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Fluid Buildup In Lungs After Surgery
CHF: Fluid in the lungs after heart surgery is usually due to congestive heart failure. CHF is not an uncommon complication, depending on the condition before surgery and the type of operation but it can be managed efficiently and well by the surgical team. Follow their advice, take medicines as prescribed, don't smoke, and you'll have done all you can do. ...Read more
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
My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?
It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cousin 6 weeks baby you just had heart surgery, fluid in her lungs, & other problems, she notice a white spec inside one her pupil. Is it danger?
Fluid on lungs after gb surgery. Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.
Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure why doctors think my mom would qualify for gastric bypass surgery or the band? Yes she's 350 lbs but she has copd, chf, diabetic with fluids around lungs and her legs swell up a lot due to the fluid. How could she qualify?
I had gallbladder removed day before yesterday feels like fluid on my chest CT Scan and blood work said no could this be gas from surgery?
Depends...: If the hole is from trauma, then probably a lobectomy. If it's really bad, then maybe a pneumonectomy. ...Read more
18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?
Question is unclear: Surgery a year ago would not necessarily compromise babies lungs. Regardless, unless the baby breathed in a cloud of talcum powder it is unlikely to cause problems. Babies can develop a transient bronchitis like response to such an event but it generally passes within 2 wks. I don't recommend powders for that reason. ...Read more
Positive margin: If a patient had early stage cancer that surgery would be the definitive treatment, but after pathology comes back showing a positive margin then radiation would be used without chemotherapy. However more adverse findings such as nodes would mean chemotherapy is necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, possibly: Lung volume reduction surgery is used sometimes for patients with severe COPD/emphysema. It removes the most severely damaged parts of the lung, usually the uppermost part (apex). This improves blood flow and oxygen exchange to the part of the lung that has less damage. Patients need careful evaluation to make sure they are good candidates, and take part in lung rehab programs before & after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of surgery?: Today, we can give anesthesia safely even to patients with severe lung disease. However, the decision to operate will depend on the type of surgery. Ankle surgery, for instance, could be done under spinal anesthesia and wouldn't affect the lungs. Surgery for lung cancer would be much higher risk. Consult a physician anesthesiologist to discuss the specific surgery and risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I am having surgery on the 6th because my lung has gone twce in 6 months. What can I expect?
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Work in progress!: Open surgery is required when the proper procedure cannot be performed safely and successfully by lesser means. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques is growing by the day so less open cases are required but there are still times when anatomy, exposure, or the disease process dictate an open chest approach. ...Read more
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