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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
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
Have bronchitis and my back/ribs really hurt.Not from coughing since I haven't coughed much.Are my lungs swollen?
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?
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?
My dad has pleural effusion on his lung, swollen n painful tummy, horrendous cough, weightloss, struggling for breath. Wat could be wrong?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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