Side Effects After The Action Of Suctioning Fluid In The Lungs?

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Hello doctor! My 61 year old father has sucked up fluid in his lungs. And after being sucked he experiences dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and sometimes he has to burp so he can eat smoothly. He said it was the effect of lung suction. If that’s true, when will the effect disappear? Previously I would like to thank if my question was answered

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The procedure performed to remove fluid from the lungs is called thoracocentesis or thoracentesis. This procedure is done by inserting a needle into the cavity between the outer lining of the lungs and the lungs themselves where the fluid collects, then the fluid will come out through a tube that is inserted later. The results of the released liquid will then be examined in a laboratory to determine its contents.


Regarding your question, in fact the normal effects felt in connection with this procedure are mild pain during anesthesia, when the needle is pricked for the first time, a feeling of moderate pressure when there is a needle and tube going into the body, and when the fluid is released. There is also a sensation of cough that may be felt when the lungs begin to develop normally, but not often felt dizzy, nausea and vomiting as well as the need to belch.


We suspect that this has to do with the effects of drugs and tension during the procedure. This should not last long, about 1-2 days maximum. If this complaint continues, it is necessary to look for other possibilities such as gastric irritation, stomach acid disease or ulcers. What is clear, because your father may still be hospitalized at the hospital now, continue to convey developments and complaints that were felt to the doctor when he visited, or directly convey to the nurse when the complaints are increasingly unbearable. So, hopefully answering your question.

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