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Over 1 weekago had science at school then after had a drink of water that night back started itching loads and somtimes chest and been itching since?

Over 1 weekago had science at school then after had a drink of water that night back started itching loads and somtimes chest and been itching since?

Sounds like allergy: Seems you've found something your body's not in agreement with by mouth, inhalation, or direct skin contact. Tried conservative things such as over the counter medications (e.g. Benadryl)? Do you have welts, wheals, or raised bumps anywhere? Seeing a live doctor's best but if you'd like write me: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi & use Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up a live virtual consult. ...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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Hi Dr. I have GGO in my Lungs. Is there tretment for this? Thank you

Hi Dr. I have GGO in my Lungs. Is there tretment for this? Thank you

YES: But the exact NATURE of these "ground glass opacities" must be determined first before treatment can be offered.

Hope this helps!
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What is b-cell lymphoma of the lungs?

What is b-cell lymphoma of the lungs?

Extranodal lymphoma: Lymphoma in the lungs may be in the lymph nodes (nodal) or in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue itself = extranodal = outside of lymph nodes).
While theoretically any lymphoma may involve the lungs some more common ones might include - marginal zone lymphoma, primary mediastinal, effusion lymphoma, dlbcl... ...Read more

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Had two lung collapses five years apart, it's been 10 years what are the chances I may have another one? Any advice besides "go see a dr".

Had two lung collapses five years apart, it's been 10 years what are the chances I may have another one? Any advice besides "go see a dr".

Depends: Published 5yr first recurrence rates for primary spontaneous pneumothorax are around 20-30+%. For secondary spontaneous pneumothorax, around 40+%. As noted, really depends on cause of your first collapsed lung (pneumothorax). If this was spontaneous (non-traumatic), you should have consultation thoracic surgeon. May benefit from further investigation and possibly vats. ...Read more

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Have copd, worked out 5 days a week extremely. It kept my lungs healthy but made my RA worse. Dr. Said I had to quit. Now lungs r bad again.?

Have copd, worked out 5 days a week extremely. It kept my lungs healthy but made my RA worse. Dr. Said I had to quit. Now lungs r bad again.?

See below: Looking over what details you have provided, you are not listing any medications that are disease modifying agents to treat RA which is a concern. Also if you do have ra, do have RA lung involvement in addition to the copd? You need to meet to with your rheumatologist, but also consider seeing a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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The dr said I have a lung lesion from previous pneumonia.. Its white and perfectly round. Can this be cancerous. I'm worried but the dr didn't seem to b?

The dr said I have a lung lesion from previous pneumonia.. Its white and perfectly round. Can this be cancerous. I'm worried but the dr didn't seem to b?

Possible: But not necessarily, we often find lesions on x rays and ct scans which are not cancerous and amenable to follow up with serial imaging; however, certain radiographic features and size may warrant further investigation with pet/ct or biopsy; I suggest you discuss the findings on your imaging with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Hole in the lungs, dr. Is going to do a probe. What exactly is a "probe"?

Hole in the lungs, dr. Is going to do a probe. What exactly is a "probe"?

Good question: "probe" is not a term I have heard in response to "hole in the lungs". Critical for you to discuss with your physician what exactly is diagnosis or suspected diagnosis, what they recommend. Before any procedure you should have a reasonable understanding of what is to be done, why, what is expected to be accomplished by procedure and what are risks/benefits/alternatives. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

See doctor: You need to discuss this with your doctor since there are many types of densities which signify different things. Why was the CT obtained in the first place? ...Read more

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Dr. Says I am not getting enough oxygen to my lungs & there is nothing I can do about that. So what now?

Dr. Says I am not getting enough oxygen to my lungs & there is nothing I can do about that. So what now?

Ask why: You should ask your doctor why are you not getting enough oxygen to your lungs, is it because of an obstruction preventing air getting in, is it because of a restriction that prevent you from expending your lung during inspiration, or it is because of destruction of some of the air sacs within your lungs (alveoli). ...Read more

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Hi I have c o p d bronkitus and ashma I have a pain in the middle of my back at the top and my lungs feel fealy heavy can you help please thank you?

Hi I have c o p d bronkitus and ashma I have a pain in the middle of my back at the top and my lungs feel fealy heavy can you help please thank you?

Go see a doctor now: Please call your doctor and get it evaluated today. With your combination of lung problems, you cannot wait for this. You may need to go to the ER if your doctor can't see you. You need a definite diagnosis, and you will likely need some medications to treat this. The heavy feeling in your chest could be a sign of a heart problem, so don't delay. This is worrisome. ...Read more

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Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

Is c.O.P.D. A real lung disease?

YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnosed with a history and physical as well as chest xray and pulmonary function test.
Copd is not interchangeable with emphysema. ...Read more

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Do you know if c.O.P.D. Is a real lung disease?

