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Forum Name: Pneumonia

Question: intermittent pulmonary edema after eating

 Anonymous - Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:56 pm

I'm a 21 year old male, healthy weight, smoked 1 pack a week for about a year, quit 6 months ago. echocardiogram revealed minor mitral valve prolapse 2 years ago. Not taking any medications for that or anything else.

The symptom is after I eat a substantial meal, I cough up a small but noticeable amount of clear fluid out of my lungs. After I resume normal activity it goes away. This has persisted for about 4-5 years. I've never had pneumonia or any severe pulmonary condition. I live at an elevation of about 4,000 ft.

Was curious if pulmonary edma after eating was indicative of anything particular that would require treatment. Thank you very much for your input, since I cannot afford a doctor visit at this time.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:45 pm

User avatar Don't worry, you don't have pulmonary edema! :shock: That can be fatal!

You probably just have some post nasal drip, sinus drainage in the back of your throat. Thankfully your smoking history isn't enough to cause any permanent damage - congratulations on quitting!

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