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pleural effusion?

By May 12, 2016 - 12:09am
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Hi i am facing pain because of fluid form beside lungs. As per doctor suggestion I take thoracoscopic surgery first time after one year again form fluid beside lungs.
I meet again same doctor he suggest need again thoracoscopic surgery, this time I apply chemical powder but after surgery he didn’t apply chemical powder.
Doctor tell the reason in fluid Pusey is visible so not possible to apply chemical powder.
Doctor do all tests but he didn’t find cause of form fluid.
Please suggest how to found exact cause form of fluid?

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Hi venkatvarra.056@gmail.com

Thank you for your post!

We cannot tell you exactly why the liquid is forming - we are not doctors and you need to continue to work with your doctors on this. It sounds like more tests are needed.

The pleura are two thin, moist membranes around the lungs. The inner layer is attached to the lungs. The outer layer is attached to the ribs. Pleural effusion is the buildup of excess fluid in the space between the pleura. The fluid prevents the lungs from fully expanding. This causes shortness of breath. There are two layers of pleura:

There are two types of effusion:

Pleural Effusion

Effusion is usually caused by disease or injury. The two types have different causes:

Heart failure
Liver disease
Kidney disease
A large shift in body fluids, such as during childbirth
Presence of a tumor

Some types of pleural effusion do not cause symptoms. Others cause a variety of symptoms, including:

Shortness of breath
Chest pain
Stomach discomfort
Coughing up blood
Shallow breathing
Rapid pulse or breathing rate
Weight loss
Fever, chills, or sweating

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. This may include listening to or tapping on your chest.

Tests may include:

Chest x-ray —a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the chest
Ultrasound—a test that uses sound waves to examine structures inside the chest
CT scan —a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of structures in the chest
Thoracentesis —fluid sample extracted from the pleural space around the lungs with a needle
Pulmonary function tests —to check breathing ability
Biopsy —removal of a sample of pleural tissue for testing

What kind of testing have you had done already? Talk to your doctor about all the testing options that are listed above.

Read one woman's story here: http://www.empowher.com/pleural-effusion/content/pleural-effusion

I hope you feel better soon!


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