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is fluid in the lungs dangerous

A 32-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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Suggest a CT: scan of the chest but your primary care doctor has to be involved. Best wishes.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Further workup: Your blood sugar is too high. Get further evalaution for diabetes. Pleural effusions can cause pleuritis, an inflammation of the sac around the lungs. ... Read More
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Dr. Medhat Elamir
43 years experience Family Medicine
Xray will get better: you will get better before exray will get better. your doctor will ask you to either ask you to continue education later.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It can: Pleural effusion i fluid collection in the space around the lungs. There are many causes. The fluid can compress the lung making it difficult to bre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: The pleural fluid will exert push against the lung tissue at all phases of respiration but more noticeably it is a pressure against which the lung has ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Effusion appears due to infection, but also when you not taking deep breaths. So, even if infection one on one side, it's hard to take breath all tog ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Probably normal: These changes are typical after pneumonia, but should resolve within 6-12 weeks. Ask whomever was treating you for the pneumonia about the need for a ... Read More
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