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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can i remove fluid from my lungs?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 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 fluid intake. Both are effective but should be done under a health care providers care.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Thoracentesis: Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys..

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