Chest tube

What is Chest tube?

A chest tube is a hollow, flexible tube in the chest. It acts like a drain. Chest tubes drain blood, fluid, or air from around your lungs.

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I am a 41 year old female. Last May I experienced a spontaneous pneumothorax on my left side that required a chest tube; I was in the hospital for...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You might be having pleural thickening.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your concern.
In my...

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the use of toradol for severe acute postoperative pain from incisional and chest tube sites from coronary artery re-vascularization. thanx, ed...

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Brief Answer:
I would not recommend Toradol.

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Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern I would say that is not...

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I fractured/smashed 4 ribs in November, had a punctured lung, and collapsed lung. Was in hospital 3 weeks and had 2 surgeries to insert tubes to...

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Brief Answer:
Buprenorphine transdermal patch

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Hi
Oconnkp
Since pain is still persisting i suggest u apply Buprenorphine...

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