Pneumonia fluid in lungs

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My niece just had fluid drained from her lungs 2 1/2 weeks ago and the fluid is starting to build up again. She broke 5 ribs in March and came down with pneumonia and hasn't been the same since. The doctors say she doesn't have pneumonia any more and that she did not puncture her lung. Any ideas what could cause this?
She still coughs a lot from fluid in the lungs. How does the fluid leave her body? Is this normal to cough it out of her body?
is saying I have reflux in my lungs. Is there any way these AVMs could be causeing the reflux in the lungs? I go back to my to my Gastro. Dr Wed of this week. I am very scard about all this. I have now put the top of my bed up 6 inches higher and on Aciphex 20 2 times a day and off Nexum 40 for the time being. If you can give me any more advic please do!!!!!!!! Thanks !
Hi there. I understand your concern. Fluid in the lungs can have a lot of causes, most commonly from a lung infection called pneumonia (though from the symptoms you are describing, this diagnosis can be unlikely). Heart failure can also cause water to accumulate in the lungs if heart pumping is not adequate. From the recent surgery, injured lymphatic vessels can also cause this accumulation of fluids.
Infiltrates on a xray usually means that the air sacs are filled with fluid, cells, bacteria, or other substance. Pneumonia is an example , also fluid build up from CHF (congestive heart failure) can present as infiltrates from what I remember. I know that there are other reasons. What did your doc say Diva? Again keeping you in my thoughts..
My father has been sick off and on since March, he had phenomena, bronchitis and now he keeps getting fluid in the lungs, about every 2 weeks they fill up again. What are the causes of this and how to stop it from reaccuring?? The doctors he is going to have no idea what is going on. They referred him to a specialist, he lives in a small town in Idaho. I would like to get him to either Salt Lake Utah or Seattle. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
With the exception of linear infiltrates in the upper portions of the lungs (at the apex of the lungs), the presence of linear infiltrates would not be specific or diagnostic for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. In addition, a tuberculin skin test of <5mm is generally considered to be negative. There are now other tests for TB. These are called INF-gamma release assays and two of the most commonly used are the QuantiFERON-TB test and the T-Spot TB test.
do they often send someone home that was in the hospital for about a week that has chf, pneumonia, and fluid in lungs??? anything would help I don't want my husband to get worse just because they need a free bed in the hospital!!!
When I had my bronchitis episode in March, I was spared the pneumonia. Still I think it is very possible to develop it on tx. I know you are against the resuce drugs. You mentioned your WBC -- now what is your absolute neutrophil count????? Remember, neutrophils are the infection fighting type of white blood cell, and your body is left without that important protection when your ANC is low. Seems like any real drastic change in climate - and from the deep south back to Mass.
After much hesitation and thought I am going to provide you with specific advice. Of course you should consult your physicians, who will undoubtedly disagree with me. You are entirely correct in viewing the mucus as the problem. The organism causing the trouble (Let's call it"Harvey") is living the good life in what is called a "biofilm". Harvey can exist in a Lugols solution (which kills every known bacteria)in one of these films.
Kindd is talking about one kind of fluid, which is fluid within the airways. I am guessing the fluid mentioned in the MRI is fluid between the lung and the walls of the thoracic cage which is an effusion. While fluid in the airways can lead to effusions, not all effusions are due to fluid in the airways. For people without any symptoms at all, then the suspicion would be along the lines of chronic, slow growing infections such as tuberculosis.
It's hard to tell sometimes. I know I had pneumonia for weeks and didn't know it until I finally went to the doctor because I couldn't get rid of the cough. Being that he's so little and little ones can get sick so fast, I'd take him in and ask for a chest X-Ray. Listen to your gut, you know what's best for your child. Don't wait. Take him in.
Hi there. Fluid in the lungs can accumulate if there is an over production of fluid or a problem with the drainage. Over production problems ensue from diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, or cancer/malignancy. Malignancy can also disrupt the lymphatics and cause inadequate drainage of fluids. Cardiac diseases can also lead to fluid accumulation due to increased in pressures of the vessels of the lungs.
