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A 22-year-old female asked:

do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Yellow mucus usually indicates an infection but it can be due to any number of causes.

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What if I have a positive test for TB infection?

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So: Depending on your symptoms, your chest x ray, your age and other factors, you might need treatment for active tb, latent tb, or nothing at all.
A 21-year-old member asked:

When can you tell if you have a lung infection?

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Chest x-ray: When you have lung infection, most likely it happened after cold or flu, most of the time you start to spike a fever, chills, sweeting, productive cough, those are signs of lung infection. The elderly people or the one had compromise immune system, they may not show these severe sings? Chest x-ray will confirm that.
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I have recently been diagnosed with COPD and I still smoke. Is it too late to quit smoking now that my lungs are already damaged?

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No: Quitting smoking now will slow the progression of COPD over time and may even stop or reverse some of the effects of COPD (this will take years). But continuing to smoke will definitely worsen your copd, including infections, and affect the lung tissue at a much faster rate than if you didn't smoke.
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Why does the lung scarring take place?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How is ecog ps2 related to small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Thoracic Surgery 26 years experience
Not directly: Ecog ps (performance status) refers to the functional status of patients with cancer (any type, not just small cell). Ps 2 describes pts that " are ambulatory and capable of all selfcare but unable to carry out any work activities. Up and about more than 50% of waking hours" ps scores are used to decide how intense of treatment cancer patients should undergo.

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