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Strong Rx: When the diagnosis is made, first-line antimicrobial agents will be administered. The microbe responsible will be cultured, and its sensitivity to various antimicrobial agents tested. In today's era of resistant TB strains, one of the exotic new drugs may be required. If there is a huge pleural effusion, some of the fluid may need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely: Yes. Need to sort out the cause of the effusion and make a treatment plan. Most etiologies and be treated successfully and lead to excellent functional recovery. ...Read more
Biopsy: That is the gold standard.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fluid next to lung: Fluid located between the ribs and lungs is called a pleural effusion. Benign means that the doctor thinks there are no cancer cells within the pleural fluid. Benign pleural effusions can occur with lung infection, heart failure and other conditions. Malignant pleural effusions are seen with lung cancer or other cancers that have spread to the pleural lining surrounding the lungs. ...Read more
My X-ray report has is following comments:-
(right plural basual shadoing)
can these signs be removed after treatment or it will remain whole life?
Yes or not: If it is due to the presence of fluid and is recent might disappear completely. If there is an infection or an inflammatory process might leave a scar. ...Read more
I have had an abnormal ECG recently and it said probably plural infraction should I be worried? I also suffer from high anxiety.
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