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What could it mean if there is a wheeze on oonly one side of lung, which does not improve with ventolin, pf is completely normal, lung is also rattlin?

What could it mean if there is a wheeze on oonly one side of lung, which does not improve with ventolin, pf is completely normal, lung is also rattlin?

Needs evaluation: Do you have infection...Fever, cough...Sputum, what color? Blood count? Why are you on ventolin? Do you have asthma? You say that pulmonary functions (pf) are normal? Might need repeating pf? Are you a smoker? Are you taking other drugs...Bcp? Need arterial blood gas, chest x-ray and/or ct scan? Consult your doctor. Thank you.

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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I feel a pressure in my right lung in one spot and I've felt it there for months. Also very fatigued and minor wheeze. X ray clear. What could it be?

I feel a pressure in my right lung in one spot and I've felt it there for months. Also very fatigued and minor wheeze. X ray clear. What could it be?

See below: I agree, a CT scan would be the next thing to check. Also, it's possible it's not your lung. It may be musculoskeletal. And it may be completely unrelated to your wheezing.

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Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?

Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?

Go get evaluated: If you are feeling so bad with wheezing and you can tell the side of rattling of lung, you could have a pneumonia. It is best for you to be evaluated, go to er or urgent care so you can be treated appropriately.

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2 weeks of flu and really bad cough one week of antibiotic I still have wheezing feeling in my chest before I cough my air way don't feel clear help?

2 weeks of flu and really bad cough one week of antibiotic I still have wheezing feeling in my chest before I cough my air way don't feel clear help?

Cough: Usually, antibiotics are not indicated in the flu. The persistant cough and wheezing are the hallmarks of a viral infection. Sometimes, these viral infections can become super-infected with bacteria, and in the lungs, this can be pneumonia and/or bronchitis. Best to re-visit you doctor for a work up of the problem.

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I get tight lungs and I wheeze a lot but I don't cough often what is this?

I get tight lungs and I wheeze a lot but I don't cough often what is this?

Asthma: Chest tightness and wheezing are typical presentations of asthma. With your current symptoms, I would suggest you seek medical attention right away.

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What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing, clean out lungs, increase lung capacity?

What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing, clean out lungs, increase lung capacity?

See allergist: You cannot increase your lung capacity at your age. If you have frequent wheezing and a productive cough, you should consult an allergist. You cannot fight this battle alone.

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For about a yr I have had a wheezing sensation in my back and it varies in location. Pcp ruled out lungs. What else could it be?

For about a yr I have had a wheezing sensation in my back and it varies in location. Pcp ruled out lungs. What else could it be?

Wheezing: Wheezing would be a lung phenomenon so it's hard to guess what else it could be - particularly if it's not localized. Probably one of those things you would have to show you doctor while it's happening (and that can be tough if it's intermittent). May be worth a second opinion if it's troublesome or worsening. Hope this helps!

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Have not been sick, but feel a weird wheeze/gurgle in my left side occasionally when breathing in. Dr said my lungs sou d clear. What could it be?

Wheeze: You may have some mild mucus accumulation or mild intermittent spasm in a bronchial tube on that side that wasn't present when you were examined. If symptoms persist or worsen I recommend reexamination by your physician but your symptoms are mild and may resolve spontaneously.

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I just notice than when I twist my body a sound like "wheezing" or "hissing" comes deep from my body, specially with the moth open. I guess is from the lungs. Is that normal??

I just notice than when I twist my body a sound like "wheezing" or "hissing" comes deep from my body, specially with the moth open. I guess is from the lungs. Is that normal??

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine where the sound is coming from. Sounds come from turbulent movement of fluid or air. Movement of air in the gut or expelling of air trapped in the lungs from asthma or COPD (smoking is the common cause of COPD) can cause all sorts of sounds. Gut noise without pain/symptoms typically is not a sign of problems. Wheezing from lungs is not normal, and needs exam.

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My 4 year old child is wheezing in his lungs. What should we do?

My 4 year old child is wheezing in his lungs. What should we do?

See below: Not allowed to give advice about specific patients with medical problems on healthtap.

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I have a weird wheezing sensation in my back for months. I know for sure it's not my lungs. Any ideas. It's just a sensation. Lungs r clear?

I have a weird wheezing sensation in my back for months. I know for sure it's not my lungs. Any ideas. It's just a sensation. Lungs r clear?

Hard to tell: It's hard to tell what a "weird wheezing sensation" might be. An evaluation can help, because the doctor can listen to the heart and lungs while the patient is breathing in and out, and while the patient is lying down, sitting up, or standing up. Wheezing is the noise made when air flows out of the lungs, traveling through bronchi and bronchioles when they have mucus or some other obstruction.

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When I breathe, my lungs make a wheezing sound?

When I breathe, my lungs make a wheezing sound?

Have it checked out: You need a bit of a tune up. Don't put it off. You'll be glad you got this taken care of right away. If your short of breath too why not have it looked at tonight.

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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.

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Could problems in resp. System (problems in lungs specifically) cause vomiting even when there's no apparent wheezing/coughing?

Could problems in resp. System (problems in lungs specifically) cause vomiting even when there's no apparent wheezing/coughing?

Yes and no: Ig you are having severe cough due to respiratory illness, then that could lead to vomiting. But it is better you consult a doctor to evaluate both respiratory problem and vomiting.

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more