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What happens if you have water in your lungs
A 36-year-old member asked:
Pulmonology 44 years experience
Needs more treament: Depending upon cause eg heart failure, pneumonia or poor nutrition, pt will get more tmt and f/u.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Family Medicine 17 years experience
You drown: Than you drown. Can't breath in water. Fish can, humans can't so far.Human lungs can't extract oxygen from water, so there is no oxygen exchange.
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A male asked:
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
I'm not exactly sure: what sensation you are describing. Of course there are serious problems that cause actual fluid build up in the lungs, which can be diagnosed by phys... Read More
1.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Pathology 29 years experience
Fluid in/around lung: "water on your lungs" can mean an excess amount of fluid accumulating in the tissues of the lung themselves (pulmonary edema) or might also mean an ac... Read More
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 52-year-old member asked:
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Not too sure: If this is because of a heart condition, then "water pills" will often do the trick. There are also some lung diseases that can also cause this. Of c... Read More
540 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Don't worry: you will normally cough if you get anything in your lungs that doesn't belong. Reasonable amounts of water should not be a problem unless you're talki... Read More
3.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 42-year-old female asked:
Periodontics 42 years experience
Conscious?: If not conscious, call 911 now. If conscious, their cough reflex should take care of itself.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 25-year-old male asked:
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Water on lungs: water in the lungs is most commonly seen in congestive heart failure.
3.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 18-year-old female asked:
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: It would be helpful to have more details such as whether you have shortness of breath, wheezing or dizziness.
I would suggest being seen by your PCP.... Read More
1.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 17-year-old male asked:
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Self limited: If you got a small part of a cookie in your lungs, it would probably cause you to cough and expel it. Otherwise it can cause some mild to moderate loc... Read More
3.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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