Pneumonia lung collapse

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Avatar n tn Fluid around the left lung is unlikely to be from collapse of the right lung. It could be from heart failure or from infection of the left lung. Mucus plugging can cause lung collapse. To find the cause his doctors may have to do a bronchoscopy. During this procedure a bronchoscope is passed through the nose into the windpipe to look into the lungs. A bronchoscope is a flexible tube with a small camera at one end. With the bronchoscope secretions can be collected for further testing.
Avatar n tn Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (lung collapse) can occur without known lung disease. The cause is unknown. It happens a lot more in thin males than others. Secondary pneumothorax occurs due to disease. The most common is COPD, but pneumonia can also cause it. So it is possible that the pneumonia led to the lung collapse, but it's not due to negligence unless they refused to treat him for the pneumonia when you brought him in.
Avatar n tn Excess fluid in the lungs causes shortness of breath, lung collapse and can increase your risk of pneumonia. The earlier you intervene with furosemide the more effective it's action. Inhalers help to open the upper airways and decrease inflammation. They do not help with excess fluid. You shoud see your doctor for more guidance on how to prevent pulmonary edema. It would be helpful to have him review your current medications. I hope this helps. keep us posted on how you are doning. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? After lung resection or lobectomy, hospital stay is usually 6 to 20 days. Deep breathing is encouraged for the first few days after surgery to help prevent pneumonia. Activity is limited and it may take a few weeks before going back to normal activities. The length of recovery depends on a variety of factors such as age, medical history,size and procedure itself. Talk to your doctor about this for proper management. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn If there is atelectasis or collapse of one lung, further evaluation may need to be done. If the doctor's diagnosis is pneumonia, this condition can be treated with antibiotics very well. The collapsed lung is usually treated and re-expanded also if the blockage of the airway has been removed. Discuss the management plan with his doctor to ease any worry. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn In addition to benign tumors there are other causes for the development of “a small mass” including infection, inflammation, collapse of a portion of a lung and clots to the lung. “How small” is also important as “masses” smaller than one inch in diameter are more likely to be benign than are larger lesions. Whatever this proves to be, it is probably the cause of the wheezing, especially if the wheeze is limited to the right lung. Sounds like his doctor has done all the right things.
Avatar f tn However it is still possible that you had pneumonia. Mild pneumonia, also called walking pneumonia, can clear up in a few days to a week. On the other hand, the original interpretation might have been in error. In all fairness to the urgent care doctor, it is not always possible to be sure if a borderline shadow, also called an infiltrate, is present or not. You should request a copy of your chest x-ray report as interpreted by the urgent care radiologist.
940391 tn?1255758976 08mm could be bipsied, but he also told me that there was a 50% chance of lung collapse with those biopsies. So I will have another ct scan the end of April, get the results early May, and that seems like an eternity to wait that long. Some of you have mentioned 6mm 12mm nodules, but I am still trying to figure out how big a mm is? He also told me that they would show up on a PET scan even if they are not that big. I have like .06mm, .08mm, .05mm so can anyone tell me how that works? if the .
Avatar f tn I had pneumonia in my left lung 3 weeks ago which was very painful. I now have completed antibiotics but still have pain in my lower rib area that is very sharp when I yawn, cough, laugh or burp. This pain is not getting better. I had an ARNP tell me she does not hear any air movement in my lower lung. I'm curious What may be causing the pain. I never had it before the pneumonia and it doesn't seem to be going away.
Avatar n tn I'm just recovering from walking pneumonia with partial lung collapse and pleural effusion, it's been three weeks now but even simple things such as talking for long periods and picking up after my kids leaves me breathless and tired. it's so frustrating especially since my pulmonologist hasn't responded to my ph. call regarding these questions. Thanks!!
Avatar n tn In December 2005, after a bad case of pneumonia, I had 2/3 of right lung removed due to a carcinoid tumor. I have since developed a terrible cough. At first drs said it was because of the surgery, now I am being told I have pneumonia in the right lung and it is beginning to collapse, again. I am currently on antibiodics, but do not seem to be getting any better. What questions or further tests should I be asking/having to get this resolved?
Avatar n tn This sill make the lining of the lung stick to the other chest wall. It will prevent your lung from collapsing. You may want to speak with your doctor regarding that. The fac that your on blood thinners may deter such a procedure however. Good luck my friend. Hope the above helped!
Avatar n tn in his lungs may enable them to narrow-down the list of most likely diagnoses, be they immunologic, infectious, anatomical or a combination of two or more of these. Recurrence of pneumonia in the same portion of lung each time would strongly suggest a congenital or acquired abnormality of that part of his lung. Good luck.
Avatar f tn In June 2007 I had a spontaneous lung collapse in my left lung apparently caused by a rapid onset, symptomless pneumonia. Starting in November I began waking up in the morning with an ache in my lungs which made it painful to inhale or exhale that took a while to clear once I got up. Now, every morning I awake in a sweat and it hurts more and more and takes longer to "clear" during the days. It now wakes me up during the night so I can only get 3-4 hours of sleep at one time.
