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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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19 years in practice
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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


Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
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Cousin in china diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia pulmonary edema, resistant to all antibiotics, and low protein? Treatment? Cost?

Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
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Cousin in china diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia pulmonary edema, resistant to all antibiotics, and low protein? Treatment? Cost?

Pneumonia: Seems to have more than pneumonia- pulmonary edema is usually not associated. Does he have heart problems. Needs a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
16 years in practice
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What is the diagnosis and treatment for scarring on the lungs due to repeated pneumonia?

Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
16 years in practice
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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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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Edwin Schuller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
40 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?

Autonomy rules: Surgery is almost never curative but can help locally. There have been some responses by anaplastic cancer of the thyroid to chemotherapy that may give a year or two of good-quality life. If the patient feels strong enough and wants to try it, then it's his choice. If not, it is always possible to make a person with incurable cancer comfortable. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
34 years in practice
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80 yrs old diagnosed with non small lung cancer (local), developed pneumonia after the first carboplatin gemcitabine treatment. Is it treatable?

Dr. Ed Kaplan
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
34 years in practice
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80 yrs old diagnosed with non small lung cancer (local), developed pneumonia after the first  carboplatin gemcitabine treatment. Is it treatable?

Yes: Being 80 doesn't mean no treatment: depends on the person. Pneumonia in lung cancer or during chemotherapy is not uncommon and is often successfully treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Mario Mangas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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What to do if I have fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

Dr. Mario Mangas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Philip Ovadia
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
18 years in practice
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Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Dr. Philip Ovadia
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
35 years in practice
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Could increased pleural fluid cause pulmonary edema, heart failure, or pneumonia?

Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

Pulmonary edema is also known as Fluid in the lungs. Pulmonary edema is a abnormal accumulation of fluid in the air sacs of the lung, often leading to shortness of breath. It is usually ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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