A 47-year-old male asked:
Is 300 ml of lung fluid extraction is small or moderate amount as 87 yr old patient was done thoracentesis in hospital. was it needed. ?hospital was saying that fluid level was staying same even with lasix. but question is whether it was necessary ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Although 300 cc of pleural fluid is a small amount but thoracentesis is necessary if doctor wants to know the fluid content for a correct diagnosis and we call it a diagnostic procedure.
Reviewed Nov 13, 2021
A Verified Doctoranswered
52 years experience
It was absolutely necessary - at your age this is very bad
Answered Nov 12, 2021
Last updated Nov 13, 2021
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