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Bilateral Pleural Effusion
Bilateral pleural effusions and some ascites that was not there previously following a percutaneous liver bx. What exactly would be the cause?
Some malignancy: Not many lesions of the thoracic cage such as lung produce bilateral pleural effusion, some ascites and a metastatic focus in the liver. The most common abdominal lesion to behave in this fashion is ovarian Ca with metastasis. If you are not aware of a primary, liver bx and PET/CAT should resolve the issue so that proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more
Is ancillary breast tissue the same as axillary? I'm referring to proteinaceous material and small bilateral pleural effusions.
No: What you describe is not ancillary breast tissue ...Read more
Had heart surgery in june to remove paraganglioma. Dr. Says i now have murmur and bilateral pleural effusions. Is this a sign of chf?
Not always --: Not always CHF but it is certainly abnormal and you need to see your cardiologist asap. ...Read more
I had a report saying that I have a minimal bilateral basal pleural effusion of uncertain clinical significance. What does it mean?
It means: you have "water on your lungs" , which has many possible reasons. First of all your age is important, where you live and what your medical history is especially lung and heart problems. There are also infectious possibilities! See your PCP ASAP for complete person to person evaluation. Hope this helps! Good luck Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A week ago i had bilateral transudative pleural effusions. Is it normal for my 02 sats to be dropping to the mid 80s and feeling sob when i walk?
Get help now: If your o2 sats are dropping to the mid 80s while walking, you should go to the emergency department. You need urgent medical attention. Don't drive yourself because you could lose consciousness while driving. Have someone drive you or call a cab/911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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