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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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X-ray said lung nodule about 1.2 in feb, aug 1.4 2.7 suv, pet, oct 1.5ct .Has it grown or not? Could it be cancerous after 8 months?

X-ray said lung nodule about  1.2 in feb, aug 1.4 2.7 suv, pet, oct 1.5ct .Has it grown or not? Could it be cancerous after 8 months?

Yes and no: 1.2 to 1.5 cm is not a lot of change and it may be positional, but if real bear in mind that cxr and ct are 2-dimensional and the lung nodule is 3-dimensional so it may account to doubling in growth. Also see all my previous answers, blondie:). ...Read more

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She has been in a chemical environment about 2 years ago. She Still has burning,hard breating, even x ray shows lung irritation.Doctors dont know?

She has been in a chemical environment about 2 years ago.  She Still has burning,hard breating, even x ray shows  lung irritation.Doctors dont know?

Chemical Pneumonitis: Depending on what type of chemical environment and how long the exposure, you possible could have chemical pneumonitis or some sort of inhalational lung injury. I recommend going to a pulmonologist and that asks specifically about work and environment exposures. ...Read more

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Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.

Chesty cough>6wk,X-ray show lung well expanded no collapse/consolidation.licency of lung marking within both upper lobes.is it serious?clear phlegm.

Cough: Good question. If the xray is normal, it means you dont have a pneumonia. You could still have bronchitis or cough asthma as causes for the cough. You may need to see a pukmonologist ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain for several days? Went to Er, EKG normal and chest X Ray normal, lungs sound fine. This is the third time this has happened

What can cause chest pain for several days? Went to Er,  EKG normal and chest X Ray normal, lungs sound fine. This is the third time this has happened

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause? Hypertension

Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath   3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base  cause?
Hypertension

Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read more

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