Patient Comments: Pulmonary Edema - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with pulmonary edema.

Comment from: mother, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 21

My son has hepatitis C and he is diabetic. His kidneys failed and he does dialysis three days a week. He gets pulmonary edema once in a while and when this happens, he gets short of breath, chest pain, weakness, off-balance, and sleepy.

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Comment from: Sharon, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 07

My dad is on dialysis, he does not want to go to his treatment as required, he usually gets two treatments a week. He is always congested but he is not coughing up any mucus. He still has a very good urine output. Could this congestion be due to him missing his treatments and I would like to know if a diuretic would help him.

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Comment from: ducklegs, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: May 19

My husband has pulmonary edema. He is 80 and has had l and l half quarts of fluid drained from his right lung twice in the past two months. The doctors can't figure out what is causing it. He is due for a bronchoscope this next week. He has no fever, no pain, just shortness of breath at that time. No heart failure, no liver enlargement, No alcohol no smoking. I appreciate the information in your article here. I feel it might be a drug interaction but still awaiting test info.

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