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Causes For Fluid In The Lungs
Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Is there any other symptoms other than the feeling of water filling up in the chest & coughing for fluid in the lungs?
Fluid in the lung: As doctors, fluid in the lung means a pleural effusion which i seriously doubt you have. Your cough is probably a bronchitis. If you smoke you should not be surprised to feel this way. If you do not smoke and you are coughing up colored secretions, you will need an antibiotic if there is an infection. Are you wheezing? You may need a pulmonary medication to help you. See your family doctor. ...Read more
Left heart failure: When people use that term, they usually mean passive lung congestion - left heart failure is the most common cause (there's usually a diagnosis of "congestive heart failure"). Mitral stenosis and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease round out the list. Most other lung constrictive processes occur at the arteriolar level or before, so it's important to be very specific about the terminology here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke exposure), thick mucous due to infection or antihistamines, blowing your nose hard/refilling your ear with mucous, & lymphoid/adenoid tissue obstructing drainage. In children, the tube is narrow & horizontal & plugs more easily. ...Read more
Usually infection: Most of the time when there is fluid in the fallopian tube, called a hydrosalpinx, this is the result of damage to the fallopian tubes in the past. The most common sources of that damage are a previous infection, endometriosis, or surgical scar tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures?
What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?
Aspiration pneumonia: It is an inflamation of the lungs due to food, liquids, and often stomach acid entering lungs through the trachea. Its most common in those with swallowing abnormalities where the entrance to trachea is not adequately covered during swallowing. Reflux is often a contributing factor. Often more common in the elderly. Secondary infection may set in. Prevention is important in those predisposed. ...Read more
Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more
A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more
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
Allergies possible: When there is fluid behind the eardrum this can cause a sense of congestion, crackling ears and at times severe dizziness or headache. Allergies are commonly the cause and draining the ears internally by using some guaifenisin at 1200mg twice daily and some loratadine or other antihistamine can help significantly. Sinus infection can ensue if the fluid remains undrained. ...Read more
Inflammation: Most fluid accumulates in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane in front of the white sclera. Inflammation from infection, trauma, allergy, or chemical exposure can cause this. True scleral edema (sweeling) is rare and found in severe scleritis. The swelling can result in retinal edema as well. ...Read more
Not directly: Fluid in the lungs may be related to fluid overload if the kidneys are not functioning, may be related to coincidental heart disease, or may be related to inflammation in the lung, from pneumonia or blood clot. Kidney cancer may be associated with an increased risk of blood clot which could break off and travel to the lung. If there is shortness of breath or pain in the chest, see md immediately. ...Read more
Many reasons: Fluid in the brain can be normal or abnormal. There is spinal fluid all the time around the brainstem, but accumulation of fluid such as hydrocephalus and pseudotumor cerebri can cause problems. There are of course infection, tumors and other conditions that lead to fluid in the brain. You need to be under the care of a neurologist and get all your questions answered. ...Read more
Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid building up in the lungs of a heart patient is due to too much sodium (salt) in the diet. Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium and can lead to low k in the process. Usually this low k causes muscle cramps before it leads to arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does fluid and abscess accumulate in the pelvis, pelvic area.... is there lots of reasons for this ? Male patient
Many reasons: There are several ways yes. Diverticulitis (little sac out-pouchings in the colon) can rupture and lead to this. Irritation anywhere in the pelvis can lead to fluid and or abscess. The list does go on. These things can resolve spontaneously...but do sometimes require CT guided or US guided drainage. ...Read more
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