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what does a chest xray show for pneumonia

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: A virtual consult can be booked online, so that the imaging may be viewed. From your description, this type of residual scarring should not result in ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
45 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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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 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 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Heart attack pain?: A person with chest pain must see the doctor to find out why. He should consider going to the E.R. If he cannot reach his doctor immediately. If it tu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Symptoms?: If you are having symptoms, additional pulmonary testing and imaging may provide a diagnosis.

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