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fetal pleural effusion causes

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Can be.: If fetus has pleural effusion, can affect development of the lungs. If mother has pleural effusion, can affect mom's breathing and getting oxygen to t ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Management: There are a number of conditions which may cause fetal pleural effusions . Among these are pulmonary disease, cardiac dysfunction and an autoimmune r ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Types of effusion: Pleural effusion is fluid in the space between lungs/chest well. The next step is to ask what kind of fluid is it . 2 types generally are 1: transudat ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many: Cancer, pneumonia, trauma, liver disease, kidney disease, radiation, esophageal problem, other infection, pancreatitis, etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
From the lining : The lethal mesothelioma develops from the lining of chest wall , the tumor secrets fluid , resulting the pleural effusion.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any cancer in lung: Any cancer that originates in the lung or spreads to lung from other organs can cause pleural effusion. Other than primary lung cancer, cancers from i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not likely: There are many possible causes of ascites with/without a small pleural effusion. Fibroids are not high on the list.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: It is usually an infection with pus, could be due to any number of bacteria.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation : The potential space between chest wall and lungs has thin lining--- the pleura , chest wall lining the parietal pleura is very sensitive any inflamma ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible...: It is possible for kidney disease to cause a pleural effusion. If fluid builds up in the body due to renal failure, then it is possible for a pleural ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Leaky lungs: The pulmonary lymphatic system can hold about 4 liters of fluid per lung (8 liters total) before they start to leak. In heart failure, there is back ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Asthma won't cause a pleural effusion.

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