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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?

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

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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" they found a scare on my lung. I also have cops?

" they found a scare on my lung. I also have cops?

Scar in lung: Scarring in the can occur due an injury, inflammation in the past. If scarring is in a small area of the lung it may not affect lung function. I am assuming you are asking about copd. It may worsen if you have lot of scarring of the lung. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can scare tissue develop and cause tenderness at lung cancer surgery site two years after surgery?

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

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My daughter had a chest tube at 2 years of age. (2004) she is now 13 and having pain around the scare.

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

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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?

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

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I am having weird pain under my shoulderblade and weird twinges in my chest area that scare me, what could this be?

I am having weird pain under my shoulderblade and weird twinges in my chest area that scare me, what could this be?

Cannot diagnose: Without more information and the ability to examine you there is no way to predict what this is. Any form of chest pain should be seen by a doctor and would urge you to do this asap. Good luck and wish you better soon. ...Read more

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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

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.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?

.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

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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

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What is lungs opacificification?

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

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Lungs have holes is it nescery for opertion?

Lungs have holes is it nescery for opertion?

????: Do you mean holes, like in collapsed lung or pneumothorax? If so, that usually needs a chest tube, or if recurrent a surgery to create more scr tissue in the lungs ...Read more

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What is bullae in lungs?

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

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What is lung dies?

What is lung dies?

You die too: If your lungs necrose, or die, you will also die without a transplant. ...Read more

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What is a stiff lung?

What is a stiff lung?

Inflation problem: This usually means there is a problem with the lungs expanding properly. There is some sort of restriction to keep the lungs from inflating. ...Read more

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What is smoker's lung?

What is smoker's lung?

Damage.: Smoking cigarettes damages the lungs. Emphysema. Cancer. We mention smoker's lung as those black lungs we see on the TV commercials. ...Read more

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What causes black lung?

What causes black lung?

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

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Can lungs be transplanted?

Can lungs be transplanted?

Sometimes: Lung transplant (pulmonary transplantation) is a procedure which may be done with appropriate indications. ...Read more

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What does a hard lung mean?

What does a hard lung mean?

Hard metal Lung: Disease? Http://www. Atsjournals. Org/doi/pdf/10.1164/rccm.200704-527ED

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Can you live with one lung?

Can you live with one lung?

Yes: Yes, as long as the lung is normal and healthy. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect lungs?

How does lupus affect lungs?

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

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Why do I have lung haziness?

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

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What is a lung capacity test?

Lung function: 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