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Resolution for partial lung collapse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Dear User, You have started the test chat with our doctor. The duration of the test chat is 5 minutes. After the trial period, you will be redirected to the Payment page
User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have soem chest pain while breathing
Doctor :   since how long
Doctor :   do you have cough as well?
User :   see had a lung surgery 20 years ago
Doctor :   ok]
User :   on left side
Doctor :   lobectomy isit]
User :   i took CT scan
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have cough now
User :   its showing some honey combining
User :   partially collaps lung
User :   i dont have cough problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   just sweet pain
Doctor :   ok
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User :   what is Honey combining
User :   Age 27
User :   XXX
Doctor :   Regardless of the etiology for restrictive lung diseases, many eventually lead to extensive fibrosis. The gross appearance, as seen here in a patient with organizing diffuse alveolar damage, is known as "honeycomb" lung because of the appearance of the irregular air spaces between bands of dense fibrous connective tissue

User :   HI
Doctor :   hi
User :   got disconnected
Doctor :   ok
User :   plz tell how it can be resolve
User :   will it create problem
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   do u have ct scan report with you]
Doctor :   if ur smoker u need to quit
User :   at home
Doctor :   treatment depends on the cause
Doctor :   and severity and progress of the disease
Doctor :   also depends on the cause
User :   and there is written partially collaps
User :   what is this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   lung collapse
Doctor :   it would be better if u can chat with the report
Doctor :   we cannot speculate
User :   this is also problem ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   what is the resolution
User :   it can resolve through medicin or through surguery
Doctor :   it depends on the severity and the cause
Doctor :   clinical examination followed by the reports
Doctor :   can only tell what is good in ur case
Doctor :   we cannot speculate
User :   can you tell me to prevent Honey combining
Doctor :   honey combing pattern is seen on ct
Doctor :   it is not disease
Doctor :   there are causes of lung disease
Doctor :   it depends on the cause as i told you
User :   it can be increase ?
Doctor :   yes it can be progressive
Doctor :   it would be helpful for us to give the extact reason with ct scan report
Doctor :   please do mail us all the reports u have
Doctor :   once i go through ur medical reports
User :   I had pneumonia at my child age
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will be in a better position to tell u what exactly is the problem
Doctor :   and can be done
Doctor :   in ur case
User :   then doctor said that your left lung has some problem we need to cut a small part
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so doctor suggested lobectomy
User :   it happened 20 years ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   since that time till now ..ia m fine
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i am having littile pain in my chest
Doctor :   any other medical problems u have
User :   thats why i had CT sacn
Doctor :   other than this
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing
User :   i am fit
Doctor :   ok
User :   just warried about those thing
Doctor :   are you taking any medicine as of now
User :   i am also doing lung exciercise
Doctor :   for this
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
User :   if u see my x-ray..then left lung is not full
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   part of it has been removed isit
User :   correct
Doctor :   that is called lobectomy
Doctor :   which u under went 20 years back
Doctor :   now u have chest pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   for which u under went Ct scan chest
User :   yes
Doctor :   there is one condition called intestial lung disease where in honey comb lung formation is seen on ct scan so also in chronic restritive airway disease
Doctor :   bronchietasis will show honey comb pattern, commonly seen in case of smokers
Doctor :   if u can write to us with all ur report and put ur query
Doctor :   we will discuss with our panel of experts in chest medicine
Doctor :   and get back to you in detail
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can write to us at YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok
User :   any charges
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   u have already made payment
Doctor :   we will happy to help with ur problem
User :   ok..u want only sacn copy of report
Doctor :   report of the scan along with any blood tests done recently
Doctor :   would help us
Doctor :   in arrive at possible diagnosis
User :   actually i dont have other test
User :   i am in XXX
Doctor :   ok
User :   I gone through medical checkup before 4 month
User :   while coming here
Doctor :   ok
User :   every thing was fine
Doctor :   anytime did the doctor do lung function test
Doctor :   in ur case
Doctor :   it will help us asses how much of the healthy lung
Doctor :   is
User :   i have done those testing
User :   PFT
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   pulmonary function test
User :   it was below that normal
User :   mild some thing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please do send this report as well
User :   becoz of i dont have full lung
Doctor :   and all the medical records u have so far
User :   yes..but that is in India
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   u can send us all the reports u have as of now
User : u have any idea as per ur exp..about problem
Doctor :   it could be chronic restrictive lung disease or instestial lung disease post lobectomy
User :   after surgery, i though now every thing will be fine
Doctor :   i can only speculate
User :   what is chest tube
Doctor :   there are many conditions will present
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   with honey comb appearance
User :   actually i dont want to again surgery kind of thing
Doctor :   A chest tube (chest drain or tube thoracostomy) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the side of the chest into the pleural space
Doctor :   this is called intercostal chest drain
Doctor :   or ICD tube
Doctor :   it is used to drain blood or pus or air which is accumulated in the lungs
User :   in my case ..will it needed chest tube
Doctor :   if there is partial collapse of lung
Doctor :   then they might consider it
User :   what is the cost of this surgery
Doctor :   lobectomy isit?
Doctor :   or ICD insertion
User :   mns chest tube
Doctor :   ICD tube insertion can be done in out patient basis
Doctor :   but iam not sure if it done in the US same way
Doctor :   i mean in OPD itself
Doctor :   in india
Doctor :   it costs
User :   without surgery to remove partial collaps lung
Doctor :   this is first measure they do
Doctor :   to prevent lung collapse
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
User :   can be re-expand my lung through excercise
Doctor :   yes it can done
Doctor :   once they insert the tube
Doctor :   they ask u to exercise
Doctor :   to re expand the lungs
User :   without tube its not possible
Doctor :   if this fails
Doctor :   surgery might be needed
Doctor :   it need to done to prevent lung collapse
User :   cost
User :   ?
Doctor :   it is done on opd basis
Doctor :   cost is nominal in india
Doctor :   iam not aware of exact or approx cost in US
User :   in india
User :   ?
User :   below XXX
Doctor :   it is done on opd basis
User :   ok
User :   Surgery is only option ?
Doctor :   2-3k in india
Doctor :   surgery is last option
User :   can treat through medicin
Doctor :   ICD tube insertion is one option
Doctor :   if that fails
Doctor :   surgery is the next best option left
User :   ICD tube is also kind of surgery?
Doctor :   no it is inserted in out patient basis
Doctor :   this is minor surgical procedure
User :   out patient ?
Doctor :   in doctors office itself
Doctor :   u need not get admitted for this procedure
User :   ok
User :   i will send my plz also consult with your Sr.
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts
User :   and let me know what is better idea
Doctor :   sure we will let u know the best possible option and possible diagnosis
User :   what is your name
Doctor :   Dr.XXX
User :   ok..i will mention you name in mail
User :   XXX your name
Doctor :   sure u can
User :   thanks and bye
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   bey for now
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