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How is pulmonary vascular congestion caused?

How is pulmonary vascular congestion caused?

Usually from CHF: Vascular congestion or pulmonary edema is usually the result of a cardiac problem call congestive heart failure (chf). The left side of the heart can not keep up with the right, so blood stagnates in the lungs. This causes shortness of breath, inability to lie flat, and sometimes white frothy sputum. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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I have pulmonary vascular congestion along with an enlarged heart. Is this something dangerous as one doc said it was nothing?

I have pulmonary vascular congestion along with an enlarged heart. Is this something dangerous as one doc said it was nothing?

May be: Pulmonary congestion and cardiomegaly (if you truly have them) may represent signs of early heart failure but you do not say if you have shortness of breath or any other symptoms.
Nothing wrong to get a second opinion from a cardiologist that you trust and follow his lead.
Do not be afraid of asking questions!
you should be allright. ...Read more

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My mother has ovarian cancer, c. diff., pulmonary vascular congestion, bibasilar pleural effusions and cardiomegaly. Is prognosis days, weeks, etc.?

My mother has ovarian cancer, c. diff., pulmonary vascular congestion, bibasilar pleural effusions and cardiomegaly. Is prognosis days, weeks, etc.?

Poor, but...: Clinically & obviously, sorry to say your mom's life expectancy would be not long, but how long specifically is beyond someone online can suggest. In fact, asking her attending doc would be most decent to get pertinent answer since s/he know more about her than anyone online. Best... ...Read more

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ER visit for breathing issues and edema. Chf and copd patient. Gained 40lbs in 2wks, Fluid blisters. Er said he was fine and sent home. He died 2.5 days later. Er record showed he had enlarged heart and pulmonary vascular congestion. What happened?

ER visit for breathing issues and edema. Chf and copd patient. Gained 40lbs in 2wks, Fluid blisters. Er said he was fine and sent home. He died 2.5 days later. Er record showed he had enlarged heart and pulmonary vascular congestion. What happened?

I am sorry to: Hear of this loss. I think that this issue will require a complete review of records, studies & possibly autopsy to obtain a good understanding. Unknown doctors providing general medical education on-line just would not be able to do this issue justice. Take care. ...Read more

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Does cardiomegaly, vascular congestion and lungs filled with water cause death my mother died because of these?

Unfortunately yes: Sorry for your loss. You describe congestive heart failure, and pulmonary oedema, which contribute to a very ominous outcome. Modern medicine sometimes loses the battle. ...Read more

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My chest xray accentuated broncho-pulmonary vascular markings at para cardiac region for clinical correlation what is that mean??

My chest xray accentuated broncho-pulmonary vascular markings at para cardiac region for clinical correlation what is that mean??

Nonspecific: In this age, likely x ray technique or reader overcall. Bronchial thickening can be acute (allergic or infectious bronchitis, poss. asthma) or chronic (a component of COPD (really doubt under 30 yo)). Vessels can be prominent due to heart failure (usu. Upper lung, in aged). > vessels on the rt.? pectus, AKA pigeon chest.
? prior films and mostly clinical assessment w/ Pulmonary or Internal Med. ...Read more

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Can my 9 month old drink iced water? His lungs are clear and he is coughing congestion.

Can my 9 month old drink iced water? His lungs are clear and he is coughing congestion.

It: It is ok for any baby over six months to have a little water. You may have a hard time getting your child to drink iced water, though since they do not usually like to drink very cold liquids. The only things that have been shown to help an infant with cough and congestion are saline drops and nasal suctioning with a bulb suction and placing a humidifier in the room while he sleeps. No cough/cold medications are safe for this age.

If your child develops a fever, starts refusing to eat or drink, acts very sick or starts to have difficulty breathing, call his doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having chest pain, hurts in lungs worse when I lay down and coughing with chest congestion?

Having chest pain, hurts in lungs worse when I lay down and coughing with chest congestion?

Go to ER: You should go to er and get yourself checked. There are different reasons that can cause chest pain and cough- however, I think you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Go to er. ...Read more

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Anytime I fall asleep laying on my back, I wake up with fluid/congestion in my lungs. What could be the cause? I'm 29, non-smoker, & normal weight.

Anytime I fall asleep laying on my back, I wake up with fluid/congestion in my lungs. What could be the cause? I'm 29, non-smoker, & normal weight.

Lying supine: This syndrome may actually be due to postnasal dripping of mucus or actual gastroesophageal reflux as you lie in a supine position during sleep. If you have normal breathing during exertion or exercise, it is quite unlikely that you have any disorder of the heart or lungs. Try sleeping with your head and chest in more of an upright position-that is, above your abdomen which helps reflux. ...Read more

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Why do I always have flem and congestion in my lungs?

