Pleural Effusion (Fluid on the Lungs)
Pleural disease in all forms is potentially dangerous and often painful. Most conditions are characterized by chest pain when breathing, shortness of breath, or frequent coughing and is caused by fluid building up in the chest or on the lung.
Hassan Abouhouli MD, Dallas Buck APRN, Joshua Moushon APRN, and Kallie Garrett APRN can help by identifying the cause and recommending effective treatment. Call our office today to schedule an appointment! 918-307-5490
Pleural Effusion FAQ’s
What are the causes of pleural effusion?
There is a wide range of factors that can lead to developing a pleural effusion such as:
- Leaking from other organs – which can happen from your liver, kidneys, or even your heart.
- Lung Cancer
- Tuberculosis infection
- Pneumonia infection
What are the symptoms of pleural effusion?
You may not have any symptoms until the effusion becomes large or begins to cause inflammation.
Symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pain
If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is important to seek medical attention right away as it can becoming life-threatening.
How is pleural effusion diagnosed?
Our expert staff will discuss your symptoms and combine physical exam with imaging that may include:
- Chest X-ray
- CT Scan