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What causes fluid in the lung?

What causes fluid in the lung?

Many things: See your doctor. There are many causes from lung issues like emphysema, bronchitis, pathology to heart issues like congestive heart failure. Consult your doctor for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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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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Reasons for craving ice chips and fluid in the lung?

Reasons for craving ice chips and fluid in the lung?

Pica: Pica, or the craving for ice chips can be associated with iron deficiency anemia. You should mention this to your doctor and have your iron levels checked. ...Read more

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Can i fly with fluid on the lung? I suffer from c p l d

Can i fly with fluid on the lung? I suffer from c p l d

Maybe: Chronic parenchymal lung disease (cpld) in and of itself shouldnot prevent you from taking air travel. The question will be are you currently optimized for travel and how big is the pleura effusion. Are you oxygen dependent and how fast do your effusions accumulate. Is there good medical care where you are going. Sit down with your pulmonologist to discuss and plan the right move. ...Read more

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Can fluid in the lung come back after it looks gone on X-ray ?

Can fluid in the lung come back after it looks gone on X-ray ?

Yes determine cause: It is important to be sure the cause of the pleural fluid is found and treated. Effusions are not always seen well on chest xray and a ct scan or lung ultrasound can detect if there are remaing pockets of fluid (known as loculated fluid). Numerous causes of pleural fluid but important to make sure to evaluate for pus in the fluid, rule out tuberculosis, malignancy, heart failure, pneumonia... ...Read more

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How does a chest tube drain fluid in the lung?

How does a chest tube drain fluid in the lung?

Suction: When chest tubes are attached to a vacuum, the pressure inside the tube is lower than the pressure inside your chest and it drains fluid out. ...Read more

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When the doctor went in to take out fluids from the lung the fluid also had blood can it be lung cancer? They also said that there were spots on lungs

When the doctor went in to take out fluids from the lung the fluid also had blood can it be lung cancer? They also said that there were spots on lungs

Several causes: There are several causes for presence of blood in pleural fluid, cancer being one of them. The procedure itself can sometimes cause slight bleeding which can show up in the fluid. Your doctor will do additional testing (ct scans, biopsy, pleural fluid analysis for cancer cells etc.) depending on the clinical picture to confirm the diagnosis. Talk to you doctor about this. ...Read more

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Had a pet scan for breast cancer, showed fluid on the lung ?

Had a pet scan for breast cancer, showed fluid on the lung ?

Yes it can show: Pet scan also will have superimposed very high resolution ct scan images will show, now need additional test to find out the nature of fluid. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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What sounds like fluid in the lungs?

What sounds like fluid in the lungs?

Crackles: We hear wet crackles when we examine the lungs with a stethoscope. Breath sounds may be diminished f there is fluid around the lungs. If you are asking about your symptoms, it may feel that you are congested, coughing, or short of breath. Leg swelling often accompanies fluid on the lungs. ...Read more

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