Coughing up phlegm: Coughing up phlegm can come from numerous causes. Primary pulmonary disease, e.g. Emphysema, bronchitis, etc., can be the source. It is also possible postnasal drip from sinusitis/allergies can be the cause. I would see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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The difference pulmonary edema and congestion is what?

The difference pulmonary edema and congestion is what?

Not much: Pulmonary edema is a type of pulmonary congestion. Congestion just means something is in your lungs. Pulmonary edema means that "water" is in your lungs usually from the heart not pumping well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More descriptive terms that are used include cardiogenic pulmonary edema and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What's the different bw pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary edema?

What's the different bw pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary edema?

Pul edema terms: They are both describing the same thing. When a radiologist describes pulmonary venous congestion, it usually means that he or she is less certain of the diagnosis or that the findings on the x-ray or mild or borderline in appearance. ...Read more

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Hello dr what's the difference pulmonary edema and pulmonary venous congestion?

Hello dr what's the difference pulmonary edema and pulmonary venous congestion?

Pulmonary: Pulmonary venous congestion will eventually lead to pulmonary edema if not checked; both are serious conditions needing prompt diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

Pulmonary: Briefly pulmonary venous congestion is one cause of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension has multiple causes. Pulmonary venous congestion is a sign of something wrong with the heart. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray done in the ER a couple of nights ago results: Cardiomegaly with suspected mild central vascular congestion. What does this mean?

I had an X-ray done in the ER a couple of nights ago results: Cardiomegaly with suspected mild central vascular congestion. What does this mean?

It means that your: Heart is enlarged and there is a back up of fluid into your lungs. Probably consistent with heart failure. You should be under the care of a health care professional for appropriate management of this problem. ...Read more

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Does "Stable findings of mild cardiomegaly & vascular congestion" mean mild CHF? If not, what does it mean? Could you explain "stable findings"?

Does "Stable findings of mild cardiomegaly & vascular congestion" mean mild CHF? If not, what does it mean? Could you explain "stable findings"?

X-Ray Reading: This sounds like the interpretation of a chest x-ray by a radiologist. "Stable findings" means they were present on a previous x-ray that is compared side by side with the current one. For the significance of these findings you will need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pelvic vascular congestion and have fluid in my pelvic I don't know how much fluid. Can I get poison in my body from this or die from it.?

I have pelvic vascular congestion and have fluid in my pelvic I don't know how much fluid. Can I get poison in my body from this or die from it.?

Not likely: I'm not sure what is meant by this report but clearly you have a physician who ordered the study. You should ask that person for an interpretation. But meanwhile, don't worry about poison. The congestion and fluid is your normal body fluids, just built up more than is usual for some reason. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between pulmonary edema and sinus congestion?

Is there a difference between pulmonary edema and sinus congestion?

Lungs vs nose: Pulmonary edema is "wet lungs." this is usually related to congestive heart failure. Sinus congestion is related to nasal stuffiness and sinus blockage. ...Read more

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Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Not likely.: Post nasal drip likely comes from the back of your nose and drips down and is usually coughed out or swallowed down your esophagus. If you get a chest cold, the inflammation comes first and then congestion from mucus production. This is then coughed out or blown out if in your nose. The post nasal drip usually comes after most of your congestion is coughed out or blown out. ...Read more

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Doctor did ct of my abiding and found, pelvic vascular congestion in fluids what is is this?

Doctor did ct of my abiding and found, pelvic vascular congestion in fluids what is is this?

Pelvic vascular synd: Syndrome is best seen on pelvic ultrasound. If the vessels are large enough to be seen on CT, they can cause symptoms in the pelvis. Talk to your doctor to see what can be done to ease any symptoms you may have ...Read more

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Hello Doctors. I was diagnosed regenerative foveolar hyperplasia, lamina propria congestion, oedema, vascular ectasia. Any advice?

Hello Doctors. I was diagnosed regenerative foveolar hyperplasia, lamina propria congestion, oedema, vascular ectasia. Any advice?

Follow DR's advice: It is important for you to follow your DR's advice.
Without a full medical history, and exam, it would not be wise to give you additional advice. ...Read more

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What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

Check bedroom: Hi emily. There may be something in the bedroom that is an allegan. That can include your bedding, a feaher pillow or feather or wool blanket. Since the cough has been going on for a month, I would check your heating system. You may need to replace the filter, or clean the humidefier if you are using a humidifer or vaporizer make sure you clean them. Hopefully, symptoms will improve. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion = aggregation ...Read more


Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more