Lung X-ray Examination Results; The Left Lung Hurts And The Right Lung Is Not Visible?
Night Doctor .. r nDok my brother has a right lung pain and shortness of breath, and just had a x-ray. The right lung is visible, the left lung is not visible. R nAnd your brother’s stomach is open, and if he coughs up phlegm doesn’t come out, stick to it. R nDoctors help😥
Hello Iraa Sihaloho,
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On the results of X-rays of the lungs where it is stated that the lungs are not visible, it is likely that this is called lung collapse. This condition can be caused by various conditions. Lung colpas or known in the medical world as atelectasis. This condition is where the lungs cannot expand completely so that the X-ray examination does not show any enlarged lungs that occur in normal conditions in general.
Some things that can be thought of as causes of lung collapse are as follows:
The condition of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). This condition is a long-lasting inflammation in which the airway is blocked by fluids or mucus (phlegm) so that the air flow cannot run properly and the sufferer experiences shortness of breath.
The existence of a lung infection that lasts a long time. One of them is the presence of tuberculosis infection
The presence of a tumor in the lung
There is a buildup of blood clots. For example, in an accident that causes blockage by the blood clot.
In your sister's case the above causes could have contributed to the condition that your sister is currently experiencing. However, it does not rule out the possibility of other medical conditions. Lung collapse condition will improve if the underlying medical conditions can be treated properly and appropriately. The presence of phlegm that does not come out is a source of blockage that causes symptoms of shortness of breath. Currently, it should be a suitable treatment according to the doctor who has treated your sister. The treatment that is undertaken is indeed quite long and depends on the cause, the need for hospitalization, administration of antibiotics through blood vessels, nutritional support and others will be adjusted to your brother's medical condition. Consult everything with the doctor who treats your brother.
That's what I can say, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Tiwi