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Hi. Dr Hayat here. When was this done ?
Do u have the previous xray ?
Whatever the first one was , this still is quite significant and needs to be drained . Either by a needle or a chest tube under ultrasound guidance .
If its persisting at 4 weeks , its unlikely to
It is effusion. Just needs drainage and some tests on it to see or rule out that it has not converted to pus. If it hasn't then a simple needle drainage to dryness would suffice but if it has then will need a chest tube and a longer course of antibiotics. But that is treatable too..
No. Just needs sampling for some tests first and then take it from there as I said above
Chest tube is an indoor procedure normally
The tap needs to be repeated. It's been 4 weeks
Not a major surgery. A 15 mins procedure depending upon the expertise of the doctor
With chest tube you might not go the next day. Takes a few days till all the pus is out..3,5 days I can say
Yes. Why not...
Let's get the test done and will take it from there. It's not serious
Let's get a tap done. I think we are just going in circles
You can always get back to me after the consultation
Ya the heart and right lung is ok. The left lung is obviously collapsed partially because of the effusion
Not at all..
Its normal to be anxious but things will be fine . Just take one step at a time.
Not at all..Hope to see you with after your follow up with your GP or the tap result. TC
Wont be absorbed
Great to know that finally you are glad :P
Have faith. You'll be fine.