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Doctor insights on: Hemorrhagic Pleural Effusion Causes

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What is the cause of pain after a pleural effusion?

What is the cause of pain after a pleural effusion?

Inflammation: The potential space between chest wall and lungs has thin lining--- the pleura, chest wall lining the parietal pleura is very sensitive any inflammation will cause severe pain, effusion is the result of inflammation on the pleura. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate (thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative (heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling (thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more


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How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

From the lining: The lethal mesothelioma develops from the lining of chest wall, the tumor secrets fluid, resulting the pleural effusion. ...Read more

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What type of cancer generally cause pleural effusion in males?

What type of cancer generally cause pleural effusion in males?

Any cancer in lung: Any cancer that originates in the lung or spreads to lung from other organs can cause pleural effusion. Other than primary lung cancer, cancers from intestine, liver, adrenal, prostate, pancreas, stomach etc can all spread to the lungs. ...Read more

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Does multiple fibroid cause minimal pleural effusion in the rightlung and asicities?

Does multiple fibroid cause minimal pleural effusion in the rightlung and asicities?

Unlikely: Uterine fibroids may be symptomatic but abdominal or pelvic! Chest would need another evaluation and duagnosis. Ascites would also imply more issues. ...Read more

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I need information on pleural effusion causes?

I need information on pleural effusion causes?

Many: Cancer, pneumonia, trauma, liver disease, kidney disease, radiation, esophageal problem, other infection, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pleural effusion with multiple location?

What are the causes of pleural effusion with multiple location?

Mgt.: Please evaluate cardiac function and for infectious causes. Malignancy is another possible cause.
The fluid may be analyzed and if the effusion is causing respiratory compromise a chest tube may be placed immediately.
Depending on the cause and size of the effusion, your pulmonary specialist, will determine the need for chest tube placement. ...Read more

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Is renal dysfunction can cause pleural effusion?

Yes: Renal dysfunction is a cause of pleural effusions. These are actually quite common in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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How does CHF cause pleural effusion?

Leaky lungs: The pulmonary lymphatic system can hold about 4 liters of fluid per lung (8 liters total) before they start to leak. In heart failure, there is back pressure from the left side of the heart into the lungs; if there is enough pressure to result in more than 4 liters backing up on one side, the lungs will leak into the pleural space leading to an effusion. ...Read more

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What are the causes of loculated pleural effusion?

Several: The fluid, or initial bloody fluid, or pus settles to the bottom of the pleural space (between the lung and the chest wall)
it clots or gets thick and sticks in the dependent area and the lung sticks around it.
If there is a lot of bloody or fibrinous fluid it may get stuck in several places- collections called loculations. ...Read more

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I used to take akurit for pleural effusion, heard akurit causes vision chnges, is there a possibility that my floaters are side effects of akurit?

I used to take akurit for pleural effusion, heard akurit causes vision chnges, is there a possibility that my floaters are side effects of akurit?

Vision Changes: Some of the components in Akurit, such as INH can cause optic Neuritis and may cause damage to the optic nerve. I doubt that it is responsible for your floaters. Check with an Ophthalmologist to see why u have the floaters. ...Read more

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Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Yes: The presence of pleural fluid indicates involvement of the pleura - inflammation there (commonly called pleurisy) can accompany pneumonia and is painful with inspiration or cough. NSAIDs, (like ibuprofen) are often very effective for this type of pain. ...Read more

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Why do people get stomach pains when they have a pleural effusion? How are they caused?

Reffered pain: This type of pain is called reffered pain. Usually this happens when two areas are supplied by the same nerve, but not always. Pleural pain can be felt in upper stomach, just as heart attack pain can be felt in stomach, shoulder, left arm, or even jaw. ...Read more

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I have been told I have pleural effusion, caused by a lung infection, but I am on holiday can it wait til I get home to get treated?

I have been told I have pleural effusion, caused by a lung infection, but I am on holiday can it wait til I get home to get treated?

