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Is anesthesia required to remove fluid from lungs?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Thoracentesis

Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs.
Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys..

In brief: Thoracentesis

Is one way to remove accumulated fluid from inside the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs.
Local anesthesia, injected painlessly on the skin surface, is required to assure comfort during the procedure. If you are referring to fluid accumulation inside the lungs, as happens in heart failure, then drugs given systemically can "mobilize" fluid to be eliminated by the kidneys..
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. David Kinsman
Anesthesiology

In brief: Perhaps

If you require a surgical procedure to remove fluid from your lungs, or keep fluid from recurring, you should talk to your doctor about what they recommend for pain control, sedation, and your comfort, and their ability to care for you.

In brief: Perhaps

If you require a surgical procedure to remove fluid from your lungs, or keep fluid from recurring, you should talk to your doctor about what they recommend for pain control, sedation, and your comfort, and their ability to care for you.
Dr. David Kinsman
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