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Can you have small pleural effusion in both lungs post pneumonia being only in left?

Can you have small pleural effusion in both lungs post pneumonia being only in left?

Yes: Effusion appears due to infection, but also when you not taking deep breaths. So, even if infection one on one side, it's hard to take breath all together. You need to do some Yoga Breathing. May cause some coughing, but may help to open up those lungs. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Should I worry about small atelectasis and small pleural effusion in my lungs 6 weeks after pneumonia? I'm worried

Should I worry about small atelectasis and small pleural effusion in my lungs 6 weeks after pneumonia? I'm worried

Probably normal: These changes are typical after pneumonia, but should resolve within 6-12 weeks. Ask whomever was treating you for the pneumonia about the need for a follow up chest X-ray in a couple months. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Asbestos- how long before pleural effusions build in lungs. Xposed 3mo ago and have chst pains. Docs say not do to xposre. Ekg, pft, cxr nrml. Any ideas?

Asbestos- how long before pleural effusions build in lungs. Xposed 3mo ago and have chst pains. Docs say not do to xposre. Ekg, pft, cxr nrml. Any ideas?

Not related.: Usually asbestos exposure results in pleural plaques. These may take years to clarify and become apparent on chest xray. A single asbestos exposure is unlikely to cause symptoms unless severe. Such exposures are uncommon today. ...Read more

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My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?

My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?

Need evaluation: It is difficult to say exactly what organ involved. It can be liver. Heart . This problem need full complete evaluation and would need testing. ...Read more

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Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. what is it?

Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or fungal causes as well as viral. Should see pulmonologist if symptoms persist or worsen and may need blood and skin testing as well as sputum analysis. ...Read more

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Asthma since birth nw pain at lower left of chest CXR says pleural effusion in left lung night sweats recurring fever SOB red rash upper back male 31?

Look into infection: With pleural effusion pain can occur until the effusion resolves. With your history of asthma, the possibility of infection is high. Your symptoms of fever and rash suggest seeking medical treatment is imperative. You may need antibiotic treatment for full resolution of symptoms. Also look into possible tuberculosis, or non infectious causes ...Read more

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31 m asthma since birth prematur born pleural effusion in left lung with SOB recurring fever night sweats red rash on chest n back? is it TB or what?

Possible: 31 yr old with fever night sweats and one sided effusion in an endemic area for tuberculosis (TB) is first consideration . Please see your doctor , even if it is , very curable great medications are available. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more