It would be unwise: To wait as potentially there could be a rapid progression of both fluid production and spread of infection. It could be so rapid that you would die before appropriate management could even be initiated. You might be sad about missing holiday this year but at least you will be alive to have a holiday next year. ...Read more

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What is the cause of multi loculated pleural effusion in adults? I had also high fever, rib pain, back pain.

What is the cause of multi loculated pleural effusion in adults? I had also high fever, rib pain, back pain.

Multiloculated: A pleural effusion means there is fluid in that chest cavity. Multiloculated means that the fluid isn't just one single continuous collection but is either multiple or divided in some fashion.

With high fever, rib pain and back pain infection is certainly a concern and you need to seek care urgently. ...Read more

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Does pleural effusion cause excess gas and burping as well as chest pain?

Does pleural effusion cause excess gas and burping as well as chest pain?

No: A pleural effusion can cause symptoms based on volume. If large enough, the symptoms are shortness of breath or possibly chest pain. Excess gas is not one of the findings. ...Read more

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Thickened very mild multiloculated right pleural effusion, not aspirable. Cause? I had high fever & pleuritic chest pain. I recovered with Amoxicillin.

Thickened very mild multiloculated right pleural effusion, not aspirable. Cause? I had high fever & pleuritic chest pain. I recovered with Amoxicillin.

Check with doctor: This doesn't sound like a "mild" problem. If you have recovered and your doctor has assured you all is well, it's probably true. But at one time it surely was a serious problem. Discuss with your doctor, especially whether repeat imaging (CT scan? MRI?) is recommended to assure things have cleared up completely and there is no sign of an underlying problem like TB or cancer. ...Read more

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What should I do about pleural effusion?

What should I do about pleural effusion?

Determine cause: Pleural effusions, or fluid build-up around the lungs, is not normal. Pleural effusions can arise from infection, heart failure, liver failure, malignancies or trauma. The treatment will depend on the cause. Your doctor will need to run some tests and may need to sample some of the fluid to characterize it. If there is a lot of fluid and you are symptomatic, thoracentesis may be required. ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of pleural effusion?

See below: Sometimes there are no symptoms if the effusion is small or develops slowly. Other times and most often, patients are short of breath. They can also have pain due to the fluid irritating the lining of the lung - called pleurisy. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to treat pleural effusion?

Depends on cause: It really depends on the cause of the effusion. In general, treating the underlying cause such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia is most important. ...Read more

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If a person has a pleural effusion, what does that mean?

Fluid around lung: Fluids around the lung can be reactive to many things including pancreatitis, heart or kidney failure, reactive to spread of diseases such as cancer, or infections such as TB or even asbestosis, or frank pus called empyema. It means the cells there are producing fluid faster than can be resorbed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pleural effusion?

See below....: A pleural effusion is when fluid accumulates in the pleural space. This space normally has about a teaspoon of pleural fluid to help the lungs slide easily as you breathe. ...Read more

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When a person has a pleural effusion, what is the prognosis?

Underlying Cause: There are many disease processes that can cause a pleural effusion. Therefore, the prognosis would ultimately depend on what the cause of the effusion was. ...Read more

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Is pleural effusion serious in fetus?

Can be.: If fetus has pleural effusion, can affect development of the lungs. If mother has pleural effusion, can affect mom's breathing and getting oxygen to the fetus. ...Read more

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Colour of pleural effusion fluid if you have pneumonia?

Colour of pleural fl: There is no fixed color. It can be straw colored, bloody, yellowish, greenish, grey -- all depends on the organism causing pneumonia. ...Read more

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What do you take if you have pleural plaques and pleural effusion?

Depends...: Treatment for pleural effusions and/or pleural plaques depends on the cause. For example, pleural effusions can be due to heart failure, infections like pneumonia, connective tissue disease, etc. Each of these are treated differently. Is there asbestos exposure? See your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences between pleural effusion and empyema?

Pus/fluid: Empyema is pus in the chest or a purulent effusion and an effusion is a fluid collection, may be serous, purulent, hemorrhagic, para pneumonic. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sanders
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