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Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

PFT: If you were my patient i would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma or a different obstructive lung disease is present. ...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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Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?

Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?

Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suffering will be avoided and will not prolong death. I assume that the patient and family understands and agrees with this plan of care. ...Read more

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Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.

Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.

Cough: Good question. If the xray is normal, it means you dont have a pneumonia. You could still have bronchitis or cough asthma as causes for the cough. You may need to see a pukmonologist ...Read more

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Lower chest pain with pnemonia is sign of lung cancer?

Lower chest pain with pnemonia is sign of lung cancer?

Not necessarily: You can get chest pain from pleurisy associated with the pneumonia. That would be the most common cause for chest pain, together with muscle sprain from coughing. Of course, if you are concerned about cancer, get checked! ...Read more

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I've been having crepitus in my lung, chest pain, and shortness of breath; I'm 16 and fear its lung cancer?

I've been having crepitus in my lung, chest pain, and shortness of breath; I'm 16 and fear its lung cancer?

Breathing Problem: Lung Cancer is incredibly rare in 16 year olds. That said, you should see your doctor for evaluation of your respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more

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My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?

My mom has several 4mm nodules on her lungs. Never used tobacco. Family history of lung cancer. Has cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest's tight?

Mgt: Among possible causes are infection, malignancy. I would suggest samples from her airway be sent for testing. A TB test to rule out TB may be ordered. A virtual consult can be booked online and her Chest images viewed at that time. ...Read more

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Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read more

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Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? Shortness of breath when running no angina hbp tachycardia

Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? 
Shortness of breath when running
no angina 
hbp
tachycardia

Talk to your doctor: Unless the collapse has been known to be present for a long time and stable, may represent infection, blocked airway (?Aspiration), congenital malformation, or even tumor (not likely in 17 yo). Can't give more detail without exam. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have back, chest, shoulder, under breastbone pain with SOB, mild cough, nausea for 6mo+. Chest xray shows questionable infiltrate or pt. atelectasis. ?

Have back, chest, shoulder, under breastbone pain with SOB, mild cough, nausea for 6mo+. Chest xray shows questionable infiltrate or pt. atelectasis. ?

It is complicated: You must have had Antibiotic treatment for Abnormal Chest Xray finding associated with the symptoms you described. If these symptoms persists and Chest Xray does not improve you r doctor would recommend CT Scan of Chest and Pulmonary Function Test etc. Nausea and loss of Appetite makes me wonder about abdominal problem also, Therefore Please follow your doctors advise. ...Read more

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Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. age 22 non smoker?

Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. age 22 non smoker?

Get eval: At 22yo unless you have some family history there would not be a high probability or cancer or lymphoma, and it is good you do not smoke. Get an evaluation by the doc and get your fears alleviated and at the same time get treated for what is causing you to be short of breath, etc. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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Age32, frmr smoker. Have shortness of breath& pain breathing in. Focal airspace disease on chest xray. No cough/fever. No response 2 antibiotcs. WWYD?

Age32, frmr smoker. Have shortness of breath& pain breathing in. Focal airspace disease on chest xray. No cough/fever. No response 2 antibiotcs. WWYD?

ConsultPulmonologist: You need to consult a Pulmonologist.It is very likely that your shortness of breath is due to infection and Antibiotics will not help.You need Pulmonary Function Test and may need further imaging like Cat Scan.Do not Smoke Good luck ...Read more

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I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse,  saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. ...Read more

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I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

Mgt/workup: Your findings are of concern, and an exam documenting any lymphadenopathy is important. I would suggest seeing your PCP. Your symptoms may also be due to TB, cardiac disease, pulmonary embolism. A virtual online appt is available for follow up and to review your HRCT. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Headache, weakness in both arms, chest pain hard to breath?

Call 911: The ages and genders that are listed are sometimes incorrect -so i want to provide conservative recommendation. I would recommend calling 911 - tell them that you have chest pain & difficulty breathing. A cardiac event needs to be ruled out. ...Read more