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can pneumonia last a month and a week without worsening

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Unrelated: Most likely you got sick because of some exposure or you were not taking good enough care of yourself. I always recommend a full nights sleep, eating ... Read More
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46 years experience Pediatrics
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chest X-ray: The diagnosis is usually made with a chest X-ray. Your symptoms can also suggest one diagnosis over another. It seems like you have already been told ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: It could be pneumonia, it could a sinus infection, it could be the end of the cold, or many other things. The presence of chills suggests a secondary ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
25 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes, some: Some lung infections may take weeks to months to heal. Recovery can vary widely depending on someones age, degree & type of infection and other medic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roshni Patel
18 years experience Family Medicine
Reoccurring pna: Pneumonia may reoccur if bacterial antibiotic resistance occurred or if the reason for the pneumonia was not addressed (i.e. Aspiration of stomach con ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hogan Shy
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Pneumonia: Typically pneumonia does not recur at any set time. It is more common in people who smoke, have immune deficiency or have pulmonary issues.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No necessarily : Pneumonia takes 6-7 weeks to clear from lungs. It's not that you still have an infection if you have finished the course of your antibiotics. The muco ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
This is unusual: See you lung doc to have it checked out. You may need a CT of your chest. Discuss with your lung doc, No reason to wait!
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Contact doctor: You need to have this evaluated now. Could be old sign of prior bleeding but needs attention as might be problem with infection or blood clot.

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