Swelling In Several Parts Of The Body In People With Lung Fluid Buildup?

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Hello … my father is currently in the process of suctioning lung fluid … but there is swelling … in the chest, neck, cheeks and testicles … is this commonplace or dangerous … currently the doctor on duty is out of town …. and the replacement doctor has not arrived either … please inform … at this time the swelling does not hurt …. the medicine feels thick on the swollen part ….

1 Answer:

Hi Shito, Thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com.

Does swelling also occur in the feet and hands? Do you know the cause of this fluid in the lungs? Fluid that is in the lungs or more precisely the pleural cavity is called a pleural effusion. The pleura is the membrane that lines the lungs and chest wall. Fluid can accumulate in this pleural cavity due to various health conditions, including health conditions that cause the body to store more fluid (fluid retention). If your father has a medical condition that causes fluid retention, some parts of the body can also experience swelling as a result of this excess fluid (anasarka edema). Maybe this is what happened to your father.

Some of the causes of health conditions that can cause complaints in accordance with that of your father are:

liver failure / cirrhosis heart failure renal failure protein deficiency (hypoalbuminemia). If your father's condition is stable (no shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, pain, etc.) then you can temporarily monitor your father's condition until a replacement doctor can check your father's condition. Immediately report to the medical team on duty if your father experiences other symptoms.

Hope this information is helpful.

Dr. Aloisia

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