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How common is it for somebody to get pleural effusion?

How common is it for somebody to get pleural effusion?

Usually bad sign: There are many causes of pleural effusion, most of which are effects of other diseases. Congestive heart, liver and kidney failure tend to creat fluid effusions. Many types of cancers cause malignant effusions of cancer cells. Pneumonia can cause empyema, which is a pus effusion. Trauma can cause a bloody effusion. Damage to lungs can also cause. Treat underlying cause or drain by tube or aspirate. ...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 common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

Traumatic inflammato: Occur more commonly than septic effusion they are both aseptic. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

Very common: Very common. Synovitis can have multiple causes and determining the cause is the key to treatment. The most common synovitis is related to overuse and is treated intially with nsaids. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

Pyomyositis: This is an bacterial infection in the muscle, using found in the tropics, that can lead to abscess formation and damage to the muscle. In the US this is rare. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

Not common: Sarcomas are not very common, they can occur in the soft-tissue or bones and every year about 12000-15000 cases occur in the USA. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get rhinosporiodosis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhinosporiodosis?

Uncommon unless...: You live in the tropics or have been swimming in stagnant water as its caused by a fresh water protozoan - hillbilly handfishing alert! that said i've never seen or heard of a case. I daresay that my colleagues and i don't think of this disease when we find nasal polyps. We may be missing a few cases. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get legionellosis?

How common is it for somebody to get legionellosis?

Uncommon, not rare: Legionnaires disease was discovered from an outbreak of pneumonia at a hotel in philly of veterans. The bacterium was found in the air-condition/heating ducts. Old, uncleaned, poorly filtered ducts are still a common source of infection by inhaling the organism. Fortunately, it is quite treatable. Symptoms would be the same as any pneumonia. Fever, shaking chills, prouductive cough, chest pain... ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get parotitis?

How common is it for somebody to get parotitis?

Parotitis: Because of the us vaccination program (MMR) mumps is very rare; ~ 800 cases are reported each year, primarily in children under 15. Many foreign countries do not use/have available the mumps vaccine; consequently, the incidence of disease there is much higher. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

More than we think: Contusions- bruising in the brain probably happens more often than we think. Many athletes with head injuries have suffered unknown contusions in the brain- thinking these were only concussions. The symptoms are identical and contusions are actually much more serious. Hopefully we will be more vigilant in the future while we observe head injuries more closely. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a tuberculosis skin test?

How common is it for someone to need a tuberculosis skin test?

PrettyCommonForSome: It depends on your profession and your age and your symptoms as well 1 All health care providers are tested frequently foe Tuberculosis with PPD 2For Immigrants coming to USA 3 Children in School 4Teachers 5Those who have been in contact with a TB Patient 6When you suspect TB In a patient It is common test in any doctor's office and clinics ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get scrotal pain?

How common is it for somebody to get scrotal pain?

Scrotal pain: Scrotal pain should almost always be evaluated by a doctor. The most serious cause is twisting of the blood vessel in the scrotum with extreme pain. Another common cause is infection of the epididymis (part of the testicle) with a bacterium, particularly among younger males who are sexually active or older men. Other causes include hernias, kidney stones, nerve pain, or skin inflammation. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get toe swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get toe swelling?

Toe swelling: Unfortunately, the causes of a digit swelling are numerous. From infectious to traumatic to orthopedic to metabolic.The cause of the swelling needs to be determined so that appropriate treatment plan can be implemented. Swelling of a toe is not uncommon, however. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

FTT: Failure to thrive (ftt) is a common problem in pediatric practice. It is more common in children living in poverty. In one report from a rural primary care setting, 10% of children less than one year of age had ftt. In some populations, up to one-third of patients with ftt may go undiagnosed. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pneumocystis infections?

How common is it for somebody to get pneumocystis infections?

Normally uncommon: This is generally a disease which affects immunocompromised individuals. Patients with hiv-aids, those with certain malignancies, or other conditions in which normal host-defenses have been diminished are most affected. Seldom seen in "normal" individuals. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sanders
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Pleural Effusion (Definition)

A symptom in which a person has liquid in the chest between the lungs and the chest wall ribs. Since the liquid takes up space, the person will have less room for the lungs to expand into, and so the effusion may ...Read more


Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more