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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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How fast does death from pulmonary aspiration occur?

Few minutes: Pneumonia if it happens when the vomitus volume was small, will take few days if not treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I got pulmonary aspiration?

Can you tell me how to know if I got pulmonary aspiration?

Get xrays at least: Aspiration in lungs will present like pneumonia with cough fever Shortness of breath and an infilterate on chest xray,If you have aspirated any particulate material,you can present with collapse/pneumonia on xray ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I got pulmonary aspiration I choked on chips!!?

Aspiration: Usually aspiration results in severe persistent coughing, shortness of breath and can develop wheezing. This usually results in inflammation within the lung which can be seen on a chest xray ...Read more

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Can chest x-ray show pulmonary aspiration?

Can chest x-ray show pulmonary aspiration?

Yes: Chest x-ray can often show pulmonary Aspiration however small amount it may not show or it may not be visible for a couple of days on chest x-ray ...Read more

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How to tell if pulmonary aspiration? I forced liquid down the wrong hole and chest is a little tight, coughing up mucus. can breathe but worried. GP?

How to tell if pulmonary aspiration? I forced liquid down the wrong hole and chest is a little tight, coughing up mucus. can breathe but worried. GP?

Aspiration: You may have aspirated some liquid causing that reaction. At this time, since you're not showing major signs such as respiratory distress, fever, sharp chest pain on inspiration(pleurisy), wheezing or uncontrollable coughing, I would simply continue to observe for those adverse signs and call your physician if any of them develop. ...Read more

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What should I do about aspiration of gastric contents at night? I ate a large meal before bed last night and woke up suddenly aspirating some of it into my lungs? I'm terrified this will lead to something serious. I'm not having any symptoms other than an

What should I do about aspiration of gastric contents at night? I ate a large meal before bed last night and woke up suddenly aspirating some of it into my lungs? I'm terrified this will lead to something serious. I'm not having any symptoms other than an

Timing: Don't eat within 60-90 minutes of bed. Avoid large meals late in day. Elevate head of bed or your head/shoulders if you can stay on pillows. It is theorized that everyone aspirates to some degree--just don't want too much of anything. ...Read more

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My 7 mon. Old was diagnosis w/ aspiration. I am interested in further testing. She does have respiratory symptoms with a history of pneumonia. Any suggestions?

My 7 mon. Old was diagnosis w/ aspiration.  I am interested in further testing.  She does have respiratory symptoms with a history of pneumonia. Any suggestions?

Aspiration pneumonia: Consultation with a pulmonologist or lung specialist can help, in the meantime, make sure that your baby does not have acid reflux which is easily treated by his pediatrician. If his symptoms started since birth, a tracheoesophageal fistula should be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Can aspiration from bulimia cause nodules in the lungs in a 20 yo female?

Can aspiration from bulimia cause nodules in the lungs in a 20 yo female?

Yes: Aspiration can cause infection, inflamation, and lung damage. Se your doctor and please be upfront and honest about your bulemia history! ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more