Pleural Aspiration Treatments in Jaipur

Pleural aspiration is a procedure of inserting a small needle through the chest wall, to remove the fluid and air from the space between patient’s lung and the inside of his chest wall.

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Pulmonary Function Tests

About Disease

Pleural aspiration is a procedure of inserting a small needle through the chest wall, to remove the fluid and air from the space between patient’s lung and the inside of his chest wall (the pleural space). In pleural space, air and fluid are not supposed to be collected and this accumulation of fluid (pleural effusion) & accumulation of air (pneumothorax) can create breathing problems or improper lung functioning. Removal of the air and fluid accumulation from pleural space can treat problems of breathlessness.

About Symptoms

The most common side effects of Pulmonary Function Tests include:

  • 1. coughing up thick green or bloody sputum
  • 2. coughing up blood
  • 3. a dry cough
  • 4. fever
  • 5. chest pain or heaviness
  • 6. fatigue
  • 7. breathing that sounds funny or is noisy
About Treatment

Do not eat or drink for 4 hours before the procedure. This is a routine precaution for many medical procedures. If you are diabetic, you should check with your doctor before fasting.

You may need to stop medications that thin your blood, as this may unnecessarily increase your risk of bleeding. Examples include warfarin (often sold as Coumadin or Jantoven), clopidogrel (often sold as PIavix), asasantin, heparin and enoxaparin sodium (often sold as Clexane). If you take any of these medications or have any concerns about whether or not to stop taking them, please discuss this with your radiology practice before the procedure.

Bring with you, if possible, relevant films or CDs containing your previous imaging. This includes X-rays, ultrasounds, computed tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is common (but not essential) for people needing pleural aspiration to have had a chest X-ray, chest ultrasound or chest CT scan.

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