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Fluid On Lungs Prognosis
No: This not terminal and is often treatable. The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications. ...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
It can, yes: Some people with bulimia purge with ipecac. Chronic use of this can lead to heart failure and death. http://tinyurl.com/mnqghoc symptoms would include "fluid on the lungs." additionally, ongoing vomiting causes loss of electrolytes, which also affects heart rhythm and function. When it's failing, people can easily have "fluid on the lungs." please get medical help if you have bulimia. ...Read more
Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?
Pneumonia: Absolutely. Not sure if you are referring to pleural effusion (liquid in the space between the tissues surrounding the lungs), or to congestion due to fluid in air spaces in the lung which could be fluid overload during surgery, congestive heart failure, other. If is hospital acquired pneumonia this can be life-threatening, particularly if due to multi-antibiotic resistant microorganisms. ...Read more
What does "nodularity of visceral pleura" mean on CT scan? Was diagnosis with pleurisy and pleural effusion with atelectasis.
My mother has ovarian cancer, c. diff., pulmonary vascular congestion, bibasilar pleural effusions and cardiomegaly. Is prognosis days, weeks, etc.?
Poor, but...: Clinically & obviously, sorry to say your mom's life expectancy would be not long, but how long specifically is beyond someone online can suggest. In fact, asking her attending doc would be most decent to get pertinent answer since s/he know more about her than anyone online. Best... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Problem is the heart: In chf, the heart cannot effectively pump blood from the lungs to the systemic circulation. So, the fluid cannot move forward and it thus remains backed up in the lungs. The fluid stays in the lungs because the heart is unable to do its job of pumping that from the lungs to the rest of the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quite poor: Quite poor. Survival is then counted only in weeks or months. ...Read more
Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?
Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...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
Xray report diffuse reticular shadowing throughout both lungs with reduced lung volumes also the right side No large pleural effusion or pneumothorax.
St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs
Prognosis with time left?
Congestive heart failure is causing clear fluid to leak through my skin on both legs from ankle to mid-calf. Treatment?
Please! frank ans! nsclc.Adendous & mets to brain & liver at diagnosis 14 mts ago.Grown. Liver incl .So many side effects, inc chest fluids. Tx? Prognosis?
Lung cysts: Your doctor has to be more clear about those cysts. Cysts in the lungs are not common. There are cysts from parasitic infections, cysts from holes made by death of tissues such as tumor, there is a tumor that is neurogenic and endocrinologic in nature, and there are bullae which look like cysts but are not called cysts and there is a condition in women where there are cyst like bullae at the edges. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Most people with lung or pulmonary sarcoid require no treatment. If you have only intermittent problems steroids are the main treatment. If you have severe disease or chronic problems immunosuppressive therapy such as Imuran (azathioprine) is often used. Influenza is best treated by prevention. If you get this it is treated the same with or without sarcoid ...Read more
Depends: Prognosis for metastatic sarcoma to the lung depends on the type of sarcoma, extent of involvement, duration of disease-free interval before metastases appeared etc. The prognosis varies for each patient based on these & several other factors. Talk to your treating doctor to discuss how it relates to your clinical situation. ...Read more
It depends: Lung sarcoid has several different phases. The lymph nodes, lungs, or both can be affected. If your lung symptoms are significant, a doctor may treat you with Prednisone and or other medications like Methotrexate or Remicade (infliximab). If your symptoms are mild, often you may not need any treatment; just monitoring. I am not sure what "enfluzema" is. ?? ...Read more
Anticoagulation: Some patients make blood clots more easily, and you are likely one of them. Recurrent clots in your lungs means you need life long anticoagulation with blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin). You should also see a hematologist for evaluation of why you make clots. It can be hereditary. So, with medical therapy, and monitoring your prognosis is good. ...Read more
Need 2nd opinion.: First, it is difficult for me to understand how you can live with a lung capacity at 27% predicted. I think you need to see a pulmonologist and an allergist to get a test done in a body box at the hospital to make sure that the test results were correct since this is not a typical finding for asthma or even copd. There a new treatments available for severe asthma, thus there is hope. ...Read more
Bronchoalveolar has: The least tendency to metastasize (travel), but tantalizes surrgeons because it seems cured, and can pop up later. It has the best prognosis for surviving for 5 years, but it's because it commonly grows slowly not becuase doctors' interventions produce the desired effect. Also, new biologic markers (egfr) and mutations may indicate response to drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite poor: Quite poor. Survival is then counted only in weeks or months. ...Read more
My mum's got emphysema, been in hosp 4 2 wks, prognosis is 2 clots on her lungs & a hole in lungs, she's 67, could she recover & live much longer?
Emphysema: Yes. Sounds like she has a pe (clot in lung) and emphysema (hole in lung). Clot can be treated with blood thinners and emphysema with inhalers/oral medications. If she is smoking, this will increase rate of decline& frequency of flares from her lung disease in addition to increasing risk for developing various cancers/ heart disease/ and future clots! ...Read more
Not good: Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earlier stages. Some may benefit from chemo- and radiation therapy to shrink the tumor and be resected. My advice is to go to the most renowned lung cancer specialist that is available to you and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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