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Fluid in the lungs

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Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 43 years experience
Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic proce... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Pulmonary edema.: Pulmonary edema is a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. Fluid collects in the tiny air sacs (alveoli), making it difficult to breathe. T... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Hospital-based practice 24 years experience
Fluid around lungs: Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral val... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Lots: Anything that causes inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia, smoke inhalation, congestive heart failure, etc) will produce a sound like water moving in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 43 years experience
Get examined!: Persons who are 88 vary widely in their overall medical condition. What some persons can easily tolerate can be devastating in others. A complete eva... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
LO salt, need help!: Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to many causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with w... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: It is not safe to smoke with fluid in the lungs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 31 years experience
R/o cardiomyopathy: If i hear fluid in lung in new mom, the first thing that needs to be excluded is a post partum cardiomyopathy. Ask to get an echocardiogram. Other c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Pica: Pica, or the craving for ice chips can be associated with iron deficiency anemia. You should mention this to your doctor and have your iron levels ch... Read More

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