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What are the causes of loculated pleural effusion?

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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Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

Pleural plaques: In most cases are without any symptoms and without any cause no limitation of activity. The plaques may mean previous exposure to asbestos, so the future problems of asbestos exposure are to be watched, but the plaques present won't turn to cancer either. Unles the plaques are large and many, they don't affect breathing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

Multiple: Pericardial inflammation can occur from renal failure, tb, malignancy, bacterial infection or most commonly, viral inflammation. Also rheumatoid disease and other autoimmune problems. After a heart attack, dressler's syndrome is inflammation of the pericardium and after heart surgery, blood or fluid can accumulate and cause inflammation. Radiation is also a source. All can lead to constrictive per. ...Read more

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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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What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

What are causes of alveolar wall damage in copd?

Imbalance: We have chemicals called proteases which can break down tissue and anti-proteases which turn them off. People susceptible to COPD have an excess of proteolytic enzymes which break down the alveolar wall over time. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

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Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt ...Read more

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Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Similar: Rub is the sound we hear when a stethoscope is placed on the chest. This is due to the two surfaces of pleura rub against each other when lacking in normally occurring lubricant fluid. Pleuritic pain/ pleural chest pain is due to inflammation of pleura. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lung scarring?

What are the causes of lung scarring?

Smoking: The most common cause is smoking. Certain diseases like TB can also leave permanent scars in your lungs. ...Read more

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What is the leading causes of chest pains?

What is the leading causes of chest pains?

Depends on the age: Different age groups will have a different set of common causes. A younger group will have chest pain more commonly due to musculoskeletal problems and psychogenic causes like anxiety attacks. Older patients can experience chest pain from angina and heart attacks. But there are dozens of causes of chest pain, so the whole picture of symptoms and exam findings has to be taken into account. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of neck vessels, rattling voice, inner ear discomfort and shortness of breath, which resolves with 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily?

What causes swelling of neck vessels, rattling voice, inner ear discomfort and shortness of breath, which resolves with 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily?

See ENT: The resolution of symptoms from hydrocortisone (are you sure that it is not prednisone?) suggests that this is from an inflammatory condition- however the dose of hydrocortisone is unlikely to be that effective in controlling inflammation. Do note that chronic use of cortisone may lead to a lot of severe side effects . Have you consulted an ENT whose practice focuses on the ears alone? ...Read more

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What is the cause of pleuristic fluid?

Pleural fluid: Pleural fluid rests in the pleural space outside the lung but inside the chest wall. It can be increased due to infection, inflammation, heart failure, cancer, and other causes. ...Read more

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Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.

Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.

Many things: COPD should not cause "focal airspace disease" on any films. Typically when we report "focal airspace disease" it implies, but by no means exclusively, that you have pneumonia. There are nearly countless things that can cause these findings. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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Does costochondritis cause tightness of the chest?

Does costochondritis cause tightness of the chest?

Definitely maybe: While it more typically causes "sharp", muscular-like pain that is well-localized to the affected rib, costochondritis sometimes can feel more like a tightness. A sometimes helpful clue is if the symptom is accentuated by deep breathing. Due to the normal expansion of the rib cage with deep inspiration, costochondritis pain can increase, whereas tightness due to blocked arteries usually will not. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

What can cause excessive drying of skin around edge of lips and knuckes of hand?

Hand washing : Commonest are hand washing nail biting nail pulling these can can so severe leading to erosions or bleeding make sure that public does understand that pt cannot help this and these are completely out of their control unless they get treatment. ...Read more

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What virus causes fluid around lungs?

What virus causes fluid around lungs?

Many viruses can: Viruses such as adenovirus, coxsackieviruses, cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, influenza, mumps, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, etc..., can cause inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and lead to fluid there. Of course, many people get infected with these viruses and just have milder illnesses... But the unlucky folks can become very ill. ...Read more

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