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normal chest x ray vs pneumonia

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Symptoms?: If you are having symptoms, additional pulmonary testing and imaging may provide a diagnosis.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Pulmonology : Please see your physician for a Pulmonary consultation. The symptoms should be further evaluated. A sputum sample may be sent, and a review of your sp ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
46 years experience Family Medicine
CXR will confirm dx: Health Care provider will order a chest xray (CXR) if they want to confirm or rule out Pneumonia. Cold viruses can cause symptoms that seem like pneu ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Chest: radiograph is used to check for lung infection. It is a pretty routine examination for somebody with symptoms. In children it can be replaced with ul ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Diagnose pneumonia: Chest radiograph usually taken to confirm pneumonia when patient has fever and cough and some findings on clinical examination that are compatible wit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Yes: You could have a small or minor pneumonia or one in a hard place to see on chest x-ray but in general, if the x-ray is clear, you probably don't have ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The chest xray: itself cannot diagnose pneumonia, because there are a variety of things that can look like pneumonia on an xray. The xray findings must be interprete ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Not really: pneumonia should show immediately, Earlier some felt it may take time to show in pts with dehydration or neutropenia ie white blood cells decreased
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Looks different: Pneumonia is a patchy or consolidated infiltrate, and TB are smaller cavitay lesions or spots in the lung.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Pneumonia. : Chest x-ray findings of an ammonia can take at least two months to clear even after appropriate and adequate treatment. So the persistence of this x-r ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Sputum culture: Of course. The key is the history and physical exam, as usual. I see you have never been a smoker -- have you been checkd for antitrypsin deficiency? ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the p ... Read More

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