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Are Pneumonia And An Atelectasis The Same
NO: Atelectasis is a radiology description for areas of the lung that are not fully inflated, usually due to inadequately deep breaths. It is common in people on bedrest for illness, and after surgery. It can lead to pneumonia, but can be alleviated by deep breathing, es[pecially by walking and by use of the incentive spirometry machine in the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common conundrum: This is a very common problem with no definitive answer. Sometimes it is just time and follow-up chest xrays that will tell. Pulmonary toilet is often employed along with possible prophylactic antibiotics. Ct may be useful, but may not be definitive. ...Read more
Common....: Atelectasis and pleural effusion can both occur with pneumonia. Atelectasis can heal faster if the patient takes frequent deep breaths and the use of an incentive spirometer will help with this. Ask your doctor to prescribe an incentive spirometer for you. The fluid around the lung will get reabsorbed over time. Get a repeat chest xray to make sure your lungs completely heal. Hope you feel better ...Read more
Does having pleural effusion and atelectasis mean you have pneumonia still? Supposedly my pneumonia showed clearing on March 6. Please assist
Small possible Atelectasis or small amount of fluid on ct 4 weeks post lower left pneumonia. Will resolve? What can I do?
Is there any specific position to sleep when you have pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia?
Should I worry about small atelectasis and small pleural effusion in my lungs 6 weeks after pneumonia? I'm worried
Had pneumonia 7 weeks ago. Have small pleural effusion atelectasis in right now. Feel tired, run down. What do I do?
pneumonia has been gone 6 weeks and now have atelectasis and pleural effusion? Was healthy prior to this. Blood work is good. Will I get better?
Does pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia (6 weeks ago) make you feel run down? Weak and tired?
Here are some ...: The process of suffering from pneumonia and its Rx may take a lot of wind out of the patients; its pace of recovery may widely vary. All we can do is work closely with Doc to modify your internal and external environments so to optimize functional recovery with your own residual strength with healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession in addition to drug use; give time & patience as well ...Read more
How to get rid of little fluid and atelectasis post pneumonia? PNA cleared back in March left lung clear. Right had the fluid mid April. Ribs ache
Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month.what now?
Atelectasis....: Atelectasis, which is when there is collapse of the small airways in the lungs, could account for your symptoms. If you get an incentive spirometer, and use it every hour while awake, the atelectasis will resolve faster. So, see your doctor and get an incentive spirometer. Your doctor can show you how to use it! And, if you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
March 2 left lobar pneumonia. Right had small fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed clear left and small pleural effusion and atelectasis on right. What now?
Status Quo: Continue present course of treatment prescribed by you doctor. ...Read more
Had lower left pneumonia March 4. Right lung had some fluid. Ct scan yesterday showed left lung clear. Right small fluid and atelectasis. What now??
Resolving pneumonia: Do you have an incentive spirometer to encourage deep breathing and expansion of the lung? You can buy them online, even from Amazon or a health supplies store/site. Blowing an instrument, singing, blowing up a balloon, and simple deep breathing exercises as well as being more active out of bed will help resolve it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia lower left, fluid right March 4. Xray tues show left white and right. Ct scan wed showed left clear right pleural effusion & atelectasis. ?
Here are some ...: For an average 34-y-o female, you seemed getting a lot of radiation more than the necessity which most likely could be taken care of by good Hx + physical exam + effective counseling + collaborative F/U. Nonetheless, work closely with Doc. Besides, today's medical care has been under high pressure of political correctness, consumerism, & commercialism. Keeping these in mind will help the future. ...Read more
March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?
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