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Treatment For Lung Scarring
I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.
There's no medicine: That can remove the scar (fibrosis or plaques?) and surgery is not indicated for this purpose. This lung scar will outlive u so don't worry. Ask ur dr the cause of it - it could from exposure to asbestos, toxic fumes, residual effect of pneumonia, tb, or unknown cause. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Lung. Org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis. Html. ...Read more
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
Cured frm PTB my age 22 female. I have scar on my right upper lung. Do I need to take oxygen therapy after treatment.? Please answer me.
Tuberculosis: That depends upon the amount of damage done and the extent of involvement. Ask the doctors caring for you. ...Read more
Does tuberculosis lung scar disappear completely after treatment? Or it will stay visible in chest xray even for decades? Help please. Thanks
A lung: Scar will generally not disappear. It can remain stable for many years. ...Read more
After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.
Tuberculosis infections can certainly cause (calcified scars) or granulomas.
Such scars can also be caused by previous lung infections such as pneumonia, certain fungus in the soil known as histoplasmosis which sometimes causes infection but rarely causes any health problems. After receiving adequate treatment for TB lymphadinitis, a watchful waiting would be advised. ...Read more
Completed treatment for rectal cancer. Scans good, last pelvic scan saw scar/atelectasis bottom one lung. Had bad cold when scan was done. What??
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month ...Read more
Depends on cause: Recurrent pneumonia should be investigated and cause of the scarring determined to ensure that there is no ongoing inflammation in the involved segment of the lung. Treatment depends on underlying cause that is identified. If there is persistent infection in the lungs, it can lead to development of bronchiectasis over time. Please consult a lung specialist for detailed assessment. ...Read more
Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?
In a way: In a way, you need to treat of course, as if it was viral (your probable case since you recovered without antibiotics) you would rest and push fluids and treat it supportively. If bacterial, you would need antibiotics. Usually, the body will heal itself, but on a rare occasion, you may leave some scarring from an old infection. ...Read more
I do not know the shot or medicines name that was injected into my grandmothers chest. But it was a type of medicine to make a scar she has smaller. After she got the treatment, she woke up one day with no feeling in her leg. She can not lift or move it,
Not the shot: I doubt any shot to a chest scar word be at all related to this leg issue. ...Read more
Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when I conceive will it effect my lungs?
Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem. ...Read more
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmonary fibrosis can develop. ...Read more
I got a scar tissue in lung after radiation therapy for breast cancer. No one told me it could happen. What should I do?
Very rare, but...: ...Well-recognized complication of breast radiation therapy (of course, when you are that "one in a million", that doesn't help). Modern techniques are designed to maximize rx to the breast & minimize effects on the heart and lungs. Your radiation oncologist certainly should have discussed this with you pre-treatment--informed consent is a necessary part of any rx regimen. ...Read more
After taking acutane what treatments are available to remove acne scars. I have over 20 on my face and around 100 on my back and chest.?
3 options: You have 3 options and the option that is chosen really depends on the depth and size of the scars. Scar revision (or excision, and replacement with a new more cosmetically appealing scar), dermabrasion, or fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing. If dermabrasion or laser resurfacing is used, you should be off Accutane for at least 6 months. I would talk to a facial plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?
Treat like asthma: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is treated like asthma with bronchodilators like albuterol and anti-inflammatory agents like inhaled & oral steroids. The amount of medication used is dependent on the severity of symptoms. Reducing exposure to cotton & other vegetable dusts at the place of employment or job change and avoidance of tobacco smoke are also crucial for effective control. ...Read more
Breathe good air: Avoidance of cigarette smoke and other lung irritants is of paramount importance. Inhaled medications containing anticholinergic drugs, corticosteroid drugs, and bronchodilators are often helpful. There are also exercises that can be taught by pulmonary rehab specialists. ...Read more
You want to check with your lung specialist to get it fixed. You first need a diagnosis! ...Read more
What is best treatment if interpretation and comment is grade 2 infiltrating adenocarcinoma of lung?
Depends on stage: The pathology report is used along with body scans and tests to determine the full stage of the adenocarcinoma. Once the stage and medical history in known then the oncologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon can suggest the best surgical, chemotherapy, radiation and/or, immuno therapy, personalized treatment based on the actual oncogenes may also be considered. ...Read more
I have stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lungs. I have had 7 chemo tx. I am more symptomatic at this point. What would you suggest for next treatment?
Can't answer, dear: Seven treatments of the same or different chemos? Has it worked? Are you felling worse because of the chemo or the cancer? More symptomatic like how? Talk openly to your oncologist about your concerns, he/she can answer your questions best. I'm very sort you are not doing well and hope you feel better soon. God bless. ...Read more
I just finished my PTB treatment this July 20.This morning, I felt a pain in my right lungs and shoulder whenever I breath deeply and stretch my body?
Mgt: A follow up chest radiograph may be ordered to provide additional information. ...Read more
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out. ...Read more
No.: No. We do not use chemo to treat polyps. Besides, polyps usually are found in colon, stomach, not in the lung. ...Read more
See doctor: Adenocarcinoma is one of the most common forms of lung cancer and should be taken very seriously. Treatment many times involves surgery, but speak with your doctor about this. Only when knowing the size, stage, location, etc. Of the tumor can one give you a reliable recommendation on treatment options. ...Read more
What does, "The lungs are hypoinflated resulting in mild perihilar and basilar bronchovascular crowding" mean? What are treatment methods?
Exhaled: It sounds like the X-Ray was taken following exhalation rather than inhalation. Nothing is wrong, but if there is a ny concern, another ray can be done. ...Read more
Antibiotics drainage: If a lung abscess is outside of the lung between the lung and chest wall it is called an empyema and needs to be drained using a tube or surgical drainage culture and appropriate antibiotics. Lung abscess inside the lung are usually treated with antibiotics and specimens for cultures need to be collected. Full medical workup is needed to find out underlying causes as well. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Lung Opacity is not a diagnosis or specific finding. It is a vague appearance seen on a chest X-ray or CT. The cause of the finding needs to be determined before a treatment is formulated. Causes can range from scarring from prior infections, trauma, fluid, infection, allergy, drowning, smoke inhalation, tumor, etc. ...Read more