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What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

Unpredictable: Lungs may fail with shortness of breath and blue skin. Right side of heart may fail with shortness of breath and fluid overload. Bain metastasis may cause headache or coma. Infection may be sudden and cause padding in hours. Cherish each day. Discuss her wishes for the last days. I m glad you had one another. ...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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When were iron lungs last used?

When were iron lungs last used?

Still in use: The iron lung encloses the chest and provides negative pressure causing the chest to expand and air to flow in through the nose and mouth. Iron lungs have been used since 1927 mostly during the polio epidemics. A cuirass ventilator is a modern iron lung enclosing just the chest and is wearable unlike the iron lung. Positive pressure ventilation is used today unless contraindicated. ...Read more

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I had a partial lung removed and last scan showed a couple of no duals on the other lung what are the chance of these been maligned?

I had a partial lung removed  and last scan showed a couple of no duals  on the other lung what are the chance of these been maligned?

What was pathology?: Hi. What was the pathology on the lung tissue that was removed? Was it cancer? If so, was it metastatic or a lung primary? If it was metastatic cancer in the removed lung, other mets are not unlikely. There are benign lung nodules, so knowing what was removed would be helpful to us in trying to advise you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I smoke too much from last 3 yrs.I want to quit it bt cannot.And how can I make lungs clean again and too much cough is also coming when i cough?

I smoke too much from last 3 yrs.I want to quit it bt cannot.And how can I make lungs clean again and too much cough is also coming when i cough?

Get assistance: Need to quit. Need professional help & treatmernt for both drug dependency & a bronchitic component before is not too late. ...Read more

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18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?

18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?

Question is unclear: Surgery a year ago would not necessarily compromise babies lungs. Regardless, unless the baby breathed in a cloud of talcum powder it is unlikely to cause problems. Babies can develop a transient bronchitis like response to such an event but it generally passes within 2 wks. I don't recommend powders for that reason. ...Read more

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One of my lungs hurt slightly when i breath deep, its been happening since last night but it hasnt gotten worse just hurt a little and i work outside?

One of my lungs hurt slightly when i breath deep, its been happening since last night but it hasnt gotten worse just hurt a little and i work outside?

Pain: if you work outdoors and it is cold possibly the pain is coming from the muscles of the chest wall, or if you lift heavy objects you can have muscular pain. it does not sound anything serious, take a pain pill and see if that helps you ...Read more

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How long should baby lung steoids last?

How long should baby lung steoids last?

Question confusing: Ob's may give moms in premature labor steroids briefly to push along babies lung maturity, i'm not aware of any lung steroids given to babies after birth. If your ? Is how long the effect of the earlier dose would help, no one knows.You may be confusing steroids with surfactant, an artificial agent given to premi's with rds, that is sometimes repeated if sx continue. ...Read more

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