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What to do if you have fluid in your lungs

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Depends: It could be infection, back up of fluid from a failing heart or lung inflammation.

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
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.
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Get it checked out.: If you are having trouble breathing, pain with deep breaths or rapid, shallow breathing then there could be several causes. You should go to the neare... Read More
A 33-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
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your bod... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
No: Sir, fluid in lung at your age not normal. Don't confuse upper respiratory issues with lung tissue or parenchyma.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Merlino
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 43 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
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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