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Pleural effusion is a medical condition in which too much fluid builds up behind the pleura. These are the spaces between the membranes that encase the lungs. It is normal to have some fluid in these spaces, but when sym... More »

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Pleural effusion can often be treated by addressing the underlying cause or condition, such as with antibiotics or diuretics, according to WebMD. Large, infected or inflamed pleural effusions may require additional drain... More »

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Doctors drain pleural effusion by drawing out the fluid through a needle, a procedure known as thoracentesis, or by installing tubes for drainage, a procedure known as a tube thoracostomy, explains Cleveland Clinic. Medi... More »

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The symptoms of fluid around the heart, or pericardial effusion, depend on the condition’s cause. For example, when fluid builds up around the heart due to pericarditis, the main symptom is chest pain, notes WebMD. Other... More »

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