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What Are The Key Symptoms Of Pleural Effusion
Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more
Several: The fluid, or initial bloody fluid, or pus settles to the bottom of the pleural space( between the lung and the chest wall) it clots or gets thick and sticks in the dependent area and the lung sticks around it. If there is a lot of bloody or fibrinous fluid it may get stuck in several places- collections called loculations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain, fatigue: The usual symptoms of pericarditis include sharp chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and possibly exercise intolerance. If the process is acute, or sudden onset (often from an infectious etiology), you may also have signs of infection such as fever, headache, muscle aches/pains, etc. ...Read more
Thickened skin: It is a thickening of the skin usually on the upper back and back of the neck. More common in diabetics and heavier people. Treatment is difficult as medicine is partially effective in preventing progression of problem. ...Read more
Varied symptoms: Symptoms of interstitial pneumonitis can be variable - chronic cough, shortness of breath, reduced exercise capacity. Symptoms depend on the extent & severity of lung involvement, age of patient, associated medical conditions, underlying cause etc. Talk to your doctor/pulmonologist if you have concerns. ...Read more
Chest Pain: Pericardial effusion can be a problem if not monitored by your cardiologist...Chest pain, shortness of breath can happen. If so, this is a life threatening condition and needs to be treated immediately. Usually, pericardial effusions caused by viruses get better on their own. An enlarging effusion is worrisome and needs to be evaluated asap. Go see your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several or none: Early stages may have no symptoms at all. As the fibrosis progresses, symptoms develop based on the structure involved. More commonly the superior vena cava is compressed and can lead to engorged neck veins, head and/or arm swelling and headaches. If the trachea or main bronchi are compressed there may be difficulty breathing. If the esophagus is compressed, then there is difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
Cough, wt loss and..: Cough is one of the main symptoms of pulmomary tuberculosis (85-90% of case) along with poor apetite/fatigue, wt loss, and night sweat etc..But depending the location and severity of involvement, cough may not be severe at all. Tuberculosis can be non-pulmoary(10-15%)--in the abdomen, kidney/adrenal glands, brain, bones, neck, limbs, genital urinary tract, and even skin etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Similar to pneumonia: Interstitial pneumonia just refers to a specific x ray pattern of lung inflammation. It may be either related to infection or an inflammatory disease of the lung. Symptoms are similar to other lung diseases and include shortness of breath, with exertion or without) and cough ( often without much sputum production), there maybe constitutional symptoms like fever, and fatigue. ...Read more
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