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Have fluid in lungs. Any treatment other than operation?

Hello sir....recently i had body checkup....results showed that i have fluid in lungs....doctor tried to takeout that fluid but it is thickened and so he can not taken out....he said there is no medicine to remove fluid without operation...so can u tell me other option to remove the water.....i got this water because i got TB...
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, thanks for your query....
you possibly have a pulmonary effusion secondary Koch's disease(TB).
Well i think if its fluid dat is thickened lets say Pus for example....you will benefit from having it drained via a chest tube inserted into ur chest in the region affected.The fluid would be sent for MCS, Chemistry test.This is usually done after a chest Xray has been done to show the exact place the fluid is. the other thing is that u still need to commence or complete ur anti - TB drugs.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum, If the symptoms are not alarming you can consider it to be starting stage of the disease. If the symptoms like pain and breath less ness is more you can conside it is in advanced stage, pleural effusion is of 2 types, transudative with clear fluid, and exudative, some what severe disease. it is caused by c.c.f.(heart problem), pneumonia, t.b,liver disease, renal disease, auto immune disease, etc.
It is diagnised by x.ray, c.t.scan, ultra sound scaning. Fluid is removed by Thoracocentysis, ortube thoracectomy. Pleurodesis, pleural drain or pleural decartication are the other treatment measures available in advanced cases , of course not in your case.
The removed fluid is to be examined in the laboratory for actual diagnosis. and treated accordingly, for complete cure.
So i advise you to consult a chest physician for diagnosis and complete treatment. Wishing for a complete and fast recovery , and thanks for calling.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
General & Family Physician Dr. Michael Ogbu 's  Response
Hi, thanks for your query....
you possibly have a pulmonary effusion secondary Koch's disease(TB).
Well i think if its fluid dat is thickened lets say Pus for example....you will benefit from having it drained via a chest tube inserted into ur chest in the region affected.The fluid would be sent for MCS, Chemistry test.This is usually done after a chest Xray has been done to show the exact place the fluid is. the other thing is that u still need to commence or complete ur anti - TB drugs.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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