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What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..

CT scan. Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. Read more...

I got small to moderately size hydropneumothorax with compressive atelectasis of the right lower lobe, is it risky when I fly back home. Duration of flight is 3-1/2 hours?

Maybe . It would depend on why this occurred. Changes in cabin pressure might cause an effect on the size of the pneumothorax part which may increase symptoms. I suggest talking to your doctor before making a long trip. Read more...

I ve cough and focal atelectasis in left lower lobe[where I ve bronchiectasis], chest physio has not helped, please advice what next steps can be to fix it?

Bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is a result of lung tissue destruction. Lung excercise might help but you would need to see a lung specialist to find out the etiology of your problem. Treating the underlying disease would prevent further lung destruction or worsening bronchiectasis and improve your lung function. Many things can present that way. Both allergist and pulmonilogist are well versed in this condition. Read more...

Ct shows mild atelectasis right middle lobe and bilateral lower lobes as well as a few 4mm nodules left lower lobe. Should I be seen asap?

No. These findings do not require urgent management. Atelectasis just means small areas of lung do not have enough air in them which can be due to your history of asthma. 4mm nodules are usually benign but require a 12mo follow-up if you have no smoking history or 6mo follow-up if you've ever smoked. Read more...

Is there a suction device that drs or patient having bronciectasis alongside atelectasis can use to suck mucous out of lungs esp if its in lower lobe?

Postural drainage! Good morning, mucus in the lungs indicates an ongoing infection or inflammation of the airway and lung tissues. Structural changes associated with bronchiectasis lead to pool of mucus. Getting rid of the mucus makes the patients feel better. Use of nebulizers which can deliver moisture into the airway help to dilute the mucus and facilitate the drainage. Respiratory therapists can help you. Read more...