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Tests For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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