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A 42-year-old member asked:

i was discharged from the hospital one week ago today. i had pneumonia. when should i get another chest x-ray?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Usually no need: Follow-up chest x-rays usually aren't necessary as long as you're feeling better. X-ray improvement tends to lag behind clinical improvement, which means you could be completely recovered but still have an abnormal chest x-ray.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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