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moderate pleural effusion

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Pleural effusions: Pleural effusions are not normal. You need an echo to see if your heart function/structure is compromised That will dictate management of your card ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Fluid: Pleural effusion is fluid build up around the lung. If the fluid is large it can compress the lung. Fluid build up around the lung can come from pneum ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Depends on cause of which there are many: pneumonia, cancer, heart failure, pulmonary embolism and more. Needs full evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
They can be: If they are large or if they build up quickly. If either of these happen, patients can become very short of breath and potentially have to be placed ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Collection of fluid: Plural cavity ( the space around lungs) normally will have very small amount fluid for lubrication around the lungs and chest wall. When detectable a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Depends on ethiology. Provide more information about context and severity to provide specific answer.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
43 years experience Family Medicine
Radiology: Pleural effusion can be suggested on physical exam and can be diagnosed by chest x-ray, ct scan, mri, ultrasound or thoracentesis.
A 29-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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Fluid: Pleural effusion is a build up of fluid around the lung, and can compress the lung & cause breathing difficulty. The fluid can occur from heart failur ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ethiology: Need to determine the ethiology before i can tell you the treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Chest fluid: The pleural space is inside the chest and outside the lung. The space usually has a small amount of natural fluid as lubricant for the lung -visceral ... Read More

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