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what causes fluid around lungs

A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many viruses can: Viruses such as adenovirus, coxsackieviruses, cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, influenza, mumps, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, etc.. ... Read More

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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to at ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural e ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Merlino
40 years experience Internal Medicine
FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LU ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
aspiration: Some people have trouble swallowing, usually related in children to structural abnorm., neuromuscular insufficiency, developmental delay, gastroesopha ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: It can be many things, sounds like may be mild asthma, but can be more dangerous things so would have it checked out by a doctor.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fluid: Congestive heart failure, pneumonia, protein deficiency are but three, there are more possibilities
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Regular aspiration. : Anatomic abnormalities can cause this. Good idea to have this evaluated with a nasopharyngoscope.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes, possible : This is called aspiration. A massive aspiration event could cause drowning and death. More often, small amounts of repeated aspiration lead to a pneum ... Read More
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