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Doctor insights on: Tests For Lung Blebs

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What are lung blebs?

What are lung blebs?

Cysts: lung blebs are air-filled cysts at the top or apices of the lungs. symptoms usually are manifested as a spontaneous pneumothorax in a teenager. initially a chest tube is placed to re-expand the lung. once expanded a chest CT is done to check for cysts. the cysts can be stapled using thoracoscopic technique. ...Read more

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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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Can chinese medicine cure lung blebs?

Can chinese medicine cure lung blebs?

No: There are no medicines or herbs that can cure emphysematous blebs. They are not reversible. ...Read more

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Is there a reliable way to see lung blebs without surgery? And if you can see them, can you reliably predict the likelihood that they'll rupture?

Is there a reliable way to see lung blebs without surgery?  And if you can see them, can you reliably predict the likelihood that they'll rupture?

Sometimes: If large enough, ct scan can identify blebs and bullae. There is no way to predict spontaneous pneumothorax, "rupture". If someone has blebs and is planning higher risk activities such as mountain climbing, skydiving, scuba diving, etc... Best to discuss with family physician and consider thoracic surgeon consultation. ...Read more

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Would a lung ct scan without contrast show lung blebs?

Would a lung ct scan without contrast show lung blebs?

Mgt: The imaging study may be uploaded to an inbox consult for review. The CT study can demonstrate blebs. If you are a smoker, I would advise quitting. ...Read more

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Should i still be short of breath 6 days after lung collapse and removal of bleb surgery? Total lung inflate was on 5th day.

Should i still be short of breath 6 days after lung collapse and removal of bleb surgery? Total lung inflate was on 5th day.

Follow up with MD: While it is possible that the shortness of breath is due to pain from the surgery, it is also possible that this represents re-collapse of the lung from an air leak, or fluid that has accumulated in the chest after surgery. In either case, you should contact your surgeon's office to be seen and to get another chest xr to look at the lung. ...Read more

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What does a 7 mm right apical bleb. A 3mm subpleural right apical nodule and minimal pleural based nodularity at the left lung apex ?

Too small yet: A blel is a bubble, atype of emphysema. Could be from an infection, inhalational injury (fumes, odors or smoking) or genetic.Nodules are too small to categorized but should be follow ...Read more

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About 7 months ago i had a collapsed left lung with chest tube and surgery. Burst bleb. every time i cough or sneeze i feel pain in left lung. why?

About 7 months ago i had a collapsed left lung with chest tube and surgery. Burst bleb. every time i cough or sneeze i feel pain in left lung. why?

Adhesions: Scar tissue. The lung gets stuck against the rib cage and the ribs are not fully healed yet, either. You need a good session with the DR who treated your pneumothorax. Coughing much? Coughing blood? Short of breath? Rapid heart? etc. ...Read more

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What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

Emphysema: is a disease of the lung which is either caused by smoking or a genetic disorder. Emphysema destroys lung tissue and creates holes called blebs that look like Swiss cheese holes. By themselves, they are not dangerous, but they can lead to pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Since they are associated with smoking, they can be the location of future lung cancer. So please STOP SMOKING. ...Read more