If There Is Fluid In The Left Lung, Even If You Do Not Feel Tightness, It Must Be Suctioned.?
Hello doctor .. I am a TB patient, I have been taking OAT medicine for 4 months … when the X-ray re-emerges 2 x there is fluid in my left lung … and I have a thoracic ultrasound as well and the result is 350 cc of fluid … I don’t feel tightness etc. .. the cough has also disappeared .. guess about with that much amount of liquid should I siphoid the fluid? please explain .. thank you ..
Hello Aisha, thank you for the question.
Pleura is a layer that separates the lungs from the inner chest cavity. Cavity between the pleura normally there is indeed a fluid that functions as a lubricant when breathing, but if the amount of fluid in the cavity is excessive, that is called pleural effusion. Pleural effusion can cause symptoms such as tightness, coughing, fever, to chest pain. Some conditions that can cause pleural effusion include:
Tuberculosis (TB). Lung cancer. Pneumonia. Pulmonary embolism. Sirosisatau decreased liver function. Kidney illness. Heart failure Lupus. etc. Because pleural effusion is a complication of another disease, if the disease is initially cured, the fluid contained in the pleural cavity will also be reduced. We recommend that you consult your doctor about the condition to find out the cause of pleural effusion that occurs, whether caused by TB infection or because there are other causes. If the fluid in the pleura does not cause symptoms and is caused by TB infection, usually the doctor will suggest to continue TB medication and there is no need to do fluid suction or pleural puncture because the fluid will decrease along with healing TB disease, unless the doctor considers doing an examination laboratory to analyze the pleural fluid. If the fluid is too much or there is already an infection, the doctor may suggest a number of procedures for removing the fluid. To avoid and prevent increased severity, routine TB drug consumption should be recommended, eat healthy and nutritious foods, regular exercise, adequate rest, and control of risk factors such as high blood pressure (hypertension), smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages, and exposure to ingredients hazardous chemicals such as asbestos, etc.
Thus, hopefully it helps.