I've had a catheter put in left lung due to fluid. I've had fluid drained before but now it's coming back after 3 days at about 1200 ml each drain. Why does it come back quicker? I asked my Pulmonary doctor and he could not tell me except to say it's due to my lung cancer. I see my Oncologist next week but I just figured I'd ask one this site first to see if anyone has an answer. The fluid has Adenocarcinoma cells present too but that was the case when I was 4 months between drains in the past. I was told my tumors are stable though from last CT scan. Thanks for any input!
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.