Recurrent Pleural Effusion With A History Of Tuberculosis Is Possible?

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Mlm r n3 months ago I was diagnosed with pleural effusion r nWhen I had a tube in my lungs, I was advised to take OAT drugs. However, during the fourth month I took OAT drugs. my right lung ..

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Pleural effusion is a condition where there is a buildup of fluid between the lining of the lungs and the chest wall. Normally this cavity is empty and the fluid produced is only slightly limited as a lubricant to help smooth movement of the lungs when breathing.


Some conditions that can cause an increase in the amount of fluid that causes pleural effusion are:

Tuberculosis (TB)
Pneumonia
Kidney illness
Heart failure
Lupus disease
Decreased liver function
Lung cancer


In your case, a history of taking OAT means that you are diagnosed with tuberculosis and indeed, as long as the infection is still ongoing, the possibility of a recurrent pleural effusion is still there. As long as there are lung problems, pleural effusions that have been aspirated or removed can still recur because the fluid is normally produced by the body. So our advice is to stick to your doctor's treatment plan, take regular OATs and control them frequently so that your doctor can continue to evaluate whether your condition is still in line with his treatment targets or not.


Meanwhile, live a healthy lifestyle by staying away from cigarette smoke and stress, not throwing saliva and phlegm carelessly, living in a place where the air circulation is good and sunlight enters the room, and consuming nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables. Get well soon.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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