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Doctor insights on: Fluid On Left Lung

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Can I fly from ny to london england sick? I've had pneumonia and ear infections for several wks. Had chest xrays and medicine. Had checkup today and dr told me I still have fluid on left lung and ear infections are still there. What would happen if I sti

Can I fly from ny to london england sick? I've had pneumonia and ear infections for several wks. Had chest xrays and medicine. Had checkup today and dr told me I still have fluid on left lung and ear infections are still there. What would happen if I sti

Intuitively,: Intuitively, this doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm assuming you are not contagious otherwise you would be putting other people at potential risk in the small confines of a plane. There would be potential issues with increasing coughing jags with dry pressurized air. On descent, pressure changes in an ear with impaired eustachian tube function could create pain and pressure in your ears and possibly sinus areas. ...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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Dr found fluid in my left lung. Diagnoed as pneumonia but he wants to follow up because I didn't have any fever or coughing. Still have some pain?

Dr found fluid in my left lung. Diagnoed as pneumonia but he wants to follow up because I didn't have any fever or coughing. Still have some pain?

Pneumonia: The underlying cause of water in lungs has often been attributed to heart problems. However, it can also occur when lungs are invaded with some sort of infection.
It may take a while for the fluid to be reabsorbed by the body.
Maintain a healthy diet, reduce salt intake, avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
If your get short of breath, go to er immediately. ...Read more

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Someone past smoker developed parkinson with rigidity, fluid build up on left lung, are lungs affected by rigidity of back shoulder? To causes atstass

Someone past smoker developed parkinson with rigidity, fluid build up on left lung, are lungs affected by rigidity of back shoulder? To causes atstass

Fluid on lungs: Lungs should not be generally affected by Parkinson's disease or rigidity. Fluids on lungs could be due to many cardiac and lung disorders and should be evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more

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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??

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 more

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My dad was due biop 2day 4 sus lung cancer too much fluid left on his lungs they say, after 5 dys I feel they are wastin time, wot shoud they be doin?

My dad was due biop 2day 4 sus lung cancer too much fluid left on his lungs they say, after 5 dys I feel they are wastin time, wot shoud they be doin?

Drain the fluid: It is always hard to sit and wait. If the fluid is in response to a lesion, then the easiest thing to consider is a diagnostic tap. That may help. ...Read more

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CT scan confirmed Lower left lung has fluid. Had pneumonia March 4. What will happen now?? I'm so scared

CT scan confirmed Lower left lung has fluid. Had pneumonia March 4. What will happen now?? I'm so scared

Mgt/workup: It is a commonly associated finding to have a collection of fluid around the lung in association with pneumonia. If you have been treated and feel well, the fluid will most likely resolve in a few weeks.
If you are having symptoms, a follow up visit may include a chest radiograph. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely ok: Radiographic resolution of pneumonia is typically slower than (lags behind) clinical resolution. What does the report impression say? ...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?

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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Crackles/rales left lung?

Crackles/rales left lung?

Causes include: Usually from fluid in the air sacs (called alveoli) or scarring around the alveoli. Examples include heart failure, pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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What are reasons your left lung may hurt?

What are reasons your left lung may hurt?

The lung tissue: Have no pain nerve endings. However, the pleura below the rib cage do contain nerve endings. The muscles and ribs also may cause pain when inflamed or traumatized. ...Read more

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My lower part of my left lung hurts me when lying or setting?

My lower part of my left lung hurts me when lying or setting?

This could: Be a real problem. It may be the heart, an early lung infection, pleuritis, and many other things. Check with your doc ASAP and do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

If ur immune: System is strong and u don't have risk factors such as hiv, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc. I won't worry much about it. Follow ur dr's advice. God bless u! http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=26083. http://www. Doctoroz. Com/slideshow/boost-your-immunity-naturally. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises might be suitable for 28 years old woman whose half of left lung has been removed due to bronchiechtasis?

What kind of exercises might be suitable for 28 years old woman whose half of left lung has been removed due to bronchiechtasis?

Increase gradually: You should be able to tolerate most exercise if you go about getting into those activities gradually (even strenuous running). The body has a wonderful ability to adapt and the lungs are no exception. People can actively increase their lung volume with exercise. Start with low impact (biking walking hiking) add in some weight training and then increase. Swimming adds major gains. ...Read more

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My left lung has water is that bad?

My left lung has water is that bad?

Maybe not terrible: If by "water" you mean fluid around the lung (called pleural effusion)- this has many potential causes. The suspected cause depends on your individual health history. At your age the most common cause of fluid next to the lung is an impairment of cardiac output, resulting in increased pressures in lung/chest blood vessels. ...Read more

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My left lung has water is that bad?

My left lung has water is that bad?

Yes: In the lung is pneumonia or congestive failure!
around the lung is a pleural space collection- effusion. ...Read more

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What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

Many possibilities: This is a "spot" in the lung where there's a concentration of solid tissue. The spot may represent a focus of past or present immune activity against a particular germ such as TB or histoplasmosis, or a growth of some type. Most turn out to be harmless, but listen carefully to your doctor (s) re the best and safest way to evaluate the nodule. ...Read more

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Why does my left lung hurt when I cough?

Why does my left lung hurt when I cough?

Cough: This is likely due to a strained muscle due to the coughing itself. Some can even have a small fracture of a rub from coughing so much/hard. If you feel short of breath, then you should be seen, otherwise this should get better as you start coughing less! ...Read more

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Why does my left lung hurt every time I breathe?

Why does my left lung hurt every time I breathe?

It's not your lung: Pain with inspiration, or pleurisy, can be from inflammation of the lining of the lung, not the lung itself, which does not have pain fibers. Other causes can be musculoskeletal, i.e. Outside the chest cavity. ...Read more

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What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

Lung congestion: If you have not been evaluated by your doctor, please do so very soon. You will need a chest x-ray or even a chest ct scan. Depending on the findings, bronchoscopy may also be recommended. ...Read more

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It feel like I have this bad pain in my left lung what can it be?

19 year old with CP: There are many possibilities. In a young adult, pneumotorax, pneumonia, pleurisy, acid reflux are considered. Primary cardiac etiology is unlikely unless there is pericarditis (inflammation of the lining surrounding the heart). Pulmonary embolism is unlikely but considered depending on risk factors. "bad pain" involves the "lung" should be evaluated by your doctor, urgent care, er. ...Read more

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My left lung is collapsed and I have being having a lot of cough?

My left lung is collapsed and I have being having a lot of cough?

History and physical: You also mention coughing attacks. I presume that you have seen a doctor to have a diagnosis of a collapsed lung. If you have or if you haven't your symptom of cough and coughing attacks should be under investigation. Additional history would be needed as well as a physical exam. ...Read more

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Gurgling sound on my lower left lung with no pain and constant coughing sensation what could that be?

Gurgling sound: Hello, your symptoms sound like possibly fluid congestion within your lungs or possibly an infection. Regardless, it's a good idea for you to see your family doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more