Suction Of Fluid In The Cavity Of The Lining Of The Lungs?

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I just yesterday sucked fluids from the lungs. This was the second time I sucked fluids from the lungs, did it not cause long-term results in the future but the second time I didn’t experience coughing or severe tightness in the chest but the x-ray results were fluid so d take more action to suck the liquid.

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Fluid that is in the cavity of the lining of the lungs in medical language is known as pleural effusion. The pleura is the membrane that lines the lungs and chest cavity. Between the pleural cavities there is a small amount of fluid which functions as a kind of lubricant for the movement of the lungs so that when we breathe, sneeze, or cough it does not cause pain. However, if certain health conditions occur, the amount of this fluid can increase and cause pleural effusion. Do you know what caused your pleural effusion? The most appropriate treatment for pleural effusions is to treat the causes so that they do not continue to cause pleural effusions. Pleural effusions can be caused by pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lung cancer, and lupus.


Pleural fluid suction (thoracentesis) is usually done if the amount of fluid between these cavities is large enough. If you build up a lot of fluid, this can interfere with the movement of your lungs so you can experience difficulty breathing and chest pain. Continuous movement of the lungs can cause respiratory failure. Hence, a large quantity of liquid hadu been released immediately. In addition, this fluid suction is also intended to take fluid samples to be examined in the laboratory to determine the cause. This procedure is really needed if you do accumulate a lot of fluid. But of course there are risks from this procedure, namely bleeding, infection, and pneumothorax (the presence of air in the cavity of the lungs).


Please consult with a specialist who treats you about the cause of this pleural effusion so that you also understand the treatment you must undergo. Pleural effusion treatment is to treat the cause. If the pleural effusion occurs repeatedly, the doctor will consider inserting a special tube into this cavity (chest tube) or using an irritant in the pleural space to attach the two pleural layers.


Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia

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