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what to do if you have fluid in your lungs

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It could be infection, back up of fluid from a failing heart or lung inflammation.

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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Depends on volume: With large volumes of fluid inside or outside of your lungs you feel short of breath especially when lying flat on your back.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No urine output: When the kidneys fail, the body loses the ability to excrete urine. Therefore a person in kidney failure who drinks fluid will not be able to excrete ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
No: Sir, fluid in lung at your age not normal. Don't confuse upper respiratory issues with lung tissue or parenchyma.
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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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Multiple ways: Excess fluid in the lungs can be removed with water pills known as diuretics. Lasix (furosemide) is an example. You could also try decreasing our fl ... 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
42 years experience Medical Oncology
Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic proce ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
About 4 cups...: 1000 cc of fluid is the same as 1000 ml. If you convert ml to us cups (like a measuring cup used in the kitchen for cooking), then this volume of flu ... Read More

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