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what happens if you have water in your lungs

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Needs more treament: Depending upon cause eg heart failure, pneumonia or poor nutrition, pt will get more tmt and f/u.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Can't move air: Can't move air and you drown.
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Water in lungs: yes
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Conscious?: If not conscious, call 911 now. If conscious, their cough reflex should take care of itself.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Divya Raj
Dr. Divya Raj answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
Water on lungs: water in the lungs is most commonly seen in congestive heart failure.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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

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