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What does fluid on/in the lung mean?

Postby nicky » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:35 pm

Hi, I have recently found out that I have "Fluid On The Lung". I forgot to ask the doctor what that means. So now i'm asking it on Yahoo. So i really want answers, I looked it up a few times on Google and said its a sign of Cancer. And I was wondering.. Is it a sign of Cancer? And is this dangerous?
Serious answers only please! And i would really like answers from real doctors!!
And I would really like answers soon/ASAP!!
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What does fluid on/in the lung mean?

Postby amlawdd31 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:38 pm

Pneumonia is described as fluid in the long, so maybe you have pneumonia.
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What does fluid on/in the lung mean?

Postby isham » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:44 pm

It's NEVER a good thing.

Call YOUR doctor's office and ask if you want to guarantee a REAL doctor's answer.
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What does fluid on/in the lung mean?

Postby winfrith49 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:46 pm

Fluid "on" the lungs cannot be a definite diagnosis for lung cancer...you'll have to have the fluid biopsied and tested...if malignant("cancerous") cells are found, then it'd be lung cancer.
However, fluid on the lungs can also mean infection (pneumonia or TB or something else), pancreatitis and other conditions.
So, I can;t say for sure that you have cancer what would lead to the diagnosis of your condition is a biopsy.
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