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I also have another question what about ground glass opacity in the lung with mild atelectatic change is that good or bad?

I also have another question what about ground glass opacity in the lung with mild atelectatic change is that good or bad?

Neither: Good nor bad per se. The atelectatic change may be simply incidental and of little or no significance. There are a number of causes of ground glass opacity, and this could represent a significant finding, so best bet is to discuss the findings with your doc.

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 can patchy opacities in both lungs indicate?

What can patchy opacities in both lungs indicate?

Non-specific finding: Patchy opacities in lung fields indicate the presence of material more dense than the surrounding lung tissue (which is mostly filled with air). This is most commonly due to infections, but can also be the result of masses or inflammatory conditions. The results would need to be interpreted in conjunction with the medical history and a physical examination to determine the likely cause.

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Please explain what does ill defined opacities in lung means?

Please explain what does ill defined opacities in lung means?

Shadowy shadows: It means that the radiologist sees some hazy areas on an xray that have indistinct edges or borders. It is very nonspecific.

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What does diffuse groundglass opacities in the bilateral lung fields mean?

What does diffuse groundglass opacities in the bilateral lung fields mean?

Out of Context: Please re-submit the question and report on why the x-ray was taken and what else was included in the report.

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Ground-glass opacities in the lung, should I be worried?

Process in Evolution: GGO in the lung is usually a process that is evolving and may represent resolving infection but can also represent a neoplasm or tumor in its earliest stages. It must be evaluated and followed very closely with high resolution non-contrast CT scans every 3-6 months, depending on the clinical situation.

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis? Meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis? Meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma

Abnormal chest xray: The chest xray should be reviewed and discussed with your asthma specialist. In general if you're asthma is stable and you have no lingering chest symptoms then the xray is non specific but should be able repeated in six months.

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis? What does this mean, (asthma, coughing and flem, no fever pain in, chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesn't stop and fl

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis? What does this mean, (asthma, coughing and flem, no fever pain in, chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesn't stop and fl

Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms.

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What is inflamation of the lung?

What is inflamation of the lung?

Lung: Pneumonitis is the term used. Discuss causes with your pcp.

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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics.

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Why can't the lung regenerate?

Why can't the lung regenerate?

Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate.

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What is a hardening of the lung?

What is a hardening of the lung?

It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment.

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How does the lung undevlope lungs?

How does the lung undevlope lungs?

Re-ask question: This question is not clear. Re-ask in a different format.

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Does age effect the lung capacity?

Does age effect the lung capacity?

Yes: After age 30, everyone's lung function declines a little every year. More so if you smoke or have other lung diseases.

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Please what is the position of the lung?

Please what is the position of the lung?

Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue.

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What is the lung capacity of a smoker like?

It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out.

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Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Yes: Usually, yes... Depending on the injury, even if that lung collapses one can survive with one lung. Emergent medical/surgical care is needed.

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What will happen if you get stabbed in the lung?

Lung stabbing: It could cause a pneumothorax, a hemothorax, effect other internal organs or lead to death.

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Reasons for craving ice chips and fluid in the lung?

Pica: Pica, or the craving for ice chips can be associated with iron deficiency anemia. You should mention this to your doctor and have your iron levels checked.