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What happen if the water still in the lungs?

What happen if the water still in the lungs?

Needs more treament: Depending upon cause eg heart failure, pneumonia or poor nutrition, pt will get more tmt and f/u. ...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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Sometimes it feels like there is water in my lungs but it happens randomly and I can breath the same. It just feels weird and I don't know what it is.

Sometimes it feels like there is water in my lungs but it happens randomly and I can breath the same. It just feels weird and I don't know what it is.

Docs Eval: Next time you feel those symptoms, you should have a physician evaluate you with a stethoscope. Water or pulmonary edema in the lungs can often be appreciated through auscultation. You may also require a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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What does having "water on your lungs" mean?

What does having "water on your lungs" mean?

Fluid in/around lung: "water on your lungs" can mean an excess amount of fluid accumulating in the tissues of the lung themselves (pulmonary edema) or might also mean an accumulation of too much fluid in the spaces surrounding the lungs (pleural effusions). Excess fluid in / around the lungs can be caused by heart failure (pump not working well and fluid building up) or by imbalances in blood itself. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I got water into my lungs and I'm worried?

What to do if I got water into my lungs and I'm worried?

Not too sure: If this is because of a heart condition, then "water pills" will often do the trick. There are also some lung diseases that can also cause this. Of course the best thing to do is get checked by your physician.
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What do you suggest if I got water into my lungs and I'm worried?

What do you suggest if I got water into my lungs and I'm worried?

Don't worry: You will normally cough if you get anything in your lungs that doesn't belong. Reasonable amounts of water should not be a problem unless you're talking drowning. ...Read more

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How do they remove water from a kids lungs if they have fallen in a pool?

They don't: The water inhaled in a submersion event is carried deep into the lungs quickly. If the kid has some in a the airways it can be suctioned or coughed out if the kid is responsive enough. The rest will be absorbed through the lung tissue and enter the circulation, much as happends when a baby is born and processes ling fluid. The process can cause significant lung disturbances and needs close monitoring. ...Read more

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I ingested water at a pool party and threw it up with a lot of coughing. This was hours ago. I still feel bad. Is there water in my lungs?

I ingested water at a pool party and threw it up with a lot of coughing. This was hours ago. I still feel bad. Is there water in my lungs?

Mgt: It would be helpful to have more details such as whether you have shortness of breath, wheezing or dizziness.
I would suggest being seen by your PCP. If the cough persists, please see the ED
For nausea, try sips of clear liquids and no solid food for a few hours, and please monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?

I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?

Self limited: If you got a small part of a cookie in your lungs, it would probably cause you to cough and expel it. Otherwise it can cause some mild to moderate local inflammation temporarily. ...Read more

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I chugged a bottle of water and started choking pretty violently. How likely is it some water got into my lungs?

I chugged a bottle of water and started choking pretty violently. How likely is it some water got into my lungs?

Unlikely: A choking episode attempts to avoid material from going into your lungs. Forceful coughing and a flap called the epiglottis protect your lungs. If after recovering from the choking episode, you have any difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or wheezing you should be evaluated in the ER. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have water in my lungs temp is 99.0 I choked on water a few times this week I'm not coughing at all?

How do I tell if I have water in my lungs temp is 99.0 I choked on water a few times this week I'm not coughing at all?

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I always choke on my pills how can I tell if it went in my lungs or if its in my air way I swallowed it with no water and is a big pill anxious?

I always choke on my pills how can I tell if it went in my lungs or if its in my air way I swallowed it with no water and is a big pill anxious?

Swallowing: If anything gets in your airway other than air, it causes you to cough. Please take your pills with water -- makes them much easier to swallow that way. ...Read more

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Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Yes: Diuretics are used frequently for "fluid on lungs". The cause of this finding however should be diagnosed and treated as well since diuretic therapy is not always going to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water hurt the lungs?

Can drinking too much water hurt the lungs?

Water: No, excessive water drinking (gallons) can cause electrolyte disturbance in the body. ...Read more

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How is it that when you drinking water it doesn't go to your lungs?

How is it that when you drinking water it doesn't go to your lungs?

Epiglottis: This structure functions as the "lid" to your voice box and wind pipe. It closes every time you swallow, allowing food and water to enter your food tube instead. ...Read more