Patient Comments: Pleural Effusion - Treatment

Question:

What treatment did you receive for pleural effusion? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Concerned, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

One liter of fluid was drained from my lungs and it returned 2 weeks later. Two liters were drained with a tube left in my lung and then the area where fluid developed was sealed off with a talc like powder. My chest x-rays have been fine ever since. It is no longer hard to breathe and the fluid has not returned. It has been 4 months.

Comment from: perelal effusion, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 08

First I faced some weakness problem in me. After 4 months I was well, then after that I experienced pneumonia. That day I had 103 degree fever, so the doctor took x-ray and found I have pleural effusion. So the doctor has started for me on DOTS (TB) medication. Right now I am taking that and I am better than before.