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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 chest pain a sign of possible pulmonary edema?

Is chest pain a sign of possible pulmonary edema?

Not typical: CP is usually not a symptom of pulmonary edema. They may have sob, hypoxemia, anxiety or wheezing. ...Read more

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Can to you have a slight injury to the chest and still get a pleural effusion or pulmonary edema ?

Can to you have a slight injury to the chest and still get a pleural effusion or pulmonary edema
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Not really : what is your definition of slight injury? If we are talking trauma, like a blow to the chest, then you would more likely see a pulmonary contusion or maybe a lung collapse than effusion or edema. Those two things describe fluid around the lung (effusion) or waterlogged lung tissue, like a sponge in the case of edema. The mechanisms for these are not usually related to trauma or injury per se ...Read more

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Is a d-dimer enough to rule out a DVT or pulmonary embolism. suffering from chest pain,shortness of bteath, n burning n swelling in legs n back?

Is a d-dimer enough to rule out a DVT or pulmonary embolism.  suffering from chest pain,shortness of bteath, n burning n swelling in legs n back?

Yes.: Yes, D-diner has a high negative predictive value. That means that if the test is negative, it strongly predicts the ABSENCE of DVT. Iss positive predictive value is lower; that is, D-dimmer may be positive but the patient not have DVT. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest pain, and a edema on my left foot and why does my meniscus hurt are they bound together in some way?

Why do I have chest pain, and a edema on my left foot and why does my meniscus hurt are they bound together in some way?

No. Only way you can: Find out what's happening to you, would be seeing your pcp, so a proper history ; physical examination is carried out, and with some investigations, a diagnosis made. Then a treatment plan can be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain on left side behind breast and going thru to the back. Ekg was normal. Bad edema pain worsens whe breathing in?

Pleuritic pain?: It could be part of your left lung that is sticky and rubbing against your chest wall causing pain. Taking nsaids may help reduce the symptoms. However, you always need to rule out cardiac causes! the best option is to have a multifunction cardiography test. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram ekg is notoriously inaccurate for women with disease! ...Read more

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I have pitted edema from my knee to my ankle on my right leg only. I have leg cramps also dull chest pain and pain between shoulder blades. Causes?

See your doctor: There are many different causes of these symptoms, the most worrisome include a problem with your heart or a blood clot. More history is needed to make an educated diagnosis, but I highly recommend you see your doctor or go to the emergency room right away to rule out the possibility of your heart or a blood clot causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Association: Very premature children (those born before 32 weeks' gestation) have higher asthma risk -- almost three times that of children born at full term for asthma as young adults. In one study adults age 25 to 35 yrs old had over twice incidence of asthma than adults of full term infants. There is association but not definite cause and effect. ...Read more

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Lisinopril caused dry cough norvasc severe edema in legs. Cozaar (losartan) causing chest pain and gi issues. What next steps. Clears by cardio and gi Dr.

Lisinopril caused dry cough norvasc severe edema in legs. Cozaar (losartan) causing chest pain and gi issues.  What next steps. Clears by cardio and gi Dr.

Options: The next step will be to check your blood pressure whenever possible and get a baseline blood pressure. Lifestyle modifications are critical and they include a low salt diet, no alcohol, at least 7 h of sound sleep/24 h, weight loss if overweight. If this proves indeed to be hypertension there are many other options as far as anti hypertensives and they can be tailored to your other comorbidities. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more