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Doctor insights on: Hip Effusion Symptoms

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Post surgery changes to the femurs bilaterally results in significant metallic susceptibility moderate size left hip effusion what does this mean?

Post surgery changes to the femurs bilaterally results in significant metallic susceptibility moderate size left hip effusion what does this mean?

Susceptibility: Artifact is an expected MRI finding if there is a prosthesis or other metallic foreign body present. It is not an abnormality itself, but a distortion of the image due to the interaction of the metal with the magnetic field, and therefore could obscure an abnormality. A hip effusion is fluid within the hip joint space and generally indicates an inflammatory process.

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What is trace right hip joint effusion I had a MRI with metal subtraion and this is what the results are. I had an total hip replacement in January?

What is trace right hip joint effusion I had a MRI with metal subtraion and this is what the results are. I had an total hip replacement in January?

Fluid in your joint: This indicates that you have a small amount of fluid in your joint. It does not necessarily indicate a problem. However, since your surgeon ordered an MRI postoperatively, he is concerned about a complication, such as infection

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Broke my left femur and punched a hole through pelvis, terrible knee effusion, was in traction, 3 rods, nails, cement inserted in 2010, still painful?

Broke my left femur and punched a hole through pelvis, terrible knee effusion, was in traction, 3 rods, nails, cement inserted in 2010, still painful?

Long term injury: It's not uncommon for traumatic bone injuries that require surgery to continue with some degree of pain after surgery and physical therapy. You may have to live with this as your baseline. I would suggest that you meet with your Orthopedic surgeon and obtain both a pain managment consult and repeat physical therapy session (s). If pain is progressing then you need a detailed exan for other causes

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What are the key symptoms of pleural effusion?

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.

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I was wondering what are common symptoms of a pleural effusion?

I was wondering what are common symptoms of a pleural effusion?

Shortness of breath: It depends on what is causing it and how large it is. The more fluid the more it compresses and collapses the lung. The collapsed lung can not breathe for you. Effusions multifactorial, inflammation, heart failure, pneumonitis, cancer, post obstructive pneumonia, heart failure, kidney failure, hypoalbuminemia, granulomatosis etc. Shortness of breathatrestorexcertioninability to breathe laying flat.

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What are common signs and symptoms of a pleural effusion?

Shortness of breath: As the chest cavity fills with fluid, the lung gets compressed. This can lead to shortness of breath, as well as possible chest pain, depending on the cause of the effusion. Fever is another possible finding, but is also related to the cause of the effusion.

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Is a pleural effusion always dangerous? Does it need to always be drained. What are the symptoms?

Pleural effusion: 31 F asks: Is a pleural effusion always dangerous? Does it need to always be drained. What are the symptoms? ANS: yes, no & SX can be none to pain when take deep breath, SOB or to coughing up blood but depends on cause. So ask your Drs what they think is cause. Once this is known then advice may range from no worries! To do not begin any long books! Dr. humor here! But ask them they know u best.

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Asbestos - how long does if it hapensfor pleusry or diffuse pleural effusion symptoms to appear after exposure. I was xposed 3mo ago. Could I have it.

Asbestos - how long does if it hapensfor pleusry or diffuse pleural effusion symptoms to appear after exposure. I was xposed 3mo ago. Could I have it.

Likely to take years: Asbestos is a mineral that was widely used in the construction, automotive, and other industries. Currently it is illegal to use. Factors involved in how asbestos exposure affects an individual include the amount and length of time a person was exposed to asbestos, as well as underlying health. In your case, a single limited exposure is not likely to cause early or high risk of late lung problems.

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Pleural effusion symptoms are still in X ray even after 6 month treatment. Any solution?

Symptoms or signs?: Symptoms refers to what the PATIENT is feeling; signs are what is seen by doctors. An X-ray can still show the lingering signs of a pleural effusion, especially if the pleural effusion is caused by "trapped" lung, cancer, or a severe infection. So, the "solution" depends on the CAUSE of the pleural effusion & what was done to treat it. Talk to ur doctor / pulmonologist for advice. Diagnosis is key

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HI Doctor, I had pleural effusion almost a year ago, Doctor diagnosed it and treated me for 6 months. Bt its symptoms r still on x ray.

Further workup: The bigger question is why a 23 year old would have persistent pleural effusions. Further workup to determine the specific diagnosis is needed, only then can treatment options/ prognosis be known.

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Doctor told me that symptoms of pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

It depends: So pleural effusion is seen on a chest x. ray, and after treatment (ie drainage), there should be a difference, however, if a cxr is taken day/ month later the effusion may have recurred. I do not have enough room to go into any further details however if a pleural effusion is seen on a chest x ray and it is large enough that it can be tapped, then it should be tapped for diagnosis & treatment

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Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

X-Ray does not show: Symptoms, only density/ability to absorb X-Rays so they do not reach the film. Basically standard X-Ray images are just shadows, "shadograms" if you will, using higher frequency (above visible light) electromagnetic radiation. The shadows, on X-Rays, of pleural effusions/lung densities, etc. May linger longer than the effusion itself due proteins which take longer for body to remove than water.

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Doctor told me that symptoms of Pleural effusion won't go away in X RAY even after treatment is it possible?

Maybe: Not sure exactly what the question is, but X-ray changes typically lag behind clinical lung disease. In other words, you can get better, but the X-ray may still look abnormal for a while. Hope this helps!

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I was just dxed w/ pericardial effusion. I'm still experiencing many symptoms (short of breath and low bp) but my doc says he will treat it. Why?

I was just dxed w/ pericardial effusion. I'm still experiencing many symptoms (short of breath and low bp) but my doc says he will treat it. Why?

You mean how: If the pericardial Effusion is the likely cause of your symptoms you should be calling your doctor now or go the ER as the situation requires urgent attention that will need removal of the fluid usually by needle aspiration. Otherwise if the pericardial fluid has no direct bearing or your symptoms, anti inflammatory drugs are prescribed. Either way it must be resolved now than later. Call MD