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Blood In Pleural Effusion
pneumonia has been gone 6 weeks and now have atelectasis and pleural effusion? Was healthy prior to this. Blood work is good. Will I get better?
Yes: Do more deep breathing. Breath all the way in, hold as long as you can, slowly breath out. Wait a bit and repeat (so you don't get dizzy) ...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
Blood Tested negative for risk of PE. Have pleural effusion and atelectasis now upper left chest started burning sensation. Worry?
Obliterated costophrenic angle, pleural effusion, normal blood picture&WBCs count, normal liver & kidney function tests, normal CA 19-9, cause of effusion?
Tuberculosis: Yoy have tuberculosis (tb) noted in your history. Tb can cause abnormalities like pleural thickening and effusion. The treatment your are taking is appropriate and you should be following along with your doctor. Your x-ray or ct scan evaluates the lung and the radiologist interprets the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause: Pleural effusion is not a disease. It results when the production of pleural fluid exceeds the body's ability to reabsorb it. It has many causes (pneumonia, heart failure, blood clots, trauma, bleeding). Fixing the underlying cause with or withourt draining the fluid usually results in "cure". With some exceptions, cancer that causes pleural effusion is not curable, but it it is treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluid collection: There is a lining that covers your lung and a lining that covers the chest wall. There is normally a small amount of fluid in between the two. However, when more fluid collects then it can be seen on a cxr. Causes are many. A ct chest can help further help evaluate the effusion and the lining of the lung. Sometimes sampling the fluid with an ultrasound guided thoracentesis is neccessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Treatment for pleural effusions and/or pleural plaques depends on the cause. For example, pleural effusions can be due to heart failure, infections like pneumonia, connective tissue disease, etc. Each of these are treated differently. Is there asbestos exposure? See your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more