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What is the treatment for plural tubercurlosis?

What is the treatment for plural tubercurlosis?

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 more

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Can a patient suffering from pleural effussion work again?

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

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Is pleurodesis for recurrent pleural effussion the best rx?

Is pleurodesis for recurrent pleural effussion the best rx?

Sometimes: It can be effective, for large, recurrent and otherwise unresolvable effusions. Malignant with talc. Some others with other agents or mechanical with vats surgical. ...Read more

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Doc.What is benign pleural effussion?

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

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Could you explain what is plural pericardial adhesion?

Could you explain what is plural pericardial adhesion?

Scar: It's scarring of the tissue that surrounds the heart and lungs - both of which are serosal tissues (have similar consistency) ...Read more

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I have had an abnormal ECG recently and it said probably plural infraction should I be worried? I also suffer from high anxiety.

I have had an abnormal ECG recently and it said probably plural infraction should I  be worried? I also suffer from high anxiety.

ECG: I have been reading these studies for 45 years and never seen the reading plural(?pleural) infarction. I would suggest you not get anxious and get either another opinion of the reading or at least discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My son was having dose of tb and completed one month ago but when i went to check chest through x ray ,report shows has mild plural effusion?

My son was having dose of tb and completed one month ago but when i went to check chest through x ray ,report shows has mild plural effusion?

See Doctor: See your doctor. He may need a paracentesis with culture/molecular ID study of fluid to see if current treatment is working or TB is resistant. Best wishes ...Read more

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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

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?

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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Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?

Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?

Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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28/f/smoke10 yrs, quit 4 yrs ago. 2mm sub plural lung nodule in periphery base. What are chances its cancer? Very scared. Have to wait 6 months.

28/f/smoke10 yrs, quit 4 yrs ago. 2mm sub plural lung nodule in periphery base. What are chances its cancer? Very scared. Have to wait 6 months.

Unlikely Cancer: At 28 years of age even for a heavy smoker a 2mm nodule would be unlikely to be cancer. The recommended follow up of a 2mm nodule should be 1 year, not 6 months , however, because it is so small growth will be almost impossible to determine. If you quit smoking at age 24 then your total number of pack years of smoking (total exposure) is low. It is highly unlikely that this is cancer. ...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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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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Sir week before i hv cold symptoms and 2 days before i feel effussion in right ear.. both r gone nw bt a mild pain i cn feel behind ear when press..??

Sir week before i hv cold symptoms and 2 days before i feel effussion in right ear.. both r gone nw bt a mild pain i cn feel behind ear when press..??

If concerned : That you have an ear infection you will need someone too lookin your ear. More than likely it is eustacian tube that is filled causing pressure and will tAke time to drain ...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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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