Avatar m tn Problem is, my hubby's oxygen levels seem to remain pretty good (even when he had the first complete lung collapse) so doctors are saying his breathing is ok but he feels that his chest muscles are tired and that he is having to do deep breaths to get enough air. After shallow breathing he feels as though his lungs are empty so he has to force several deep breaths to get back to a comfortable level.
Avatar n tn Bone windows demonstrate no significant abnormalities. IMPRESSION Right middle lobe pneumonia with nonspecific 10x6mm nodular opacity in the left lower lobe..follow-up recommended o assess for resolution. Do you think this nodule could be cancer or infection from pneumonia...I have just completed z-pack 250 mg...I am really scared.
Avatar n tn You might want to ask your daughter’s pulmonary doctor if what has been interpreted as atelectasis could be lung sequestration, or if she could be having gastric reflux with aspiration causing pneumonia/atelectasis. A ventilation lung scan might give indication of a portion of under-ventilated lung, which in turn could allow for a guided bronchoscopy to rule out plugging or some form of congenital airway narrowing.
709537 tn?1232588455 {later informed pacemaker kept me alive} never had any lung problem until a car accident, apart from all the fractures to ribs, pelvis and sacrum had lung collapse, {Pneumo thorax.} Pleural effusion, acute respitory failure, pulmonary oedema, acute renal failure. Had pneumonia twice in hospital. My question is after all that; What can be done about scar tissue on lung.
Avatar n tn This may reveal an obvious mass, widening of the mediastinum (suggestive of spread to lymph nodes there), atelectasis (collapse), consolidation (pneumonia), or pleural effusion. If there are no x-ray findings but the suspicion is high (such as a heavy smoker with blood-stained sputum), bronchoscopy and/or a CT scan may provide the necessary information. Bronchoscopy or CT-guided biopsy is often used to identify the tumor type.
Avatar f tn What problems can occur during the biopsy (lung collapse, infection) or after. Not a lot of options if malignant with COPD. Also, if lung collapses won't that compromise her breathing. He then advd if it collapses they add air to re-inflate. If the nodule is malignant won't air cause it to spread. What about a cell breaking off as they are removing a biopsy, then it would spread. I just wonder if doing the needle biopsy, even if it is benign can cause her more breathing problems.
Avatar n tn Within 4 hours of the thorocentesis, she began to bleed in that pleural space, which caused her lung to collapse and now she has pneumonia. She is on a ventilator and they are trying daily to take her off of the ventilator, but she isn't taking deep enough breaths to get off of it. What can be done??? She's been on the ventilator for 7 days!! HELP!!
Avatar f tn Hi, The CT scan report states that you have some minor atelectatic (collapse-like) changes in the bases (lower portion) of the lung, without any evidence of any consolidation (pneumonia-like) features. What was the indication for the scan? What is your age? Are you a smoker? Any history of chest disease? All the best, and God Bless!
Avatar n tn i had severe pneumonia in jan this year i was incubated and was in intensive care my kidneys failed i took a severe pnemathorax lung collapse annd had septis i av severe pain in my middle back recently does this mean the pnemonia is back any advice wud be grateful thank u
Avatar n tn The possible explanations would include pneumonia due to aspiration or other causes, collapse of a lung or a portion of it, narrowing of the windpipe due to irritation from the endotracheal tube used during surgery, paralysis of one or both vocal cords, diaphragmatic paralysis, and clots to the lung, also known as pulmonary emboli. These are the most likely causes and can readily be investigated.
Avatar n tn Oh I failed to mention in addition I failed my last pft and had a parcil lung collapse in the right lobe after a surgery, last year. Hope this is helpful. If someone is going threw the same thing.
Avatar n tn tried to say it was all allergy related, but is it ok to walk around with the lung collapsed? They said possiably removing that section of the lung, but as a last resort....any opinons or experiance????
Avatar n tn But, the type of shadow that typifies infectious pneumonia can also be a sign of non-infected fluid or blood, dead lung tissue, collapse of a portion of lung, non-infectious inflammation as with aspiration of stomach acid, or even tumor. The distinction between these various possibilities is best made on the basis of clinical findings and laboratory studies and the doctor's experience. Interval just means, during the time between x-rays. Talk to his doctor.
Avatar n tn Has anyone had a lung collapse and it was caused from a lung disorder. Back in 2000 i had a small pnemathorax on the right lung and it was only 10% and no tube was needed.
Avatar m tn Recently I went to emergency room with pain in left lung when breathing. Assummed pneumonia since I had a vena cava filter installed after multiple PE found in 2010. Results of CT are as follows History: Chest pain, rule out pulmonary embolism Technique: Examination consist of pre-infusion scan obtained to localize the pulmonary artery. The postinfusion scan was performed injection of intravenous contrast. Post processed sagittal and coronal MIP reconstructed images were obtained.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your comments. I am in less pain now - getting better each day - except if I have to sneeze or cough - ouch!