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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Can you give me advice.i suffered pleural effusion with sepate fluid, breathing problem even after aspiration.?

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 more

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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

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Xray shows pleural effusion but radiologist doesnot attempt aspiration with remarks that it is multispace mild effusion 5mm dia what can be it??

Some times no need: pleural effusions don't have to be aspirated especially with out symptoms , like your multi loculated ones attempt may even introduce infection . You have to find what caused and treat the cause. TB is prevalent your part , I am sure your doctor already ruled out tuberculosis and go follow up care. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid. ...Read more

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Fluid on my knee from 4 week ago injury. Do not want an aspiration. Anything i can do to help? I've tried nsaid's and elevation. Not helping.

Fluid on my knee from 4 week ago injury. Do not want an aspiration. Anything i can do to help? I've tried nsaid's and elevation. Not helping.

See details: If the pain and swelling have persisted for 4 weeks then something more needs to be done. Aspiration is not a big deal and involves no more pain than having a blood test done. With an injury history, an MRI should be considered as well. Speak with an orthopedist. ...Read more