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I have a small BLEB on my Lung apices. I would like to know

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I have a small BLEB on my Lung apices. I would like to know what causes this sort of thing?
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Blebs are small areas of the lung where blisters can form -- these are lung spaces that are abnormally large and filled with air (not part of the regular lung).

Many people can have a small bleb in their lungs normally.

Other people develop these blebs as a result of a lung disease, like COPD / emphysema, or other lung diseases. But this is more of a concern when your entire lung is filled with blebs, or has multiple blebs (and larger called bullae).

But in your case -- a bleb in the lung apices -- is where it is usually found, and not anything to be alarmed about. (It does put you at a higher risk of spontaneous pneumothorax, though that risk is still small as well).
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