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Fluid On Left Lung
Had lower left pneumonia March 4. Right lung had some fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed left lung clear. Right small fluid and atelectasis. What now??
Resolving pneumonia: Do you have an incentive spirometer to encourage deep breathing and expansion of the lung? You can buy them online, even from Amazon or a health supplies store/site. Blowing an instrument, singing, blowing up a balloon, and simple deep breathing exercises as well as being more active out of bed will help resolve it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
March 2 left lobar pneumonia. Right had small fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed clear left and small pleural effusion and atelectasis on right. What now?
Status Quo: Continue present course of treatment prescribed by you doctor. ...Read more
6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?
Questionable small density at the left upper lung field and linear atelectasis is superimposed on the left hilum.What? Cancer? Remainder lungs clear.
Possible: The possibility of cancer is almost always there. The risk depends on the smoking history, family history of cancer, the size of the mass, etc.. Smokers are at higher risk. Certain cancers are familial. Larger spots and those with ragged edges are more likely to be cancerous. Consultation with oncologist or lung specialist may be considered.. ...Read more
Dwn syndrome infant part of colon removed, heart problem, recurrent fluid build up around right lung, right diaphram flattened, can't breathe on back?
March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?
Lumpectomy and radiation last year. Was small amt of cancer in node. Now small shadow on upper right lung CT but radiation on left side. Lung cancer?
Difficult to say: small shadow can be many different things. In the absence of old studies this could have been there for years. Old study is crucial before jumping to conclusions. Old granulomas from old infections can present the same way. It is best to err on the side of caution and have a follow up study to see if it changes before jumping to conclusions. ...Read more
Pneumonia lower left, fluid right March 4. Xray tues show left white and right. Ct scan wed showed left clear right pleural effusion & atelectasis. ?
Here are some ...: For an average 34-y-o female, you seemed getting a lot of radiation more than the necessity which most likely could be taken care of by good Hx + physical exam + effective counseling + collaborative F/U. Nonetheless, work closely with Doc. Besides, today's medical care has been under high pressure of political correctness, consumerism, & commercialism. Keeping these in mind will help the future. ...Read more
How to get rid of little fluid and atelectasis post pneumonia? PNA cleared back in March left lung clear. Right had the fluid mid April. Ribs ache
Xray report diffuse reticular shadowing throughout both lungs with reduced lung volumes also the right side No large pleural effusion or pneumothorax.
It was TB pleural effusion. Last month CT report - pleural collection in lower lateral part of right hemothorax with mildly enhancing?
Interesting: Tuberculous effusion which enhances may be an indication of active disease. The possibility that a superimposed infective process is also at work is considered too. See your provider soon. ...Read more
Minimal atelectatic medically rt middle lobe and lingular area on lt with multiple small nodules with subpleural density and pleural-based no pleural effusion or pneumothorax what does this mean?
Bronchoscopy: First you will need a diagnosis of what these nodules are. The atelectases in both lungs should be evaluated by looking at the airways to make sure there is no nodule in the airways causing collapse and in addition the bronchoscopy may just give all the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?
Needs evaluation: The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, sarcoidosis, or rarely malignancy etc. Your husband should immediately see a lung specialist for a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause, which will help determine appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more
CT abnormalities: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Nodules on the lungs need to be biopsied. You may have a metastatic tumor in your lungs. Have your physician arrange for a ct-guided biopsy of one of them so tissue can be sent to a pathologist to see what they are. You may also need as well a ct of your kidneys as soon as possible to see if they are responsible for your lung nodules. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
Pain on the back of chest and right arm.. easy fatigability ESR 58 chest xray done on 11 sep showed pleural effusion on right side but is now resolved?
Tuberculosis ?: Could be several causes. TB is more common in your country and can cause pain from inflammation of pulmonary I tissue, can increase ESR and cause pulmonary effusion. Have you had a PPD test? This may be helpful but can also be positive is previously exposed but have no active infection. There is a blood test called "quantiferon gold" which is useful to help make diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?
Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt ...Read more
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