Doctor insights on:
Pleural Effusion Fluid Color
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
Can you give me advice. I suffered pleural effusion with sepate fluid, breathing problem even after aspiration.?
Diagnosis...: First, you need to have the pleural fluid diagnosed. If you had the fluid aspirated, they likely sent the fluid for all kinds of tests, including cultures (bacterial, fungal, viral, etc.), TB, cytology, etc. You will also find out the type of fluid (transudate or exudate). The results of these tests will help determine why this fluid is there so that the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it enough to conclude that someone is suffering from tuberculosis pleural effusion by only seeing x-ray and testing pleural fluid specially ADA lvl?
TB: If a pleural effusion is caused by tuberculosis, a biopsy of the pleura should prove diagnostic. Simply examining the xray would not provide a definitive diagnosis. A pulmonologist or specialist in infectious diseases would be best qualified to work up such a patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
March 2 left lobar pneumonia. Right had small fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed clear left and small pleural effusion and atelectasis on right. What now?
Status Quo: Continue present course of treatment prescribed by you doctor. ...Read more
Pleural effusion detected in xray. Aspiration done. Pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. All negative-no growth. Pain severe in chest and back. Amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?
Further workup: Your blood sugar is too high. Get further evalaution for diabetes. Pleural effusions can cause pleuritis, an inflammation of the sac around the lungs. Notify your physician and ask about antiinflammatory medince. Get a fasting blood sugar, urine analysis and hgba1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia lower left, fluid right March 4. Xray tues show left white and right. Ct scan wed showed left clear right pleural effusion & atelectasis.?
Here are some. ..: For an average 34-y-o female, you seemed getting a lot of radiation more than the necessity which most likely could be taken care of by good Hx + physical exam + effective counseling + collaborative F/U. Nonetheless, work closely with Doc. Besides, today's medical care has been under high pressure of political correctness, consumerism, & commercialism. Keeping these in mind will help the future. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pneumonia...chart said pleural effusion/pneumonia.....on October 8. Began a steroid pack and 10 days of aveelox. Went back yesterday for a repeat chest X-ray and doctor said it was better but there was still fluid and he would send t
Xray will get better: You will get better before exray will get better. Your doctor will ask you to either ask you to continue education later. ...Read more
How risky is 5mm dia pleural effusion in left lung in m31 asthma patient n not enuff free fluid for aspiration for lab tests. Wt next now? SOB fever
Suggest a CT: Scan of the chest but your primary care doctor has to be involved. Best wishes. ...Read more
Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. What is it?
Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or fungal causes as well as viral. Should see pulmonologist if symptoms persist or worsen and may need blood and skin testing as well as sputum analysis. ...Read more
Collection of fluid: Plural cavity (the space around lungs) normally will have very small amount fluid for lubrication around the lungs and chest wall. When detectable amount accumulates could be due to cancer cells deposits or could be due to heart&lung diseases (non cancers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid pleural space: The pleusa is a specialized tissue that lines the lung (visceral pleura) and the thorax (parietal pleura), every day it is estimated up to 9 liters of fluid could be exchanged in between the pleuras. This fluid traverses the pleural spaces and gets absorbed in the visceral pleuras. The process is seamless but conditions that affect the pleura or the lungs may result in fluid buildup in the space. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer