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I have left cp wall blunted in chest x ray and usg chest revealed that 140ml mild pleural effusion. i have recurrent throat pain from last 3 months and no other symptoms. what could the reason. could mild pleural effusion can be from cancer as well?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pneumonia: Remains the most common cause for pleural effusions specifically in post infectious stages, with cancer and embolism or lung clots, possible, but not as frequent. Tight follow up will be needed starting with your throat pain and specialized imaging in trying to further understand the origin of your symptoms and imaging findings.

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