Pleural Fluid

Pleural fluid fills up the space between the pleural membranes. Pleura is a protective outer layer that separates our lungs from the chest wall. It has two layers with a space between them known as pleural space. This is where we see the pleural fluid and it keeps the plural membranes moist and lubricated.

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What does my father's cytology report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My father aged around 59 years had undergone pleural tapping with pleural effusion around 50 U/L. Please find the cytology reports. What does it signify? Kindly explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Kumar Nookala

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your father had effusion, he was pleural tapped and his ADA level (adenosine deaminase) was non-confirmative of tuberculosis as it is less. I would like to know the malignant cytology report, cellularity and whether the fluid was exudate or transudate to give fu...  Read Full »

What cause pain in the chest while taking TB treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a stabbing pain in the chest while taking TB treatment with four types of drugs (DOTS) since one and a half months. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This pain can be due to fluid in the pleural space, due to pleurisy or due to a cardiac cause. I suggest you take tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol), twice a day for five days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines wit...  Read Full »

What causes the collection of fluid around the heart of the fetus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, currently pregnant with my second child for 26 weeks and 5 days. I just left the doctor's office having done an anatomy ultrasound. The doctor said there is a little fluid around my baby's heart, but not to worry. I have been scheduled in three weeks for the same u...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. Let me clear you some facts. A basic anomaly scan is done at 18-20 weeks and if that was normal, it shows that no structural anomalies are there. Secondly, this scan was done at 26 weeks and 5 days when the fetus is half developed. As far ...  Read Full »

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