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Had lower left pneumonia March 4. Right lung had some fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed left lung clear. Right small fluid and atelectasis. What now??
Resolving pneumonia: Do you have an incentive spirometer to encourage deep breathing and expansion of the lung? You can buy them online, even from Amazon or a health supplies store/site. Blowing an instrument, singing, blowing up a balloon, and simple deep breathing exercises as well as being more active out of bed will help resolve it. ...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
I have pneumonia 4months ago, latest CXR show patch left lungs. For 3 week now feeling body aches, chestpain, vomit, headache, face rashes, phlegm y&w?
Advice for follow up: If u feel that you are having a return of your symptoms it is possible for a new re infection after the know previous (4 months ago )has cleared up. I would advice getting treated by your doctor. If there were no symptoms and only a cxr finding that could simply suggest old scaring sometimes. ...Read more
Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?
I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?
Pneumonia unlikely: If only back/chest pain symptoms, pneumonia unlikely--expect cough, phlegm, fever, malaise. Chest pain on deep breathing may indicate pleurisy, probably viral in origin. Opacified sinus probably related to nasal mucosal irritation from smoking. Agree with planned eval of nodule. Look for other causes of back and chest pain--new exercise? New position in work? ...Read more
I have had a non productive for 2 months. Chest X-ray show 3.8 CM mass on my left lung. My dr. Says its proabaly a shadow. What is a shadow?
A bad term: Masses absorb x-rays and cause "shadows" (white areas on an x-ray) the same way your body blocks the sun and causes a dark shadow. A mass is a medical term, a shadow is not. You probably need a chest ct. ...Read more
I've had an X-ray, results show no lung cancer, however I have consistent discomfort in my left lung and often aches, do I have lung cancer? I'm 17.
My latest chest xray shows an exacerbation of the left lung. What does this mean? My chest xray shows a shadowy blur along the bottom of my left lung and I continue to cough all the time. What can I do for the cough.
Simply described, a lung exacerbation is decreased lung function due to an infection or inflammation. The shadowy blur on your xray is to be evaluated by a radiologist for diagnosis as exacerbation can occur as a result of infection or several other medical conditions (for example: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cystic fibrosis)
lung exacerbation can cause shortness of breath, increased coughing, fatigue and decreased pulmonary function.
Based on your results, your doctor will develop a treatment regimen that can include any of the following: antibiotics (to fight an infection), a cough expectorant to loosen fluids, a diuretic to decrease fluid build up, coughing and deep breathing to mobilize fluids and incentive spirometry (a device where the patient sucks air to move a ball to a goal point, promoting deep breathing.)
as your body heals, coughing may increase as fluids get mobilized. Your doctor can prescribe a medication that can ease the pain associated with coughing. Give your doctor a call. ...Read more
It could: Be a number of things, from innocuous to serious, but more details would are necessary to narrow it down. For example, what is the size? ...Read more
Is it possible to have a 6.6cm tumor in the left lung that doesn't show up on the X-ray or CT scan?
Ct scan shows small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base anterior to cysts what does it mean?
See your doctor: Your question could mean a lot depending on your history, you are quite young why did you have a CT? Do you already have any kind of cancer, what Cyst are you talking about>? basically in this situation you should talk to the doctor who ordered your Ct scan as the history matters a lot ...Read more
What does "left lung lower lobe shows a subcm parenchymal nodule with mild tracer update (SUV max 1. 8)" mean when doing a whole body PET CT?
Means...: ...you should probably have a follow-up study to better characterize the lung nodule. Of course, the nodule may be consistent with the reason you underwent a total body PET/CT. ...Read more
Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?
If ur immune: System is strong and u don't have risk factors such as hiv, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc. I won't worry much about it. Follow ur dr's advice. God bless u! http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=26083. http://www. Doctoroz. Com/slideshow/boost-your-immunity-naturally. ...Read more
What kind of exercises might be suitable for 28 years old woman whose half of left lung has been removed due to bronchiechtasis?
Increase gradually: You should be able to tolerate most exercise if you go about getting into those activities gradually (even strenuous running). The body has a wonderful ability to adapt and the lungs are no exception. People can actively increase their lung volume with exercise. Start with low impact (biking walking hiking) add in some weight training and then increase. Swimming adds major gains. ...Read more
Sir I am getting pain in the top of the left lung irregularly but not frequently. I started doing gym recently. My age is 20 and I am 5'10 & 82kgs?
Remodelling...: Muscle, ligament remodeling is the reason, you can have some pain. ...Read more
I keep having this reoccurring pain in my lower left lung sometimes the pain gets so bad I can't stand let alone move. The pain comes at random and earley lasts more then ten minuets however it seems to happen every others ten minuets for the past few day
Call your doctor: This is an advice resource, not a medical care resource. ...Read more
Maybe not terrible: If by "water" you mean fluid around the lung (called pleural effusion)- this has many potential causes. The suspected cause depends on your individual health history. At your age the most common cause of fluid next to the lung is an impairment of cardiac output, resulting in increased pressures in lung/chest blood vessels. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This is a "spot" in the lung where there's a concentration of solid tissue. The spot may represent a focus of past or present immune activity against a particular germ such as TB or histoplasmosis, or a growth of some type. Most turn out to be harmless, but listen carefully to your doctor (s) re the best and safest way to evaluate the nodule. ...Read more
Cough: This is likely due to a strained muscle due to the coughing itself. Some can even have a small fracture of a rub from coughing so much/hard. If you feel short of breath, then you should be seen, otherwise this should get better as you start coughing less! ...Read more
19 year old with CP: There are many possibilities. In a young adult, pneumotorax, pneumonia, pleurisy, acid reflux are considered. Primary cardiac etiology is unlikely unless there is pericarditis (inflammation of the lining surrounding the heart). Pulmonary embolism is unlikely but considered depending on risk factors. "bad pain" involves the "lung" should be evaluated by your doctor, urgent care, er. ...Read more
History and physical: You also mention coughing attacks. I presume that you have seen a doctor to have a diagnosis of a collapsed lung. If you have or if you haven't your symptom of cough and coughing attacks should be under investigation. Additional history would be needed as well as a physical exam. ...Read more
Does not sound good: Have it checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
First you: Should not smoke any more. If it persists, it could be a pneumothorax, so get to a doctor for an x ray. ...Read more
Gurgling sound on my lower left lung with no pain and constant coughing sensation what could that be?
Gurgling sound: Hello, your symptoms sound like possibly fluid congestion within your lungs or possibly an infection. Regardless, it's a good idea for you to see your family doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
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