be having some cardiac trouble. I would recommend that you get in to see your doctor today or get to the er if the twinges persist. Females are much more likely to have heart attacks without all of the classic symptoms.
And, hello to you in utah. I got my md from the uofu! ...Read more
.75mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) caused chest pains/palps. Stopped taking it after a few weeks. 3 months later still feeling them off & on. Never happen b4. I'm scare?
Holter monitor: If you experience frequent and bothersome palpitations, you should document what your heart rhythm is at the time of your symptoms by wearing a holter monitor for 24hours. You may be having benign premature beats which are made worse by caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, stress and anxiety.Of course an overactive thyroid must be checked for. Your md can order these tests. ...Read more
I have a ventricular shunt across my chest and the internal scare tissue has become inflamed, from a bike crash, and causes me constant mild pain when when I move my right arm. What can I do?
See a Provider: What you are describing could indicate that you have a problem that needs attention. Please see a provider. ...Read more
After TB treatment my right side chest is shrinking. Doctor said, " it is just because of scare tissue". Is it recoverable? Please help me.
TB: Yes the right side chest shrinking feeling should go away if not let your dr examine you. ...Read more
For the past month I've had chest pains on the left side and a dry cough, skin pale X-ray normal. I had an exposure to concrete, scare I have silicos?
Exam: You will need a comprehensive physical exam to include an EKG, chest x-ray and comprehensive blood testing. ...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
Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read more
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more
Several ways: The most common problem is pleurisy (pain on taking a breath) due to inflammation of the covering layer of the lungs. Lupus patients can also have infiltrates within the lungs, blood clots (pulmonary emboli), or bleeding into the lung tissue. Aside from pleurisy, most of these problems are very uncommon. ...Read more
Many things: Lung haziness is nonspecific and refers to some area of increased density. This can represent acute or chronic disease. This finding has to be correlated with reason for having chest exam and clinical symptoms. Some times represents scarring or fibrosis, inflammation or infection, or possibly tumor. Sometimes CT necessary to better define the density. You should ask your DR. For clarification. ...Read more
Usually a lung capacity is the total amount of air you can take & hold upon a deep breath. It is part of the lung capacities (TLC, IC, EC) & function.
3 basic capacities: Total lung cac. Inspiratory capacity & expiratory capacities. If decreased is a restrictive problem like in fibrosis but many others. If increase is an obstructiver air problem (asthma, COPD, etc) ...Read more