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Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest xray (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.

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Dr. Jayshree Chander
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation.
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