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What does a chest xray show for pneumonia

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later,Consolidation can lag behind clinical sympto... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 46 years experience
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
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Sometimes: Pneumonia on radiograph can lag few days behind clinical symptoms. Going the other way, patient starts feeling better long before changes resolve on r... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Polke
37 years experience
your pneumonia is gone. no longer present
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Dr. David Stemerman
31 years experience
If that is the impression on the report given to you, that means a pneumonia visible on a previous study (xray) is no longer visible on the current x... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
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
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
If you have no fever this might resolve in a few days for overwhelming chance it is not pneumonia. If not pl see your doc
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Symptoms?: If you are having symptoms, additional pulmonary testing and imaging may provide a diagnosis.
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