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Please explain what it means to have fluid in the lungs?

Please explain what it means to have fluid in the lungs?

Pulmonary edema.: Pulmonary edema is a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. Fluid collects in the tiny air sacs (alveoli), making it difficult to breathe. The causes of lung edema are often broken into heart conditions and non heart related. If the heart doesn't pump well, then fluid can back up / build up in the lungs. Some non-cardiac causes are: pneumonia, kidney disease, ; high altitude sickness. ...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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What does it mean to have fluid in the lungs when a new mom?

What does it mean to have fluid in the lungs when a new mom?

R/o cardiomyopathy: If I hear fluid in lung in new mom, the first thing that needs to be excluded is a post partum cardiomyopathy. Ask to get an echocardiogram. Other causes could be due to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Does pneumonia mean fluid accumulation in the lungs? Does it happen in every case? How is it treated?

Lung infection: pneumonia is lung infection and can be caused by mostly virus or bacteria. Generally some fluid accumulation may be associated with pneumonia but sometimes larger amounts of fluid accumulate surrounding the lung, which may need to be drained. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my lungs fill with fluid after eating along with a cough?

What does it mean when my lungs fill with fluid after eating along with a cough?

Aspiration: It means food gets into your lungs instead of going into the stomach. You should eat slowly, chew well, not talk while eating, and see a speech therapist for a swallowing study. ...Read more

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46 has pnuemonia and just found out she has congestive heart failure. Does this mean every time she gets sick fluid will build up around her lungs?

46 has pnuemonia and just found out she has congestive heart failure. Does this mean every time she gets sick fluid will build up around her lungs?

Not exactly: Patients with congestive heart failure develop fluid in the lung tissue as well as outside the lung as one of the complications of congestive heart failure. When the heart is not pumping effectively is does not empty properly, the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated and fluid leaks out of the vessels into the tissues. This can occur whenever the heart failure worsens, like with an infection. ...Read more

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If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the heart. This is turn can lead to fluid building up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. Heart failure can be treated with appropriate medications and diet restrictions. Your cardiologist would be in a better position to give you an assessment. ...Read more

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What does this mean serous fluid in chest?

What does this mean serous fluid in chest?

Serous fluid: It is normal to have some fluid between the pleural surfaces for lubrication during chest excursions. If due to disease pattern the fluid accumulates- pleural effusion, it causes shortness of breath and needs to be addressed asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?

What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?

Varies: The fluid will get sent for laboratory analysis and pathology. These should help identify the cause of the effusion. Only your doctor can tie the facts together in your case. The yellow color is probably due to protein. Plasma and Albumin look similar. ...Read more

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What does is mean. When the your unborn child o had"fluid on get stomach and chest?

What does is mean. When the your unborn child o had"fluid on get stomach and chest?

Not clear: I am not clear about your question. Was your baby premature? Did you have a miscarriage? If so, then how many weeks of age was your baby? Was the baby's stomach located in its chest at birth? Please provide further clarification. Thanks for clarifying. ...Read more

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I once had fluid in my chest is it possible for it to come back? My chest hurts while breathing in and my back hurts what does this mean

I once had fluid in my chest is it possible for it to come back? My chest hurts while breathing in and my back hurts what does this mean

Fluid in the chest: At your age (17) is more likely than not to be due to a VIRAL infection of the LINING of the lung (Pleura)
Fluid is a "reaction" to that fluid kind of like a blister.
After the fluid goes away the pain from "rubbing" of the lining (s) (when you breathe in) may "travel" to your upper back. This will ALL gradually improve and if it doesn't a chest xray (or CT) is probably a good idea.
Hope this help ...Read more

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My chest xray showed pleural scarring or less likely minimal pleural fluid. What does this mean? Something I should be worried about?

My chest xray showed pleural scarring or less likely minimal pleural fluid. What does this mean? Something I should be worried about?