My mother is 89 with alzheimers but for now still breathing on her own and talking some. (also was singing once in a while) Shouldn't they try to remove the fluid by suction? I read where it's been done.
Such as when the alveoli, where gas exchange takes place, get full of fluid. The membranes in the lungs do stay moist, this is natural. Causes for excess fluid can be such things as lung infection, artery problems, heart problems or excessively high blood pressure.
Aspiration pneumonia causes death because the macrophages in the lungs cannot keep up with the removal of the bacteria growing in the alveolar. The alveoli become clogged with bacteria and eventually lose all function because the lungs actually drown in the bacteria. Unfortunately, any foreign substance that gets into the lungs has the potential for causing aspirate pneumonia.
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he came back with fever, noone could diagnose the real problem they passed it of as viral fever but apparently it was malaria which led to jaundice and later he is in hospital..... doctors say he has fluid(pus) in his lungs which they cleared out but it has reoccured, he's been on a respirator for almost a month......
Since then, I've been continually coughing and wheezing, especially when I lay down. I can hear fluid in my lungs when I breathe. Will this go away like the flu or should I persue a medical appointment?
You should relax first. When someone has pneumonia they may cough up a little blood. The gargling is fluid in the lungs. This is called edema. Edema caused by pneumonia isn't uncommon and is definately able to be treated and cured with the help of your physician. One thing you can do to help yourself is to avoid exhausting yourself. If you're a smoker, stop now. Smoking will make things much worse. Also, avoid the presence of anyone else who is smoking.
I was frequently treated for Pneumonia once in at least five years. I was treated with the treatment of Tuberculosis in SEPT 2007 for four months with RIFAMPICIN and combination. I again have a problem of continuous fever for more than two months. Fever – ranging between 99 F to 101 F during 24 hours. I have mild headache. I have frequent mild chest pain at right side. I have been admitted to the hospital for IV treatment. I need expert opinion as I have no habit of smoking and drinking.
I was frequently treated for Pneumonia once in at least five years. I was treated with the treatment of Tuberculosis in SEPT 2007 for four months with RIFAMPICIN and combination. I again have a problem of continuous fever for more than two months. Fever – ranging between 99 F to 101 F during 24 hours. I have mild headache. I have frequent mild chest pain at right side. I have been admitted to the hospital for IV treatment. I need expert opinion as I have no habit of smoking and drinking.
I will assume that you do have double pneumonia and not another cause of back pain, such as clot(s) to your lungs. In either case, you might have pleuritic pain (pleurisy); that is originating in the membranes that enclose the lungs and chest wall. These membranes have pain fibers and these fibers are stimulated by inflammation/infection on the surface of the adjacent lung. It is a nuisance but not an ominous symptom.
The other day, he had an episode of projectile vomiting, and swallowed some. He had a fever of 103+, which came down in 2 days. He also had fluid in both lungs. He was given oxygen, which was taken off as his saturation reached 94%. How can someone in this stage recover so quickly? Will these episodes continue? How long can someone live in this state? I live in another state, and I feel that my life is somewhat on hold, depending on what happens with him. Thank you very much.
I have never had the opportunity to try this, but I have thought about it a lot, and, in cases of aspiration, why wouldn't it be possible to swing the puppy like you swing them when they are whelped to get the amniotic fluid out of their lungs?
Weaning with CPAP for 3 wks then trachy oxygen mask.Wk 13 more fluid in lungs,chest drain put in.bleeding,low blood pressure.Wk 15 Trachy mask all day,CPAP night.Then pneumonia,setback to bipap.antibiotics help.back on trachy mask but last 4 days deteriorating.sepsis suspected but they say lungs failing & can do nothing else & hes dying.not sure about their medicalcare & what else we can do?
I have a 7 year old pug who was diagnosed with pneumonia back in March of 2008. After a series of both herbs and more serious medication (human quality z-pack {both of which are prescribed by my vet}) she seemed to be doing well. Her coughing seized and there was no fluid detected in her lungs. She has been off the medication for 3 weeks and her coughing started again. We are trying a number of herbal remedies to try to right size her health, but nothing seems to be working.
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