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How To Remove Lung Fluid With Lung Pads
Thoracentesis: Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys.. ...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
Is there a procedure that can remove the fluid around my lungs without requiring general anesthesia?
Yes: Thoracentesis, as it is known, involves placing a needle into "pleural space" under local anesthesia and with drawing fluid by a syringe or allowing passive drainage. Certain 'rapidly accumulating" effusions may require hospitalization and placement of a chest tube. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Drain it: Fluid accummulated around the lungs can be removed/drained with a needle and a suction tube. It is a commonly done procedure which can provide temporary relief. ...Read more
Dwn syndrome infant part of colon removed, heart problem, recurrent fluid build up around right lung, right diaphram flattened, can't breathe on back?
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
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