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Fort Knox, KY
A 34-year-old female asked:

Blood tested negative for risk of pe. have pleural effusion and atelectasis now upper left chest started burning sensation. worry?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Pleural effusion: is not normal. If persistent, have your doctor investigate atypical infection such as TB or fungus and even cancer in rare cases.
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