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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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How long does a pulmonary edema caused by lung injury take to develop ?

How long does a pulmonary edema caused by lung injury take to develop

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Lung injury edema: depends on the nature and severity of injury but if it's going to occur normally would be apparent within a few days. ...Read more

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Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?

Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?

Opposites: B"sd yes decreased or absent Breath Sounds with effusion, rales and rhonci with edema at least in the old days - However, I hardly auscultate these days. ...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 am experiencing fatigue, edema all over body, red burning finger tips, painful joints and burning chest pain on left side. What could this be?

I am experiencing fatigue, edema all over body, red burning finger tips, painful joints and burning chest pain on left side. What could this be?

Just a thought: although NOT "completely explained" a UNDERACTIVE THYROID GLAND may be the culprit...a simple blood test will confirm/exclude Just a thought Hope it's helpful Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more