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Recovered from pneumonia and plural effusion 1 and half months ago but still having chest pain in that area why?Is it normal.Sometimes i hear crackles

Recovered from pneumonia and plural effusion 1 and half months ago but still having chest pain in that area why?Is it normal.Sometimes i hear crackles

Pneumonia: After pneumonia with pleural effusion you might have pleural adhesions and perhaps some residual lung tissue damage. It is best to discuss this question with the physicians who know you and your condition to get the most informed answer to your question. ...Read more

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Plural effusion on my chest xray what does it mean?

Plural effusion on my chest xray what does it mean?

fluid: That is fluid around the lung- between the lung and the inside of the chest wall- see the difference between the lung on the right side of the picture and the lung on the left side of the picture- the one on the left side of the picture has a large effusion. ...Read more

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How long will someone with non small cell lung cancer with a plural effusion survive?

How long will someone with non small cell lung cancer with a plural effusion survive?

Poor prognosis: If it has not metastasized it is called a wet stage 3 b and in new classification it is stage 4 the prognosis is bad 9 months to a year with modern chemotherapy it is somewhat better but still very limited nber of patients survive beyond a year. ...Read more

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I got plural effusion and fluid is very thick to remove with needle.So doctor havt given any medicine for removing water but he given tablet for tb?

TB pleuritis: If you have pleuritis from tuberculosis then therapy is indicated. Pleural effusions can be dealt with by other means than needle aspiration, but those are clinical judgement decisions made by the treating doctor. The two subjects are different in many respects, although TB can cause pleural effusions. ...Read more

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Hi doctor,i was diagonised for plural effusion and it result chest infection ,doctor has prescribed me TB medicine such as rcinex cumbotol etc , i alw?

Hi doctor,i was diagonised for plural effusion and it result chest infection ,doctor has prescribed me TB medicine such as rcinex cumbotol etc , i alw?

Tuberculosis: Question is not entirely clear. It sounds like a diagnosis of tubercular pleuritis (an infection involving the potential space between the layers of tissue surrounding and protecting the lungs), and have been treated. You should do extremely well, assuming that you do not have a multi-resistant strain of TB. Problems with your period would not be uncommon with infections and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of small encysted left lower lobe plural effusion with plural thickening ? initially patient was infected with h1n1 viru

Pulmonologist: A pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you after reviewing the films with the radiologist. A loculated area of fluid may be sterile or still have active infection or even malignancy present. This is definitely a question for the abovementioned specialists who will order further diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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What does tiny tibiootalar join effusion mean?

What does tiny tibiootalar join effusion mean?

Ankle joint fluid: Effusion means fluid buildup. Tibiotalar refers to the main ankle joint. Such fluid can occur due to arthritis, infection, or trauma usually. There normally is a tiny amount of such fluid to lubricate joints in the body. Greater amounts would warrant evaluation for disease states. Fluid in this joint can be seen on xrays, ct, and MRI exams. ...Read more