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What Is Fluid In The Lungs Called
How risky is 5mm dia pleural effusion in left lung in m31 asthma patient n not enuff free fluid for aspiration for lab tests. Wt next now? SOB fever
Suggest a CT: Scan of the chest but your primary care doctor has to be involved. Best wishes. ...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
Asthma patient m 31 pleural effusion in left lung but radiologist says not enuff free fluid for aspiration fever SOB occasional sweating. What is it?
Possible infection: Pleural effusion is reaction to inflammation either in lung, chest wall or possibly something under left side of diaphragm Must rule out bacterial or fungal causes as well as viral. Should see pulmonologist if symptoms persist or worsen and may need blood and skin testing as well as sputum analysis. ...Read more
My mom has fluid around her lungs and dr's did a tap and draw and they want to do a procedure called scarring. Would you recommend?
Mom is 69. Fluid drained from lungs 2 weeks ago. Diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. O2 stat at 92-93. Ok to wait to call Doctor in morning?
Symptoms?: Oxygen saturation is fine. What are her symptoms? Make also sure that Palliative Care gets involved early based on treatment plans. Reason is twice, improved symptom control and better understanding of goals of care. I do not see any reason to call the doctor right away, however a timely followup will definitely help. ...Read more
Pleural effusion detected in xray. Aspiration done. Pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. All negative-no growth. Pain severe in chest and back. Amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?
Further workup: Your blood sugar is too high. Get further evalaution for diabetes. Pleural effusions can cause pleuritis, an inflammation of the sac around the lungs. Notify your physician and ask about antiinflammatory medince. Get a fasting blood sugar, urine analysis and hgba1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with pneumonia...chart said pleural effusion/pneumonia.....on October 8. Began a steroid pack and 10 days of aveelox. Went back yesterday for a repeat chest X-ray and doctor said it was better but there was still fluid and he would send t
Xray will get better: You will get better before exray will get better. Your doctor will ask you to either ask you to continue education later. ...Read more
They often do: Pulmonary edema is one of the most common causes of respiratory failure. That's why we have ventilators and icus. Less severe cases of pulmonary edema can be tolerated well enough to avoid respiratory failure. Just like a rain, its a matter of degree. You can have a light shower, or a deluge and flash-flooding. ...Read more
Should I worry about small atelectasis and small pleural effusion in my lungs 6 weeks after pneumonia? I'm worried
Do COPD or a pleural effusion typically cause "crackles". The crackles are apparently heard at the base of the lungs.
Lung injury edema: Depends on the nature and severity of injury but if it's going to occur normally would be apparent within a few days. ...Read more
I have been told I have pleural effusion, caused by a lung infection, but I am on holiday can it wait til I get home to get treated?
It would be unwise: To wait as potentially there could be a rapid progression of both fluid production and spread of infection. It could be so rapid that you would die before appropriate management could even be initiated. You might be sad about missing holiday this year but at least you will be alive to have a holiday next year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?
Pleural effusion cp angle x ray left lung hosp taking long time in tests n dates for pleural aspiration em fed up will delay make disease more severe?
Yes and No: Delay up to one week acceptable. Any longer get a second opinion and another MD ...Read more
Cardiomediastinal silhouette. Lungs are clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. Do I have heart murmur?
Heart sounds: Heart murmurs are found while listening to the heart with a stethoscope and evaluated with an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to determine it poses a problem. Chest x-ray can show complications of having heart murmurs from valve problems such as heart failure and enlarged heart chambers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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