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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When I Hear A Noise In My Lung

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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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My question concerns the lungs. With my stethoscope, I hear normal airflow in L lung, and nothing in R lung. What does this mean?

My question concerns the lungs. With my stethoscope, I hear normal airflow in L lung, and nothing in R lung. What does this mean?

Could be: a number of issues including "water on the lung" (=PLEURAL EFFUSION) or AIR around the lung (=PNEUMOTHORAX) or NOTHING AT ALL! STOP being your own Doctor! Find out! Have this evaluated by a Health Care Professional Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean if I hear a wheeze sound when I breathe? Is something wrong with my lungs?

What does it mean if I hear a wheeze sound when I breathe? Is something wrong with my lungs?

From airways: Wheezing is usually due to something narrowing the airways, either from congestion, asthma, bronchitis, or a tumor either compressing the airways or else blocking the opening of the airway. ...Read more

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If you smoked as a teen and quit by age 23, do the lungs ever totally heal? I hear so many conflicting things, i would really like to know the truth!

Long term follow up: Smoking for a number of years unfortunately does have long term potential consequences. If you notice any respiratory symptoms such as a prolonged cough, blood tinged sputum, weight loss, fevers or chest pain, please see your doctor. A chest radiograph is usually one of the first initial test after a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What's best to use for a cough when i breath II can hear my lungs rattle?

What's best to use for a cough when i breath II can hear my lungs rattle?

See a doctor: The best option is to see a doctor and make sure it is not pneumonia which would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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I hear a whizzing like sound when breathing while sitting(only sitting) but apparently its not my lungs cause i got it fully checked. what can it be?

I hear a whizzing like sound when breathing while sitting(only sitting) but apparently its not my lungs cause i got it fully checked. what can it be?

Probably fine: It is possible that the whizzing sound is from your nose or throat. If you do not feel short of breath, dizzy, chest pain or have a cough, it might just be that you have nasal congestion or or large tonsils. ...Read more