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What are common signs and symptoms of a pleural effusion?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Shortness of breath

As the chest cavity fills with fluid, the lung gets compressed.
This can lead to shortness of breath, as well as possible chest pain, depending on the cause of the effusion. Fever is another possible finding, but is also related to the cause of the effusion.

In brief: Shortness of breath

As the chest cavity fills with fluid, the lung gets compressed.
This can lead to shortness of breath, as well as possible chest pain, depending on the cause of the effusion. Fever is another possible finding, but is also related to the cause of the effusion.
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