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i have water in my lungs shortness of breath an infection in

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i have water in my lungs shortness of breath an infection in my stomuch and swollen tryriod glands
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Thanks for your question.
What medications you are taking currently?
How long you have these symptoms?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

none right now. swollen tyroid for a long time,water in the lungs about 5days now doctors are trying to dry water out of the lung ,they will be using a tube injection they say will not do it

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
Water in the lungs or pleural effusion is caused by the bacterial infection commonly.
Heart failure is another possibility.
Rarely, this can be a sign of cancer.
The water should be tested for any cancer.
The water can be drained by placement of tube.
Antibiotic course can be considered.
The swollen thyroid or goiter is not a problem if you do not have any difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
Also serum TSH level should be checked.
If elevated then Levothyroxine should be prescribed to shrink the gland.
The stomach infection also will respond to antibiotic if bacterial.
H pylori is a bacterial infection and treated with antibiotics.

Best wishes,
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

what could be some posible cause of the infection food. water

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
The infection can come through contaminated food water, or from contact with infected person from the environment.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

no heart problem,how serious is this infection

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.
Can be moderately serious since you developed water in the lungs.
But this is treatable with antibiotics.