Yes. It totally is.: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It is a long term (chronic) disease of the lungs (pulmonary) characterized by poor airflow out of the lungs (obstructive). It is unfortunately common and sometimes very serious, even life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell looking at an X-ray if someone has lung cancet?

Can a dr tell looking at an X-ray if someone has lung cancet?

Its a start: An abnormality on a plane chest x-ray can suggest a mass but not diagnose what it is. A ct scan or MRI can assist with further diagnosis but the gold standard is to get a biopsy of the tissue, usually with a fine needle and await a pathology report. ...Read more

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What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

Ambiguous: Antibiotics. And for as long as it takes to get better. Usually for at least ten days.

There is no way to be more specific. It depends on the history, the kind of pneumonia, and all kinds of other variables. ...Read more

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When a dr. Listens to me take a deep breath can they tell if both lungs are inflating?

When a dr. Listens to me take a deep breath can they tell if both lungs are inflating?

So - so: The absence of breath sounds would indicate lack of inflation. If the doctor is worried about this, a chest x-ray can be very helpful. ...Read more

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I had double pneumonia and a dr. Told me my lung would never heal. From that is that true?

I had double pneumonia and a dr. Told me my lung would never heal. From that is that true?

Depends: It depends on the fact that if you had any complications due to your pneumonia such as lung abscess, empyema or cavity formation due to necrotizing pneumonia etc. Most patients with pneumonia slowly heal & their chest xray may take 6-8 weeks to show improvement. Evaluation by a pulmonologist may help clarify things for you. ...Read more

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Could it be to far gone if your lungs keep filling up with fluid when you have 4th stage large cell b lymphona?

Could it be to far gone if your lungs keep filling up with fluid when you have 4th stage large cell b lymphona?

I hope not: Aggressive large b-cell non-hodgkin's lymphomas typically are very chemotherapy sensitive at the time of diagnosis. If you have been newly diagnosed, do not give up hope; chemotherapy may ultimately render you free of disease. If your lymphoma is recurrent (came back after treatment or did not respond to chemotherapy) then your situation is more difficult. ...Read more

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Husband is weezing. Went to dr last week said lungs clear but gave inhaler. 3 days later still weezing and back hurts.

Husband is weezing. Went to dr last week said lungs clear but gave inhaler. 3 days later still weezing and back hurts.

Wheezing: Wheezing can come and go. But if after the inhaler, he is still symptomatic and it either does not seem to be improving or is debilitating in its current state then he should schedule a follow up md appt. ...Read more

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Good morning dr. I would like to ask, . Does consolidation of lungs in pneumonia is the same as that happen at tuberculosis?

Good morning dr. I would like to ask, . Does consolidation of lungs in pneumonia is the same as that happen at tuberculosis?

Pneumonia: Consolidation is the change happens with pneumonia caused by any infectious agent, the picture and location may vary depending upon the type of the bug. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's too far gone if your lungs keep filling up with fluid when you have 4th stage large cell b lymphona?

Can you explain if it's too far gone if your lungs keep filling up with fluid when you have 4th stage large cell b lymphona?

Lungs fill up fluid: Filling up with fluid can be a couple of things: fluid collecting in the space between the lung and its lining, compressing the lung, causing shortness of breath. The other would be fluid collecting in the lung tissue itself, which can cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Are a 17 year olds lungs damaged if they were filled with fluid for 4 months left untreated. We didn't know she had asthma until a dr visit?

Are a 17 year olds lungs damaged if they were filled with fluid for 4 months left untreated. We didn't know she had asthma until a dr visit?

Filled with fluid?: asthma is an inflammatory issue - but if she has never been told asthmatic unusual to diagnose at one visit. Why do you think they were filled with fluid for 4 mo? Cough alone can be from reflux, post-nasal drip, virus, allergies, pneumonia, cardiac reasons - and asthma - and many other reasons. So why the question about fluid for 4 mo? Did someone say she had fluid? ...Read more

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I had bronchitis for like a week and I went to the dr today and he recommends I see a lung specialist even tho they r clear. Why is this?

Why not ask your doc: Your physician examined you, listened to your breathing, and has your full medical history... Things about you that cannot be gleaned over the internet. Without this knowledge, it is difficult to second guess his/her referral, so it would be good to follow the advice for your good health.

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I'm 35w preg. BB measuring 4.3lbs <10th% my dr wants to induce me @ 36 Weeks. Will his lungs be developed as a 36 weeker or as he's measuring at 32w5d?

Very close to term..: I am pretty sure that in order to avoid other complications your doctor wants to induce you before. By 36 wks the complications are minimal, so most times the baby is fine. In any case, discuss it in detail with your OB provider. It seems that he wants to induce because it is most likely the only way to avoid further issues with you and your baby. ...Read more

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How big are the lungs?

How big are the lungs?

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

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: Area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more