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is diarrhea, large volume a symptom of bacterial pneumonia

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes, usually: Bacterial pneumonia varies by the type of bacteria as does viral pneumonia. In general, however, both present with a fever, shortness of breath, and ... Read More
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Bacterial & viral pneumonias can be very hard to distinguish on the basis of symptoms alone. Your doctor may order some blood tests, cultures & xrays ... Read More
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Often difficult to decide which one see lung doc asap.

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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pneumonia: Was a chest xray performed and was it diagnostic of pneumonia? Sputum culture done? It's possible to have pneumonia in the absence of fever, chills, c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
More cases in winter: Pneumonia is prevelant year around but more cases diagnosed in winter season.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It can be: Very young children or those with underlying severe chronic diseases are more at risk for complications and even death than older children or adults. ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: It is more dangerous in that more severe illness and even death is statistically more common in the very young or the elderly. In both age groups pne ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: I know you want a more definitive answer but my crystal ball is in the shop being repaired. Is it possible to get over an pneumonia (and for that matt ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
If you do yes but...: Why do you think that's what you have? It is not common at your age unless you have underlying disease. What are your symptoms?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
You can reduce your: Risk of pneumonia by getting your yearly flu vaccine. Also if you are an appropriate candidate, get your pneumonia vaccine every 5 years. If you are i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not advised: The child's respiratory capacity may be compromised, making them more prone to tiring and then risk of accidental drowning. With bacterial pneumonia, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Bacterial pneumonia: is a lung infection due to a bacteria, vs. a virus, fungus, or other etiology. Whether or not it is contagious depends on the type of bacteria. If con ... Read More
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