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Water filled in lungs and not able to breath properly.And lungs swollen.

Water filled in lungs and not able to breath properly.And lungs swollen.

Pulmonary edema: Lungs can't breathe properly when filled w/water (should be filled w/air instead). You might be describing pulmonary edema, commonly from heart failure and/or kidney or liver failure, or pleural effusion. Imperative that you seek emergent care now. If your family doctor can see you now (you're half a globe away in india or 12hrs ahead), go. If not, go to emergency room for treatment. Don't wait! ...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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I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

I have had chest pain for 5 mos, an 8mm noncalcified nodule on my left lung, swollen left hilar and axillary lymph nodes and CRP is 12.4. Sarcoidosis?

Mgt/workup: This is in the differential of possible causes, and a biopsy may be performed so that your physician will have more information, before making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if  it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

See a doctor: If this has developed suddenly you may have a tonsil infection or other serious infection. You need a good exam. It's possible this is all due to a cold or virus. If the swelling seems fairly remarkable go see a doctor today or tomorrow. ...Read more

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My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?

My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?

Need evaluation: It is difficult to say exactly what organ involved. It can be liver. Heart . This problem need full complete evaluation and would need testing. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

Several possibilitie: Pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, advanced malnutrition, congestive heart failure, hepatorenal syndrome, uremia. The lack of response to diuretics implies that either the condition isn't responsive to diuresis or the dose needs to be adjusted. The condition appears to be complicated and should be further evaluated with consultants as needed. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

A number of things: Infections, malignancy, and autoimmune diseases can all cause swollen lymph nodes in the lungs. ...Read more