Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

When inserting a subclavian port for chemo, is it possible…

Customer Question
When inserting a subclavian...

When inserting a subclavian port for chemo, is it possible to collapse a lung?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My daughter was admitted to hospital for this condition and I am a retired nurse and I have never heard of this

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Malignancy in colon, temporary colostomy, 34 yrs old and never been sick

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

Of course

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
10/4/2017
Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago
Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 1,132
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience
Verified
Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician and I am happy to help you. Lung collapse, or pneumothorax, as a result of a subclavian port insertion is a possible complication of the procedure but not very common. For instance, one study of 1000 subclavian port insertions saw a total of 12 pneumothorax occurrences. In case of such an occurrence, providers doing the procedure are well trained to respond and address it quickly.Do you have any other questions or concerns I can help with?
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago
If you have no further questions, please click the button to accept the answer and conclude our interaction. I would also appreciate the kindness of a positive review. Thank you
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Richard Han Your Own Question
Richard Han
Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 1,132
1,132 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience

Richard Han is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,303 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I just had a breast cancer surgery and my first chemo 2
I just had a breast cancer surgery and my first chemo 2 weeks ago. A port was inserted and that area seems to have got infected. My doctor has prescribed me antibiotics for 5 days and isn't removing t… read more
Eric Goldstein
Eric Goldstein
MD
MD
392 satisfied customers
My wife's artificial knee joint has been infected for the
My wife's artificial knee joint has been infected for the past month. She is on her third antibiotic and this seems to be helping a little. The oncologist has now stopped my wife's chemotherapy for fo… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
I was told recently that I have enlarged mediastinal on CT
I was told recently that I have enlarged mediastinal on CT with angiogram. I am 70 years old mother died with lymphoma and father died with colon and later lung. I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago with lymphoc… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
My sister was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. The tumor was
My sister was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. The tumor was approx. the size of a large lemon. They removed it and she required a resection with a colostomy. During the tumor removal the surgeon managed … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
Post-Doctoral Degree
14,303 satisfied customers
I was admitted in the hospital for an acute asthma attack. 2
hello, i was admitted in the hospital for an acute asthma attack. 2 sets of xrays were taken- preliminary result said questionable hilar fullness may represent vascular prominence verses adenopathy an… read more
IMDR06
IMDR06
Attending Physician
Doctoral Degree
1,453 satisfied customers
My husband had a bowel resect and colostomy a month ago.
My husband had a bowel resect and colostomy a month ago. Overdosed on oxygen during surgery, od on co2, and BiPaped and sent home too early. Readmitted 4 days later, Congestive heart failure and pneum… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,159 satisfied customers
My step-daughter, Sri Lankan (English adoptive mother), 21,
My step-daughter, Sri Lankan (English adoptive mother), 21, COLLAPSED AT NURSING HOME WHERE SHE WORKS. Pain through body since last night, sweating, can't feel arms or legs, has had spontaneous bruisi… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctoral Degree
505 satisfied customers
My dad has lung cancer and was told that in Jan of this
My dad has lung cancer and was told that in Jan of this year. He also has leukimea.Hes 90 yrs. old.He was on chemo for awhile for his lung cancer about 6 treatments then they decided to give chemo for… read more
Dr.Hussey
Dr.Hussey
General Physician
years of experince in med and surg
2,067 satisfied customers
My Dad just got out of the hospital because he had a
My Dad just got out of the hospital because he had a ruptured bleb that collapsed his lungs. We were wondering what the mortality rate was for this. A chest tube was inserted and removed in 24 hours. … read more
Doctor Ellis
Doctor Ellis
Family Physician
Doctoral Degree
876 satisfied customers
My wife has early onset alzheimers disease, she is 56 yrs
my wife has early onset alzheimers disease, she is 56 yrs old. She needs to have surgery for diverticulitis. Her neurologists told us that under no circumstances can she go under general anesthesia. W… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
private practice of Internal Medicine
Doctoral Degree
3,466 satisfied customers
I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT SHORT AND SWEET... I AM 47 YEARS OLD
I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT SHORT AND SWEET... I AM 47 YEARS OLD WITH A DX. OF MS AMONG OTHER THINGS. MY QUESTION IS ....I HAD A PORT A CATH PLACED AT LT. SUBCLAVIN FOR 6 YEARS CAUSING 100% SCAR TISSUE IN S… read more
IVY MD
IVY MD
Doctoral Degree
1,696 satisfied customers
Four years ago my daughter had breast cancer. They took her
four years ago my daughter had breast cancer. They took her port out over two weeks ago, and right away she got sick. She is extremely tired (can hardly walk) no appetite, lost alot of weight and cann… read more
Dr. Stan
Dr. Stan
Medical Physician and Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
2,652 satisfied customers
My dad has just be diagnosed with: Malignant neoplasm,
My dad has just be diagnosed with: Malignant neoplasm, probable carcinoma: diagnostic tissue obtained. Lymph node, right paratracheal, excisional biopsy with frozen section sent to California. Results… read more
Doctor Marcus
Doctor Marcus
Asst Professor of Emergency Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,288 satisfied customers
My brother is in hospital, his lung had collasped because
My brother is in hospital, his lung had collasped because there was a build up of fluid outside the lung. He had a drain inserted and they have removed alot of fluid and thankfully the lung has reinfl… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
7,795 satisfied customers
I am getting chemotherapy for colon cancer and have an
I am getting chemotherapy for colon cancer and have an infusion port. What are the symptoms of a faulty or leaky port? I am having severe pain in my shoulder area above the port and my doctor can't fi… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
M.D. in Neurosurgery
Doctoral Degree
5,370 satisfied customers
My son was resently admitted into the hospital because he
My son was resently admitted into the hospital because he was diagnosed with some form of artiritis where it affected his whole body and left him in a lot of crippling pain. They released him from the… read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,613 satisfied customers
Requesting Dr. Sivak, medical oncologist for this question.
Requesting Dr. Sivak, medical oncologist for this question. I spoke to you before about the chemo I am about to have. I want more infor regarding the "port" they are installing in my chest wall. I am … read more
Louise Sivak
Louise Sivak
Pediatrician
Doctoral Degree
138 satisfied customers
My 74 yr. old father suffered a perforated bowel 7 days ago.
My 74 yr. old father suffered a perforated bowel 7 days ago. Emergency surgery was performed and 3/4 of his colon was removed. He has been in ICU for 7 days now with a fever they can't bring down even… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x