Left Chest Pain To The Hip In The History Of Patients With Pleural Effusion?
in the middle of 2018 I was treated at the hospital because there was fluid in the lungs after seeing about 4 liters, there was still a little liquid leftover after the treatment process for 6 months. and the X-ray is said to have been clean for only a month. I do not take medication but lately the left lower chest almost to the waist sometimes feels painful especially when sleeping in an oblique position, but it can disappear if the position changes what is the cause and how to eliminate these feelings?
Thank you for the question.
The presence of excess fluid in the lungs you are referring to may refer to pleural effusion. This condition can be a variety of possible triggers, ranging from infections, malignancies, autoimmune disorders, pulmonary embolism, or also heart, liver, and kidney disorders. This condition, in addition to causing tightness, often also triggers coughing and pain that is mainly felt in the chest area, but can also spread to the back or waist as you experience. Pain due to pulmonary effusion, typically, will feel heavier when the body is lying on its side to the side of the lung whose efficiency is heavier, and lighter when the body is erected or lying on its side to the side of the lung whose efficiency is lighter.
Patients with pleural effusion who have already sucked up the liquid, it is not impossible to recur if the originator of the condition has not been handled properly. Therefore, it can be left chest pain to the waist that you feel related to the recurrence of this pleural effusion. It could also be, other conditions such as stones or kidney infections, bronchitis, heart attacks, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve clamps, and so on. This also triggers left chest pain to the waist.
If the pain that arises is quite severe, you should check yourself back to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine to do a more in-depth evaluation, such as with x-rays, ultrasound, or other supporting tests. As a preliminary treatment, you can treat your pain first with warm water compresses, do not massage the area painfully, rest more, and position your body to be comfortable (for example by raising your chest and head or tilting to a more comfortable side). Do not forget, discipline to live a healthy lifestyle, eat a variety of balanced nutritional value foods, do not smoke, and do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription.
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