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Doctor insights on: What Causes Air Bubbles In Lungs

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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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What to do to get rid of extremely painful air bubbles in your chest?

What to do to get rid of extremely painful air bubbles in your chest?

Excessive gas: Try zantac (ranitidine) or other otc meds for excessive stomach gas and make appointment to get checked and treated properly by your pcp. ...Read more

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Why can't my doctors know where the air bubbles come from in my chest cavity?

They can: Lung-trachea
or esophagus
those are the only air containing structures in the chest.
Usually from blebs in lung, or following lung trauma or surgery is where one gets persistent pneumothorax or air leak.

With some infections, the germs will generate gas bubbles but doubt that is the issue! ...Read more

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I am experiencing Tightness in chest (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: mild) The following also describes me:. ..it feels as if there is air trapped in the center of my chest and it tingles every so often as if there's air bubbles?

I am experiencing Tightness in chest (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: mild) The following also describes me:. ..it feels as if there is air trapped in the center of my chest and it tingles every so often as if there's air bubbles?

See your doctor.: From your description, there could be many causes of your chest tightness. Because heart disease happens to be one of those possibilities, you need to be seen ASAP by either your doctor or in an emergency room, to be sure that you were not having angina. If heart disease turns out not to be present, your doctor can help you sort out what the true cause is. Do not delay. Go now. ...Read more

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I keep feeling air bubbles in ribs and chest breaking up constantly feels uncomfortable and sometimes I have trouble breathing?

I keep feeling air bubbles in ribs and chest breaking up constantly feels uncomfortable and sometimes I have trouble breathing?

Go to the ER: From your description, I would worry that you have subcutaneous emphysema which suggests a spontaneous pneumothorax. Medical mumbo-jumbo but potentially serious. Go to the er for a chest x-ray as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of air bubbles in my throat and chest area?

How do I get rid of air bubbles in my throat and chest area?

Air bubbles: I gather you are referring to crackling sounds when you push on the skin at your neck and chest. If this is so, what did you do before it started happening? I highly recommend you see your PCP ASAP or go to the closest ER to rule out pneumothorax. ...Read more

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What are the causes of air bubbles in sinuses?

What are the causes of air bubbles in sinuses?

Fluid in the sinus: Air / fluid levels, or bubbles in the sinuses may be an indication of an infection and best to see your otolarygologist. ...Read more

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What are air bubbles at the base of your skull caused by?

What are air bubbles at the base of your skull caused by?

There should not be: Air bubbles at the base of your skull. If you would resubmit your question informing us as to what makes you think you have air bubbles at the base of your skull (example, injury; something seen on x-ray) maybe we can clarify this for you. ...Read more

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What causes air bubbles out of your body?

What causes air bubbles out of your body?

Time: Your body will absorb any air bubbles contained within. Most air in the body (in the wrong places) is from tissue breakdown with air entry through an opening which can be enhanced for instance by coughing or sneezing. Don't inject air anywhere into your body. Air is used by eye surgeons for retinal problems; the air spontaneously gets absorbed. ...Read more

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Have air bubbles coming out of uretha been tested for fistula do not have what else can cause these bubbles?

Have air bubbles coming out of uretha been tested for fistula do not have what else can cause these bubbles?

Still maybe fistula: A fistula between the bladder and the intestines can be open intermittently, therefore tests such as cystogram, barium enema, and even cystoscopy and colonoscopy may not see the fistula. Best to the repeat the tests if the symptoms continue, may even consider surgery without definitive diagnosis if the problem is bad enough. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi there, I feel like I have air bubbles in my stomach and they cause pain when I breathe or move and its soo painful?

Hi there, I feel like I have air bubbles in my stomach and they cause pain when I breathe or move and its soo painful?

These symptoms are: Unusual and could be from any of a number of ailments. It will be impossible to tell without examining you. If the symptoms persist you should see a health care professional for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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13 yr old daughter says under her clitoral hood feels like air bubbles come out of it sometimes what could cause that sensation?

Inflammation?: That sensation sounds like irritation to the clitoral hood which will leave an uncomfortable feeling until things are resolved. I suggest you have a thorough physical exam by a skilled OB to narrow the possibilities and start appropriate treatment ...Read more

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What would cause lots of tiny air bubbles in a supra pubic catheter? How would air get into bladder. Could it be fistula?

What would cause lots of tiny air bubbles in a supra pubic catheter? How would air get into bladder. Could it be fistula?

