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Causes Of Exudative Pleural Effusion
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do COPD or a pleural effusion typically cause "crackles". The crackles are apparently heard at the base of the lungs.
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?
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