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Accumulation Of Fluid In The Pleural Cavity
What to do if I have fluid in the pleural cavity. how would you expect this to affect the process of pulmonary ventilation?
Pleural effusion: Fluid in the pleural cavity causes compression of the lung and reduces your lung capacity, thereby reducing your ventilation capacity. This is important to have checked out and treated. Depending on quantity, this may require draining some fluid for analysis. Treatment depends on cause, needs evaluation. See your doctor for advise. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pleural tubercurlosis before, the liquid is hardened on lower side of my right lung, should I concern the liquid cavity?
Need follow up: People who had TB in chest can have old scarred out area. No need to do anything unless it is large or unless you have symptoms such as fever, weight loss, pain or shortness of breath. It is possible always for someone to develop reactivation. It is important to stay healthy with good nutrition, no smoking, use of immuno-suppressive drugs etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?
Sounds pretty normal: Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about. Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation? Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given? Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions. The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was bitten in the uk by something and after a week it leaked brownish fluid with black bits when squeezed, I have a cavity. Is that cause for worry?
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