In some cases, fluid on the lungs, or pleural effusion, is dealt with by treating the cause of the fluid build-up, such as pneumonia or congestive heart failure, according to WebMD. In urgent cases, doctors must drain th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

People who have lung cancer often have fluid removed from the chest cavity because the disease causes fluid to accumulate there, according to Healthline. The membrane surrounding the lung, called the pleura, normally has... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Pulmonary edema is the medical term used to refer to the accumulation of fluid in the lungs, specifically in the alveoli or air sacs, according to Medical News Today. It affects gas exchange and makes breathing difficult... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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