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Doctor insights on: Accumulation Of Fluid In The Pleural Cavity

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What to do if I have fluid in the pleural cavity. how would you expect this to affect the process of pulmonary ventilation?

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

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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What are cures for pleural cavity disorders?

What are cures for pleural cavity disorders?

Depends: The cause of the problem determines the treatment.Depends if it is due to an infectious process, trauma or autoimmune. ...Read more

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How can you restore a punctured pleural cavity with a collapsed lung?

How can you restore a punctured pleural cavity with a collapsed lung?

Wound healing: Like any wound, there is healing. We try to normalize the presses and allow wound healing in the process to enable breathing. ...Read more

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What exactly are the peritoneal, pleural and pericardial cavities?

What exactly are the peritoneal, pleural and pericardial cavities?

Sacs around organs: The peritoneal cavity is the area in your abdomen where your stomach, intestines and glands are located. The pleural cavity holds the lungs and the pericardial cavity surrounds the heart. ...Read more

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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 more

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Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?

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 more

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Fluid in my endometrial cavity, what to do?

Fluid in my endometrial cavity, what to do?

It depends on: the amount of fluid. Small amounts can be normal, depending on your cycle. Large amounts are abnormal. Speak with your doctor about the significance of the fluid in your case. ...Read more

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What is considered a "moderate degree" of free fluid in the intraperitoneal cavity?

What is considered a "moderate degree" of free fluid in the  intraperitoneal cavity?

Ascites: It is easily detectable and causing distension of belly. For more information , refer to https://patient.info/in/doctor/ascites ...Read more

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What could cause fluid in chest cavity?

What could cause fluid in chest cavity?

Check out this link: Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/pleural-effusion-symptoms-causes-treatments.

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Very early u/s at 3w 4d, baby not visible yet obviously, but some fluid in the endometrial cavity was found measuring 24x12x6 is that a misscarriage?

Very early u/s at 3w 4d, baby not visible yet obviously, but some fluid in the endometrial cavity was found measuring  24x12x6 is that a misscarriage?

Too early: Fluid in the uterus at this early stage can mean many things including a normal pregnancy and an abnormal one(ectopic). You need a follow up with quant HCG and Progesterone and anotherus to be sure. ...Read more

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What is radiological differential diagnosis of a cavity in the lungs with air fluid level?

Depends: Depending on if you have any symptoms, both acute or chronic, this can be related to a number of things. A general differential can be easily Google'd however with this described finding I rec you see a pulmonologist to fully review your hx and findings. If you have an active cough, you should be wearing a mask and seek immediate evaluation to make sure you're not contagious. ...Read more

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Had sinus surg to clean cavities 7mth ago. Evrytme I bend forwrd, sidewys clear fluid pours out. It happns evrytme, evryday. Hav headache for 8 days.

Had sinus surg to clean cavities 7mth ago. Evrytme I bend forwrd, sidewys clear fluid pours out. It happns evrytme, evryday. Hav headache for 8 days.

See ENT surgeon ASAP: I presume you returned to your surgeon for all the follow-up post-operative visits and everything seemed to be on track at first. Not sure when this drainage issue started but it is now URGENT when accompanied with a headache. The most worrisome issue is whether you could possibly have a cerebrospinal fluid leak...this would be highly unlikely, but if so, it is SERIOUS. So call your surgeon NOW. ...Read more

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Hello. My ultra sound report shows midline cavity echo. Small folliciles on periphery0.8X0.6cm, 0.6x0.5cm streak of fluid in posterior culture de sac?

Hello. My ultra sound report shows midline cavity echo. Small folliciles on periphery0.8X0.6cm,  0.6x0.5cm streak of fluid in posterior culture de sac?

Likely normal: Depending on your age and menstrual status, this could be normal. The presence of sub centimeter follicles and free pelvic fluid in reproductive age is expected. Cavity echo can be due to normal or abnormal tissue depending on the menstrual cycle stage you were in when got the study. ...Read more

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What does fluid and echogenic foci within the endometrial cavity mean ?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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Where does inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collect in a supine patient?

Cul-De-Sac: Inflammatory fluid in the peritoneal cavity collects in the cul-de-sac between the uterus and rectum in women and between the posterior of the bladder and the rectum in men. It is the continuation of the peritoneal lining in this most dependent of areas that allows fluid to collect there. ...Read more

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7.8mm lining cd 15 small amount of free fluid inside endometrium cavity? I had a 17mm follicle on cd10 which is now smaller cd15 i10mm did I ovulate?

7.8mm lining cd 15 small amount of free fluid inside endometrium cavity? I had a 17mm follicle on cd10 which is now smaller  cd15 i10mm did I ovulate?

Maybe: If you have regular cycles you probably did. You can check a midluteal progesterone to confirm. Your cyst will collapse after ovulation and change to a corpus luteum cyst which has a distinctly different appearance. Day 15 might not have that appearance yet but will show some collapse. ...Read more

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Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Had surgery 7 weeks ago for fibroid then i do a followup ulterasound which show minimal fluid/blood in my endometrial cavity i am scared what is this.

Had surgery 7 weeks ago for fibroid then i do a followup ulterasound which show minimal fluid/blood in my endometrial cavity i am scared what is this.

Sounds pretty: normal to me, but without knowing details of your surgery, I cannot say. Your surgeon should be able to inform you. ...Read more