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What does having a barrel chest mean?

What does having a barrel chest mean?

Shape of chest: A "barrel chest" is the change in shape of a chest due to emphysema. When the lungs get destroyed from smoking (most often), it is hard to blow the air out of the lungs, which causes the lungs to get bigger with the trapped air. Thus, the chest changes shape to look like a "barrel.". ...Read more

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What does chest pain mean in a teenager ?

What does chest pain mean in a teenager ?

Chest pain: Most chest pain in teenagers is cause by chest wall muscles or bones and is harmless. You can confirm that by pressing the area with your hand and if the pain is cause by pressing you have confirm it. However, rarely the pains can be caused by rare lung or heart diseases, so if the pain is not reproduced by pressing on the chest wall, you should see your doc and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

What does it mean to have a chest cold? Does this mean that something is wrong with my lungs?

Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read more

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What does it mean wheb you have chest pains?

What does it mean wheb you have chest pains?

Chest pain: It means something is either inflammed or not getting enough blood supply, so either way you should never take chest pains lightly until you have been seen and a diagnosis and treatment nailed down for you. ...Read more

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Does having big chest mean having thick penis?

Does having big chest mean having thick penis?

No.: There is no known medical correlation / link between chest size and penis size. A person with a large chest could have a small, medium, or large sized penis, and the size of the chest does not correspond to the size of the genitals. Each person has a unique anatomy. ...Read more

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What does having a large rib cage mean?

What does having a large rib cage mean?

Usually nothing un-: -less you suffer from chronic lung disease. Check your family history & see if it runs in your family. If no respiratory symptoms, may be genetics. If symptomatic get in touch with a pulmonolgist (sp). Cheaper way is to see your PCP for evaluation & get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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What does having shortness of breath actually mean?

What does having shortness of breath actually mean?

Shortness of breath: We increase our rate and depth of breathing when our body needs more oxygen to be delivered to the tissues. This happens with rest or when anemia or heart failure or low oxygen environment produces a supply deficit. Shortness of breath is the sensation of working to breath in enough air to satisfy the body's demand for oxygen. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have some chest pain between my boobs?

Do not ignore: The range of causes goes from innocent to very serious. Please consult for doctor now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

Heart Issues?: This can be from something as simple as too much caffeine to a more serious issue such as heart problems. I'd get that checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i get heart arithmia and tightness in the chest?

What does it mean when i get heart arithmia and tightness in the chest?

Arrhythmias : Fast heart rates can cause chest discomfort if you are very symptomatic see your doc about need for meds. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have lymphadenopathy on chest x-ray?

What does it mean to have lymphadenopathy on chest x-ray?

Several causes: Lymphadenopathy can be due to both benign and malignant causes. Benign causes include sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other disorders. Cancer or lymphoma can cause lymphadenopathy. This needs to be further evaluated by a physical examination, possibly a ct scan, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

What does it mean to have blue extremities? Does that mean that I have a lung problem?

No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type illnesses that can cause the extremities to appear blue or black. It is best to show your healthcare provider this problem to help determine why it is happening. ...Read more

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Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Probably not...: Cheat pain is not a typical symptom of pulmonary fibrosis. See your doctor to evaluate any chest pain so that it can be treated and so cardiac etiologies can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What does shortness of breath mean when I run?

What does shortness of breath mean when I run?

Normal: The normal limiting factor for all mammals when exercising is they reach the limit of their heart's ability to increase the supply of oxygenated blood delivered to the muscles performing exercise. As we approach this normal physiologic limit, our tissues switch from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism producing an oxygen debt which must be repaid and causes the sensation of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What does it mean while having sex theres a leak?

What does it mean while having sex theres a leak?

Vaginal fluids: And even ejaculate may leak from the vagina during sex. This does not mean that there is a problem. ...Read more

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What does this mean from a ekg?

What does this mean from a ekg?

More info: Your question does not include the ekg finding you are concerned about. Please resubmit your question with more information, and we will be glad to try to answer it. ...Read more