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Will Collapsed Lung Inflate Over
Atelectasis (from greek: ἀτελής, "incomplete" + ἔκτασις, "extension") is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest xrays which needs to be interpreted in the ...Read more
I have a partially collapsed lung. I have had two xrays since, no improvement. What will happen if i don't get the tube to help it re-inflate?
I am just getting over a collapsed lung and might need a operation as part of my lung is fusing together can I smoke a vapour pen?
Please help me with this i'm very depressed over it. I have a collapsed lung again lingering after lifting and coughing. What can I do?
Generally yes: Spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) 5 year first recurrence rates for primary and secondary types are between 20-40%. The rate increases after a recurrence. You should be evaluated by a thoracic surgeon for possible surgical treatment. In proper candidates, vats with talc pleuradesis has up to 90-95% success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do about this? I'm very depressed over it..collapsed lung again lingering after lifting and coughing?
Does inserting a chest tube for a collapsed lung caused by a gsw immediately inflate the lung again?
Chest Tube: Inserting a chest can and usually reinflates the lung immediately. It is left in place on suction for a few days in order to let the hole/leak on the lung to heal. It is also useful for draining fluid or blood that may be present around the lung. ...Read more
Aunt has lung cancer, having chemo, rushed back to hospital throwing up blood. Ive been told good sign, means collapsed lung re-inflating. Any advise?
Who said this?: If the doctor treating her right now said this was a good sign, then it likely is. Only the doc who's treating her for this now can give a decent idea. Unless the doc has communicated this to another doc or family member. Maybe this sounds like a reasonable answer to vomiting blood to another doc, but it does not make a lot of sense to me. But, sometimes we don't remember all we were told exactly ...Read more
Yes: If the pneumothorax creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of the heart. This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This can be rapidly fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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