After Lung Aspiration After Asymmetric Pleural Effusion?
Good afternoon. I want to ask the same question 3 months ago after spending liquid in my left lung, mostly 600cc. What I want to ask, why after being sucked up like my left chest is smaller than the right. The position of the ribs was more prominent right and my body tilted to the left. Is this reasonable?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Pleural effusion is fluid in the lining of the lung packaging. There are several possible causes of pleural effusion, including: left heart failure, liver cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, lung infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis), malignancy, and pulmonary embolism.
Treatment for patients with pleural effusion is to overcome the disease that underlies pleural effusion. In addition, if the pleural effusion is too much or cause tightness complaints, the doctor can plan procedures for removing fluids, for example with pleural puncture and the use of chest passages.
Has the difference in left and right chest size been evaluated directly by the doctor? Do you currently experience symptoms of shortness or difficulty breathing? We suggest that you consult your doctor again so that you can evaluate the complaints you submit and are given the right treatment. In addition to a physical examination, your doctor may plan a supplementary examination, such as a chest X-ray, to conduct an objective assessment of the condition of your chest specifically, and your general health.
As a recommendation, you are advised to continue the therapy that has been given by the doctor and conduct a control visit as you have scheduled it with the doctor who treats you. To enrich insight, you can read articles about pleural effusion. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.