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Can pneumonia/fluid in lungs cause swollen chest lymphnodes? Chest X-ray shows swollen nodes-chest only. Bad pneumonia-inpatient hospital IV meds.

Can pneumonia/fluid in lungs cause swollen chest lymphnodes? Chest X-ray shows swollen nodes-chest only. Bad pneumonia-inpatient hospital IV meds.

Mgt: This can occur. If you are producing sputum, culture results may help to guide therapy. An inbox consult is available and your films may be uploaded. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

Ask doctor...: The info provided is not enough to deduce life expectancy for patients requiring daily dialysis, which suggests the patient has fast fluid accumulation resulting from poor cardiac function on top of end-stage renal failure, together further decrease life expectancy. So, it is very poor - maybe a matter of weeks to 3-6 months unless some miraculous events happen. Best wishes... ...Read more

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My dad 81yr has fluid in lungs. Keeps forming & breathless on oxygen & weak. Tests show no cancer. On symptoms being given meds for Tb & pneumonia. Help?

My dad 81yr has fluid in lungs. Keeps forming & breathless on oxygen & weak. Tests show no cancer. On symptoms being given meds for Tb & pneumonia. Help?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath can happen from lung and heart disease, fluid in the lung indicates heart failure and heart disease. He may have associated pneumonia also. He may have some clinical indication to be on anti tuberculosis treatment. You can call our consult line with all the lab and
x- ray results to get a better understanding of your fathers condition. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Diagnosed with small airway disease. Born 27.5 weeks, on vent and pneumonia and pulmonary edema as baby. Had pft. Chronic coug. Tightness in chest when not on inhaler. Nonsmoker. What does this mean?

Association: Very premature children (those born before 32 weeks' gestation) have higher asthma risk -- almost three times that of children born at full term for asthma as young adults. In one study adults age 25 to 35 yrs old had over twice incidence of asthma than adults of full term infants. There is association but not definite cause and effect. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis and treatment for scarring on the lungs due to repeated pneumonia?

What is the diagnosis and treatment for scarring on the lungs due to repeated pneumonia?

Depends on cause: Recurrent pneumonia should be investigated and cause of the scarring determined to ensure that there is no ongoing inflammation in the involved segment of the lung. Treatment depends on underlying cause that is identified. If there is persistent infection in the lungs, it can lead to development of bronchiectasis over time. Please consult a lung specialist for detailed assessment. ...Read more

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Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?

Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?

In a way: In a way, you need to treat of course, as if it was viral (your probable case since you recovered without antibiotics) you would rest and push fluids and treat it supportively. If bacterial, you would need antibiotics. Usually, the body will heal itself, but on a rare occasion, you may leave some scarring from an old infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?

Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?

Yes: It is common to have areas of scarification after a severe pneumonia. Fortunately it is usually a small area of the lung that is asymptomatic that results. It's symptoms may include shortness of breath when walking but this usually may resolve. But the more episodes occur the worse it is. Smoking in the worst factor that worsens the occurrence of any lung disease. ...Read more

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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more

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Should have cardioversion if fluid in lungs?

Should have cardioversion if fluid in lungs?

If it is the cause: Cardioversion is done for irregular heart beat that will form the lots in heat their dislocation will cause severe complications, irregular heart beat also make the heart inefficient pump then fluid may accumulating in the lung speak to your doctor who knows the reason. ...Read more

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Do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

Do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

Not necessarily: Yellow mucus usually indicates an infection but it can be due to any number of causes. ...Read more

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When youhave your heart working on 20% why and what or hoow causes fluid in lungs?

When youhave your heart working on 20% why and what or hoow causes fluid in lungs?

Ejection fraction: The 20% you read is called ejection fraction and it usually is the left side of the heart. If you imagine a tank getting 100, it puts out 20 of it each time. The next beat another 100 goes in and puts out 20. Now 160 is accommodated in there, it will overflow backward to the lungs and cause too much pressure there that fluid sweats out hence the CHF and pulmonary edema. Simple to look at it. ...Read more

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Fluid in lungs related to liver cirrhosis?

Fluid in lungs related to liver cirrhosis?

In severe cases: When the Albumin in the blood goes down, fluid can leak all over the body including the lungs. ...Read more

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After treatment of pneumonia will the chest xray improve?

After treatment of pneumonia will the chest xray improve?

