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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is common to have areas of scarification after a severe pneumonia. Fortunately it is usually a small area of the lung that is asymptomatic that res ... Read More
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perhaps: After a severe infection of the lung, the chest x-ray may be altered. Fibrosis of lung implies something else (such as a genetic or rheumatologic co ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: Absolutely. Not sure if you are referring to pleural effusion (liquid in the space between the tissues surrounding the lungs), or to congestion due to ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Not always. Other lung pathology can result in "crackles" when your doctor listens to your lungs.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Most often no: Kids' lungs are quite resilient and a quite good at healing very well after infections. Even after severe infections. The vast majority of children re ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your ch ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest monitoring your temperature, and being seen again by your PCP. The pneumonia may have recurred or resulted in a change in your airways ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Secretions: The rattling sound from lungs is generally due to vibrations produced by retained secretions (mucus/phlegm) in the airways (breathing tubes) in your l ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Yes.: Pneumonia can be localized affecting just a small portion of the lung or widely distributed. When widely distributed, this could be referred to as mul ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Pleural effusion: Pleural effusion or fluid around lungs is a common complication of pneumonia, occurs in 30-40% and a lot of time depends on what type of bacteria caus ... Read More

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