Dr. Liu Yi said that lung cancer (4874) lung cancer patients suddenly hold their breath, is it because there is too much pleural effusion?

Lung cancer, especially at an advanced stage, may hold your breath. Breathlessness, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing are common symptoms of some lung cancers. Are these symptoms necessarily related to the progression of lung cancer? This is not certain and requires specific analysis.

A 62-year-old lady contacted me a few days ago and said that she Feeling a sudden suffocation, she underwent minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery at my place more than a month ago, and she performed right pleural biopsy and fixation. At that time, she had a moderate to large amount of fluid in the right chest cavity. There are such symptoms of suffocation. Now that she has such symptoms again, she wonders if there is more pleural effusion in her chest cavity, oppressing the normal lungs and making her breathing difficult.

I am sure of the operation I performed myself, and I think it has something to do with pleural effusion Should not be big. Because I have undergone surgery to control pleural effusion, I dare not say 100% effective rate, but there must be no problem if it can be controlled more than 90%. I arranged a bed for her and admitted her to the hospital. Auscultation of bilateral thoracic breath sounds was still relatively good, which further confirmed that it was not a problem of pleural effusion. From experience, I suspect that her current suffocation may be related to pulmonary embolism. I arranged for her to have a special examination for pulmonary embolism. After the results came out, it was true that there was pulmonary embolism. After the treatment, the condition has been relatively stable for the past two days, and it will take some time to get through the dangerous period.

Lung cancer patients hold their breath and have difficulty breathing, which is not necessarily related to the progress of the disease. Comprehensive analysis, detailed physical examination, combined with special imaging examinations to check, the doctor’s experience plays a big role in it.