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Can you have pneumonia for a month

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I suggest a repeat exam and possibly a chest x-ray and pulmonary function testing.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
24 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roshni Patel
17 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hogan Shy
Dr. Hogan Shy answered
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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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Recheck: Go back for re-examination of your lungs. If the lungs are found to be normal (exam, oxygen saturation, CXR) then perhaps seeing a chiropractor for ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
COPID-19: Possibly. COVID-19 is largely incompletely understood. Most patients are asymptomatic after infection. Those who develop symptoms will do so frequen ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: Check with your doctor to see what kind bugs cause your pneumonia some of those are contiguous and your baby may not have immunity to it wear a mask ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
See pediatrician: Pneumonia in children could be dangerous if remained untreated. Majority of time is viral if it involves upper lobes. If it is lobar might need hospit ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: If you have been sick for that long you clearly do not know what you have. It could be asthma, copd, coccioidiomycosis or who knows what. Go get see ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Eosinophilic pna: Eosinophilic pneumonia is caused by accumulation of eosinophil cells which cause inflammation in the lungs. It is important to ensure that there is no ... Read More
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