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how to get the fluid off/out your lungs

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how to get the fluid off/out your lungs
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  RK replied 7 years ago.
What symptoms you have?
How do you know you have fluids in the lungs?
Is it in the lungs or in the pleural cavity ( the space around the lungs)?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i don't know for sure if the fluid is there I just know I have all the symptoms, shortness of breath, crackle, sleep on extra pillows, fluid pockets in my back, either side I sleep on is where the fluid goes, blisters coming everywhere, feet, legs, sides, etc. feet and legs are swollen and hard with fluid.
Expert:  RK replied 7 years ago.
Fluid in the lungs is a medical emergency.
It causes symptoms like severe breathlessness, cough, pink frothy sputum.

You probably have symptoms of heart failure which needs medical attention.
If you are in doubt about your symptoms you need to go to ER.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I,m calling my primary dr for further instructions. thank you.
Expert:  RK replied 7 years ago.
That is the right thing to do.
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