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Dr. Laura McMullen answered:

Is it possible for a lung to grow back? My son when he was 3 months old was diagnosed with a lung disease,in which 2\3 of his lung was removed.Is it possible for his lung to grow back?I was told by a doctor in Ann Arbor it had..

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Typically the lung itself will not regenerate, but the tissue that is left can expand to take up the space left by removing a portion of the lung. This can make it appear as though the lung has grown back on imaging such as x-rays and CT scans, but with careful examination, you can see that it is just the remaining lung tissue filling the space.
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What causes a collapses lung?

Defect in the lung

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Though most of the time when a lung collapses, it is caused by some type of trauma, there are some patients that have defects in the lung surface. These illnesses range from emphysema to lung fibrosis. there are some genetic mutations that also have been associated with weakness in the surface of the lungs. If the collapse of the lung was unprovoked, your doctor may need to do some tests.
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What causes lung disease in urban dwellers?

2ndhand smoke, etc.

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The chief cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. Nonsmoker cases are from a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution including secondhand smoke. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura or lining on the surface of the lung and diaphragm. So a combo. of pollution, smoking and other factors likely causes urban lung disease.
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What is lung disease from?

Which lung disease?

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Lots of lung diseases out there. Can you please be more specific? Thanks :-)
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What is lung disease?

Disease of lung

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Variety of diseases involved lung and its componants as respiratory system in whole. Shahzeidi, MD
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What are the symptoms of lung disease in nonsmoker?

Depends

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Lung cancer may occur in smokers or non-smokers. The symptoms are dependent on the location and extent of the cancer. It may be found when asymptomatic (no symptoms) or when very advanced an many symptoms, such as pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), seizure (brain mets), shortness of breath, etc.
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Dr. Charles Davant answered:

What lung disease is characterized by bullae?

Bullae where?

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Bullae are blisters on the skin and there are several serious systemic diseases with blisters that can involve the lungs and many other organs. You're probably asking about Bullous Emphysema where a lot of the supporting tissue is gone and there are big open areas or blebs that look like blisters on the lungs. Stop smoking.
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Is there such a thing as lung transplant?

Yes

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Over 1800 were done in the United States in 2011. Either one or both lungs are used from a deceased donor.
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Is intersitial lung disease curable?

No

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It is treatable, but not curable.
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How would I know if I have lung disease?

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Tell doc your symptoms, then do exam, probably chest ray, and sometimes pulmonary function test. you may need to see pulmonologist. See PCP first
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