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collapsed lung pneumonia

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Talk with experts...: In acute stage of lung collapse, usually, chest tube for a few days to help the affected lung expand is essential besides adequate use of antibiotics. ... Read More
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Time: Necrotizing pneumonia causes damage to the lung complicated by bleeding, edema, and scarring. Unfortunately, the lung is one of the body's organs that ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Unlikely: Though a chest xray is not the most reliable test for a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) it is pretty good. If there is a viral pneumonia on xray that co ... Read More
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Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Two – four weeks.: Likely that the pain will be much better within the next two weeks and that the fatigue should improve significantly over the course of a month. It ta ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Probably normal: These changes are typical after pneumonia, but should resolve within 6-12 weeks. Ask whomever was treating you for the pneumonia about the need for a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The fluid should slowly absorb, but if you spike a fever, please call your M.D.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Atelectasis....: Atelectasis, which is when there is collapse of the small airways in the lungs, could account for your symptoms. If you get an incentive spirometer, a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Simon
32 years experience Integrative Medicine
Breathing exercises: Time now for deep breathing exercises or incentive spirometer for several weeks then recheck with chest X-ray. The atelectasis can occur from poor ai ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dmitry Rakita
Specializes in Radiology
Likely ok: Radiographic resolution of pneumonia is typically slower than (lags behind) clinical resolution. What does the report impression say?
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Sometimes there: May be some overlap in the CT appearance of pneumonia and atelectasis, other times there are signs that help tell the difference. Keep in mind that e ... Read More
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