Depends: If it is from minimal pleural scarring, it is likely the result from a past infection. If there is indeed pleural fluid, it requires more investigation. The question is why was the x-ray taken in the first place. ...Read more

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My sister is a breast cancer survivor. She has chest pain and her doctor told her she has fluid around her heart. What does this mean? Is this real ba

My sister is a breast cancer survivor. She has chest pain and her doctor told her she has fluid around her heart. What does this mean? Is this real ba

Need more workup: Please have your sister work with her doctors to find out why she has a pericardial effusion, or fluid around her heart and chest pain.

Until the reason is figured out, the significance is uncertain. It could be anything from benign fluid unrelated to her chest pain, or possibly percarditis - an inflammation of the lining (pericardium) around the heart, or something more concerning. ...Read more

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I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

See doctor: You need to discuss this with your doctor since there are many types of densities which signify different things. Why was the CT obtained in the first place? ...Read more

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Please help, how much is 1000cc of fluid on the lungs?

Please help, how much is 1000cc of fluid on the lungs?

About 4 cups...: 1000 cc of fluid is the same as 1000 ml. If you convert ml to us cups (like a measuring cup used in the kitchen for cooking), then this volume of fluid is a little more than 4 cups. It's about the same as a quart of milk one could buy in a supermarket.

Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I am borderline positive for blood clot in my lungs what does it mean?

I am borderline positive for blood clot in my lungs what does it mean?

Confirmation: Either you have or do not have blood clots. Thus if you have symptoms compatible with blood clots in the lungs, then further studies will be needed and the source of the blood clots be found because the consequence from a major embolism can be fatal.
If you have been bedridden for days or weeks, look for clots from the legs. ...Read more

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Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Lung scarring.: This finding suggests that there is/was a process inflaming/scarring the top sections of your lungs. Could be something environmental. Occupational. Infectious. Requires clarification. You should bring this finding to a Pulmonologist for a full consideration. ...Read more

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I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

Old infection: When there is a small infection in the lungs the body stops it by walling it off with calcium. It's important to know what the original infection was since some kinds can reactivate. So it is a good idea to see a doctor that can diagnose the condition. You should be fit for work regardless. ...Read more

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Does bulimia caus fluid on the lungs?

Does bulimia caus fluid on the lungs?

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

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Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

Is fluid on the lungs and heart terminal?

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 more

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Sodium deficiency and fluid on the lungs, what are things that need to be done?

Sodium deficiency and fluid on the lungs, what are things that need to be done?

Manage lung disease: Low sodium level frequently occurs due to lung disease. The fluids around the lungs need to be managed. If corrected, the the sodium will be corrected. For instance, if pneumonia or infection of pleura are treated then the fluid will resolve and sodium too. Taking more sodium/salt by mouth is the wrong approach. Also, cancer of the lungs can cause this picture. Discuss findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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I wonder if my mom would qualify for a heart transplant. She has copd, chf, a diabetic and fluid on the lungs. Just thinking of ways to save her life.?

I wonder if my mom would qualify for a heart transplant. She has copd, chf, a diabetic and fluid on the lungs. Just thinking of ways to save her life.?

Unlikely: As you have described your mother it is unlikely she could tolerate the rigors of a heart transplant. Each institution has guidelines for appropriate candidates for transplantation to maximize the success of such a scarce resource. You could check this through their websites. ...Read more

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What does hard lungs mean?

What does hard lungs mean?

Fibrotic lungs: Any process that decreases air in the lungs. This includes pulm fibrosis, tumors that desrroy alveoli, some severe pneumonias with hepatization of the lung. Pneumoconioses also cause hard lungs. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more

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What does density in lungs mean?

What does density in lungs mean?

Density in the lung: Is a very generic nonspecific term...it means that there is something in the lung on xray or CT that could be almost anything, form normal to abnormal, from innocuous to serious. ...Read more

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What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...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 causes fluid behind the lungs?

What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more