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What can cause calcification in the lungs?

What can cause calcification in the lungs?

See below: We usually see pleural calcifications with asbestos exposure. Calcified nodules are usually due to being exposed to something like histoplasmosis. ...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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Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Totally confused: i'm not sure what you mean. All arteries, not just brain arteries, have fluid in them. The fluid is called blood. When an artery does NOT have fluid in it is when you worry. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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What can cause scarring in the base of lungs?

What can cause scarring in the base of lungs?

Inflammation: Scarring at the base of the lungs is a common finding on Chest Xray. Any source of inflammation or injury in the lung can cause scarring, including smoking, pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and more. ...Read more

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What can cause fuild to develope in the brain?

What can cause fuild to develope  in the brain?

There are many cause: Fliud on the brain may be the result of a blockage to the outflow of cerebro-spinal fliud as it leaves the ventricles in which case it is refered to as hydrocephalus..Either communicating or non-communicating. Fluid on the brain may also refer to accumulation of fluid out side the surface of the brain in the sub-dural space...Aka: subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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What can cause a cerebral fluid leak in the nose?

What can cause a cerebral fluid leak in the nose?

Skull base defect: You need to see an otolaryngologist. You may need a ct scan and MRI scan. An audiogram may be ordered. The leakage can come from the skull base around the nose or the ear. This can be due to trauma, an encephalocele, prior surgery, etc. An untreated leak can cause meningitis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output. ...Read more

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Can a sudden increase in blood pressure cause fluid to enter the lungs?

Can a sudden increase in blood pressure cause fluid to enter the lungs?

Pulmonary edema: If the physiology is present in the patient, a sudden increase in blood pressure can cause pulmonary edema. It doesn't necessarily happen in everyone. Not enough space here to explain the physiological reasons. ...Read more

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What can cause fluids to go in lungs instead of esophugas?

What can cause fluids to go in lungs instead of esophugas?

It takes a lot: To keep food or water from going into the lungs, it takes a lot of coordination between several muscles working in sequence. That's because the food crosses over the windpipe to get to the food pipe. Anything that interferes with that will cause a mishap. Normally we see that after a stroke. In your age group it most likely happens due to distraction. ...Read more

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What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause fluid in the lungs of a heart patient? And how

Can low potassium cause fluid in the lungs of a heart patient? And how

Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid building up in the lungs of a heart patient is due to too much sodium (salt) in the diet. Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium and can lead to low k in the process. Usually this low k causes muscle cramps before it leads to arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contraceptives are the most common causes for the clot to go to the leg. Once in the leg, they can dislodge and go to the lung then the clot would be called a pulmonary embolism. (pulmonary = lung, embolism = moving clot.). ...Read more

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Does fluid in the lungs be related to kidney cancer?

Does fluid in the lungs be related to kidney cancer?

Not directly: Fluid in the lungs may be related to fluid overload if the kidneys are not functioning, may be related to coincidental heart disease, or may be related to inflammation in the lung, from pneumonia or blood clot. Kidney cancer may be associated with an increased risk of blood clot which could break off and travel to the lung. If there is shortness of breath or pain in the chest, see md immediately. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of pain in the food pipe?

What can be the cause of pain in the food pipe?

Esophagus pain: Pain in the esophagus can come from multiple causes, but the most common is gastroesophageal reflux. Other problems are possible also, like esophageal injury from repetitive vomiting. Please see your physician for personalized evaluation, examination, and recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause conditions of fluid on the brain?

What can cause conditions of fluid on the brain?

Hydrocephalus: There are several reasons for hydrocephalus which can be broken down into congenital and acquired conditions. Some examples include aqueductal stenosis, chiari malformation, after a subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis, and even as a result of poor CSF reabsorption such as in normal pressure hydrocephalus. I hope this helps and merry christmas! ...Read more

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What is the underlying cause of fluid in the cervix?

What is the underlying cause of fluid in the cervix?

Cervical fluid: Not quite sure what you mean by "fluid in the cervix",but the cervix does secrete mucous from the mucous glands in the outer layer of the cervical lining. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

Unusual: That is highly unlikely. Pulmonary hemorrhage from a ruptured blood vessel is an uncommon condition. Perhaps you are referring to blood in the mucous of someone who is coughing? There are many causes of that symptom. ...Read more

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What can cause a hole in the heart to worsen?

What can cause a hole in the heart to worsen?

Heart function: A hole in the heart (septal defect) does not typically worsen. If there is enough flow across the defect for a long enough time, it may lead to cardiac enlargement or heart failure. ...Read more