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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Inhaled Objects

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What happens when a foreign object inhaled into the lung if it isn't taken out?

What happens when a foreign object inhaled into the lung if it isn't taken out?

A lot of things: Worst case, large enough objects can close the windpipe, cause suffocation and death. Smaller objects can cause infection, pneumonia, lung abscess, chronic cough, chronic phlegm, coughing blood, collapsed lung, recurrent fever, wheezing, chest pain ...Etc. In some cases, if small enough, nothing happens. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

Dangerous: Risks associated: infection, air trapping, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure. This is an emergency situation and you need to go to the hospital asap. ...Read more

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Could there be an inhaled object in your lung\?

Could there be an inhaled object in your lung\?

Yes.: Oftentimes patients will recognize that they have inhaled something - tooth- bug - bead-food. Sometimes they are unaware due to intoxication, dementia, anesthesia or medical illness. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs off & on nausea cold sweats anxiety seeing blurry objects flying round while verge of vomit shortness of breath &took effexor (venlafaxine) somewhat help?

For 3 yrs off & on nausea cold sweats anxiety seeing blurry objects flying round while verge of vomit shortness of breath &took effexor (venlafaxine) somewhat help?

Anxiety treatable: Anxiety is very treatable and people can enjoy a normal life. It is a process where an anxiety "regulator/antidepressant" is used to achieve that.. doctor works with patient to reach an optimal response...other meds are used as " helpers" to achieve this goal. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , when combined with medication is effective for long term prevention of recurrence Feel btter ...Read more

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These are my symptons: sore throat, neck pain, very tird, shortness of breath, & feels like a large object is sitting on my chest...

These are my symptons: sore throat, neck pain, very tird, shortness of breath, & feels like a large object is sitting on my chest...

Shortness of breath : And chest pressure are very good reasons to see a doctor. Without a history and physical exam these are vague symptoms. It could be as simple as a viral syndrome or as serious as pneumonia. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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