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Pleural effusion

Hi Practo Doctors , I have pleural effusion in left lung n consulted doctor, 15days course completed, with daily 2 antibiotic injections for first 5days . Now still it's getting sound while breathing . Please suggest me about it, and how long it take to get normal stage..
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Dr. Chethan R S
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Hi...... The effusion itself generally does not require treatment if it is asymptomatic because many effusions resorb spontaneously when the underlying disorder is treated, especially effusions due to uncomplicated pneumonias, pulmonary embolism, or surgery. Pleuritic pain can usually be managed with NSAIDs or other oral analgesics....
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Dr. V. Hari Prasad
General Physician 6 yrs exp Chennai
From 10 days to 45 days. You need to continue treatment depending on the type of organisms in your lungs.be patient until the doctor says ok.if there is tuberculosis then the treatment would be 6-9 months.
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