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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??

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

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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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?

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

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Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?

Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?

Mgt: A virtual consult can be booked online, so that the imaging may be viewed. From your description, this type of residual scarring should not result in a decrease in lung function. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Lung pain: Lateral chest pain in a young person is much more commonly due to infection like pneumonia or pleuritis, or perhaps even a local chest wall lesion like chondritis or bruising. Lung cancer usually does not present with pain. ...Read more

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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.

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: 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

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Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Crackles/rales left lung?

Crackles/rales left lung?

Causes include: Usually from fluid in the air sacs (called alveoli) or scarring around the alveoli. Examples include heart failure, pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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What are reasons your left lung may hurt?

What are reasons your left lung may hurt?

The lung tissue: Have no pain nerve endings. However, the pleura below the rib cage do contain nerve endings. The muscles and ribs also may cause pain when inflamed or traumatized. ...Read more

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My lower part of my left lung hurts me when lying or setting?

My lower part of my left lung hurts me when lying or setting?

This could: Be a real problem. It may be the heart, an early lung infection, pleuritis, and many other things. Check with your doc ASAP and do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

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

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What kind of exercises might be suitable for 28 years old woman whose half of left lung has been removed due to bronchiechtasis?

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

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My left lung has water is that bad?

My left lung has water is that bad?

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

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My left lung has water is that bad?

My left lung has water is that bad?

Yes: In the lung is pneumonia or congestive failure!
around the lung is a pleural space collection- effusion. ...Read more

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What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

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

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Why does my left lung hurt when I cough?

Why does my left lung hurt when I cough?

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

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Why does my left lung hurt every time I breathe?

Why does my left lung hurt every time I breathe?

It's not your lung: Pain with inspiration, or pleurisy, can be from inflammation of the lining of the lung, not the lung itself, which does not have pain fibers. Other causes can be musculoskeletal, i.e. Outside the chest cavity. ...Read more

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What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

Lung congestion: If you have not been evaluated by your doctor, please do so very soon. You will need a chest x-ray or even a chest ct scan. Depending on the findings, bronchoscopy may also be recommended. ...Read more

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It feel like I have this bad pain in my left lung what can it be?

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

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My left lung is collapsed and I have being having a lot of cough?

My left lung is collapsed and I have being having a lot of cough?

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

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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