Many possibilities: A fistula between bowel and bladder is one possibility. A gas forming bacteria may be a more likely cause. It's also possible that air is entering the bladder through the urethra or the cystostomy site. See a urologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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While masturbating it felt like there were air bubbles in my vagina but I did not stop, was air getting sucked inside? Can this cause an air embolism?

While masturbating it felt like there were air bubbles in my vagina but I did not stop, was air getting sucked inside? Can this cause an air embolism?

No danger of air: Embolism from masturbation. You CAN introduce air into the vagina while masturbating, but it is not harmful in any way. There is no connection between the vagina and the pulmonary vessels. ...Read more

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Doctor, during home insemination there was some air bubbles in the syringe? Is there any problem in conceiving? Can it cause embolism?

Doctor, during home insemination there was some air bubbles in the syringe? Is there any problem in conceiving? Can it cause embolism?

No embolism: Nope. As others and I have mentioned before. This is not a risk for embolism. You are not inserting the syringe into an artery. No need to worry and no need to ask this question again. Best wishes on getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I have Gerd. Mild pain swallowing that is above the sternum. Recently every time I drink air bubbles form right there making me burp. Possible causes?

Cause of burping-: -swallowed air, which U do whenever U swallow. It is usually not painful or discomforting. If it is C your treating physician. ...Read more

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On IV how to get rid of these air bubbles?

By stopping: If you see air bubbles IV must be stopped should not allow, discord when free of bubbles reinsert IV and prevent air embolism. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of air bubbles in your back?

Please Clarify: I'm not sure what you mean by air bubble in your back. Please clarify. ...Read more

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I put a condom on the right way but forgot to pinch the top for air bubbles so I took it off and rolled it then put it back on. Should I be worried?

I put a condom on the right way but forgot to pinch the top for air bubbles so I took it off and rolled it then put it back on. Should I be worried?

Probably not: It's more than likely fine. As long as the condom wasn't damaged in the process (torn etc) you are fine. Congratulations on practicing safe sex. ...Read more

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Sometime when I sit down, or bend over, it feels like air bubbles coming out of my anus. It isn't flatulance. Can the anus not be closing completely?

Sometime when I sit down, or bend over, it feels like air bubbles coming out of my anus. It isn't flatulance. Can the anus not be closing completely?

Gas: Gas travels through the gut and has to come out the other end. The anal sphincter isn't 100% effective, small amounts of gas can and do come out of all of us at times and not always at high volume or high velocity. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has small white air bubbles or blusters on all ten fingertips it don't seem to bother him but I have noticed him trying to pick at them?

My 3 year old has small white air bubbles or blusters on all ten fingertips it don't seem to bother him but I have noticed him trying to pick at them?

Many possible causes: These can be due to a form of eczema, result from a viral infection, or be a manifestation of a strep infection. It is best to have his doctor check them if they last longer than a few days or if they recur. ...Read more

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Plz see add details if I had a IV two night ago and I saw some air bubbles going down the line will this harm me. To me it looked like a lot and I have anxiety so this makes it worse. I have a vsd and I was told that your chances are higher for something

Plz see add details if I had a IV two night ago and I saw some air bubbles going down the line will this harm me. To me it looked like a lot and I have anxiety so this makes it worse. I have a vsd and I was told that your chances are higher for something

Odd posting: This site is not a chat room and your posts are not linked, Also we can not see any special material you upload on the site, only what is in the post. Tiny bubbles in an IV are not a problem. The scary movies that push the idea are based on fantasy. An air pocket the size of a baseball would be a problem if it was pushed rapidly into your blood vessel. ...Read more

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What is the term for air bubbles going up to your head when you get a shot?

What is the term for air bubbles going up to your head when you get a shot?

Air embolus: This is only a problem if you get an injection into an artery leading to the head. Otherwise, air for instance in veins is easily handled during the transit of the blood through your lungs. ...Read more

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Are air bubbles in brain life threatenting?

Are air bubbles in brain life threatenting?

Air in brain: It depends on the location of air bubbles and the amount of air. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your vagina?

What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your vagina?

Air or discharge: Not sure exactly what you mean. If you mean is it normal to pass a small amount of air from the vagina from time to time then the answer is yes. That is very normal. If you are passing bubbly discharge then that is not normal and may indicate an infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have occasional air bubbles in your vagina?

Is it normal to have occasional air bubbles in your vagina?

Absolutely, yes: Vaginal 'farts" are very common as air gets trapped or sucked into the vagina during strenuous exercise, movement, or intercourse. It can be "embarrassing" as you don't always realize its' "coming out" when it does, but it is an expellation that may be noisy, but odorless. (smile) ...Read more