If therapy correct: If treatment is appropriate for organism causing the pneumonia answer is yes. Usually patient improves by feeling better much sooner than radiography completely normalizes. Complete radiographic resolution can lag 6 -8 weeks behind clinical improvement. If no clinical improvement then patient usually reevaluated with imaging. The wrong or a resistant organism may be cause. ...Read more

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How to remove fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

How to remove fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

Drain it: Fluid accummulated around the lungs can be removed/drained with a needle and a suction tube. It is a commonly done procedure which can provide temporary relief. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

What to do if I have fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis and lung d: Question is whether the fluid is in the lung (edema) or around the lung (effusion). Edema may be caused by excess fluid in the body and effusion may be caused by fluid moving from the abdomen to the pleura through the diaphragm. Multiple causes and treatment varies depending no cause. See your doctor for guidance and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Had anaphylaxis 2 wks ago for beef allergy. Was treated at ER after BP dropped, all body hives, and fluid in lungs. Still itching, no hives. Normal?

Had anaphylaxis 2 wks ago for beef allergy. Was treated at ER after BP dropped, all body hives, and fluid in lungs. Still itching, no hives. Normal?

Yes: The effects of the kind of allergic reaction you describe can persist (usually it's the hives that do) Take antihistamines as directed by your treating health professional and if symptoms continue a visit to an ALLERGIST is probably your next step!


Hope this is helpful!
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How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?

How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?

Periodic breathing: Newborns breath fast...Around 40-50 x a minute. They also have a cycle of breathing called periodic breathing where they breathe very fast then slow it down and can have an interval of up to 10-15 seconds of "holding their breath" then it starts over. As long as she is pink and eating well and in no distress she is fine. If worried at all see your pediatrician. Reassurance is very helpful. ...Read more

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Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Maybe, maybe not: Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure. Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is a one time event of fluid in lungs etc. After a respiratory infection always considered irreversible heart failure?

Is a one time event of fluid in lungs etc. After a respiratory infection always considered irreversible heart failure?

NO: Heart failure is seldom "irreversible" since there are MANY medications available for treatment! Consultation with a Cardiologist might be indicated after the first episode of acute heart failure!!!!!! (Not to mention possible SURGICAL treatment!
Hope this helps!
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Is it possible I got CHF from psychiatric meds? Have trouble breathing lying down, fluid in lungs and stomach?

Is it possible I got CHF from psychiatric meds? Have trouble breathing lying down, fluid in lungs and stomach?

Cardiac disease: The fda has issued warnings regarding cardiac disease, sudden death and metabolic syndrome for most of antipsychotics and some ssris used presently for the treatment of psychiatric conditions. The psychiatrist should be aware, and measure the risks and benefits of prescribing those medications to their patients, and monitor that those drugs do not produce or worsen coexisting cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Go to ER: This could be a reaction to the drugs, sepsis from non sterile techniques, or thrombotic events. Please go to the er to be evaluated, and then strongly consider rehab. ...Read more

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Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Best to see MD: It seems like you have one of the exanthematous childhood diseases like measles. It is best to see your md for precaution and proper diagnosis. It is fraught that childhood diseases when they happen in adults can have possibility of more complications, not necessarily that they happen. ...Read more

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Recently treated for pnuemonia for 4 weeks and still having bronchiospams. What might be the best treatment now! Lungs are clear no asthma hx?

Possible delay: With any infection - viral or bacterial, lung tissue is 'hurt'with the inflammation. The antibiotics will take care of the 'infection ' aspect. However, lungbtissue might still be irritated causing the intermittent wheezing. Would definitely get rechecked a week or 2 after completing antibiotics and then in a month or less depending on symptoms - should not be longstanding process. ...Read more

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If an elderly, co-morbid pt has pneumonia then is it the standard practise to use physical chest therapy or is generally not worthwhile in such cases?

If an elderly, co-morbid pt has pneumonia then is it the standard practise to use physical chest therapy or is generally not worthwhile in such cases?

Chest PT: There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy for adults with pneumonia. Although in theory the Physical therapy should keep the airway open, I don't see any harm in doing so if the patient can cooperate. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same?

No: Pulmonary edema (pe) is a backup of moisture/fluid that leaks into the tissues of the lung & may leak into the air exchange chambers. Pneumonia (pn) is an inflamatory process in the lungs usually caused by an infection by a germ (virus, bacteria) but could be caused by chemicals (stomach acid).Rx for pe &pn are very different. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

Are pulmonary edema and pneumonia the same thing?

No: Pulmonary edema is uninfected fluid in the alveoli of the lung usually do to congestive heart failure or to ARDS (non cardiogenic pulmonary edema or adult respiratory distress syndrome). Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue with infected fluid in the alveoli or interstitial tissues. ...Read more

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What are the differences between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

What are the differences between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

Pneumonia...: ...Is an infection and pulmonary edema isn't; pe usually happens because of a cardiac failure. ...Read more

Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more