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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Exudative Pleural Effusion

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I need information on pleural effusion causes?

I need information on pleural effusion causes?

Many: Cancer, pneumonia, trauma, liver disease, kidney disease, radiation, esophageal problem, other infection, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

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


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Is renal dysfunction can cause pleural effusion?

Is renal dysfunction can cause pleural effusion?

Yes: Renal dysfunction is a cause of pleural effusions. These are actually quite common in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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What are the causes of loculated pleural effusion?

Several: The fluid, or initial bloody fluid, or pus settles to the bottom of the pleural space( between the lung and the chest wall) it clots or gets thick and sticks in the dependent area and the lung sticks around it. If there is a lot of bloody or fibrinous fluid it may get stuck in several places- collections called loculations. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain after a pleural effusion?

What is the cause of pain after a pleural effusion?

Inflammation : The potential space between chest wall and lungs has thin lining--- the pleura , chest wall lining the parietal pleura is very sensitive any inflammation will cause severe pain, effusion is the result of inflammation on the pleura. ...Read more

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How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

From the lining : The lethal mesothelioma develops from the lining of chest wall , the tumor secrets fluid , resulting the pleural effusion. ...Read more

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How does CHF cause pleural effusion?

Leaky lungs: The pulmonary lymphatic system can hold about 4 liters of fluid per lung (8 liters total) before they start to leak. In heart failure, there is back pressure from the left side of the heart into the lungs; if there is enough pressure to result in more than 4 liters backing up on one side, the lungs will leak into the pleural space leading to an effusion. ...Read more

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i used to take akurit for pleural effusion,heard akurit causes vision chnges, is there a possibility that my floaters are side effects of akurit?

 i used to take akurit for pleural effusion,heard akurit causes vision chnges, is there a possibility that my floaters are side effects of akurit?

Vision Changes : Some of the components in Akurit , such as INH can cause optic Neuritis and may cause damage to the optic nerve . I doubt that it is responsible for your floaters . Check with an Ophthalmologist to see why u have the floaters . ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sanders
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Pleural Effusion (Definition)

A symptom in which a person has liquid in the chest between the lungs and the chest wall ribs. Since the liquid takes up space, the person will have less room for the lungs to expand into, and so the effusion may ...Read more