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fluid on the lungs what does it mean

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It could be infection, back up of fluid from a failing heart or lung inflammation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lung infection: pneumonia is lung infection and can be caused by mostly virus or bacteria. Generally some fluid accumulation may be associated with pneumonia but some ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Aspiration: It means food gets into your lungs instead of going into the stomach. You should eat slowly, chew well, not talk while eating , and see a speech thera ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not necessary: They are heard when a person breathes in (inhales) and are believed to occur when air opens closed air spaces plus can be further described as moist, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Maghsoudi
21 years experience Cardiology
No: Not neccesarily. Obviously there should be a work up of CHF which includes blood work, echo and stress test.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Serous fluid: It is normal to have some fluid between the pleural surfaces for lubrication during chest excursions. If due to disease pattern the fluid accumulates- ... Read More
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Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
34 years experience General Surgery
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