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Lower Lobe Pneumonia contagious yes or no?

Lower Lobe Pneumonia contagious yes or no?

Not: The way most upper respiratory infections are! Possible but NOT Probable. .. Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

Mgt: It really depends on the type and extent of the pneumonia. Has the cause been identified and treated promptly? Other things to consider are whether your child has been vaccinated, has a normal immune system, and any other lung disorders which can prolong his course.

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How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia (vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia (vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

Depends: From 3-5 days to a month, all depends on ph of gastric content, particulate matter, recovering abilities and other comorbidities and certainly quality of treating physicians.

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Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Post pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon what the causative agent of the pneumonia was, the extent of lung involvement, your personal immune system, and other factors. Give this time, get plenty of rest and a healthy diet. Good luck and hope you are better soon.

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What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..

What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..

CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs.

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I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

This suggests that: You have increased tissue density in multiple areas of the lung. What that increased density represents can be various things like infection, fluid, masses. Whoever's x-ray this is, should review the findings with the ordering physician for better clarification.

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Is pbt bilateral density upper and lower lobe is curable? Y do I nid to have a sputum? My xray tell DAT I have all these. Thanks

Is pbt bilateral density upper and lower lobe is curable? Y do I nid to have a sputum? My xray tell DAT I have all these. Thanks

There are: Many, many causes of "densities" on a chest xray. Density is a nonspecific descriptor and doesn't imply any particular diagnosis. So, without more information your question cannot be answered. Your doctor needs to evaluate the densities in the context of your clinical picture.

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Ct shows mild atelectasis right middle lobe and bilateral lower lobes as well as a few 4mm nodules left lower lobe. Should I be seen asap?

Ct shows mild atelectasis right middle lobe and bilateral lower lobes as well as a few 4mm nodules left lower lobe. Should I be seen asap?

No: These findings do not require urgent management. Atelectasis just means small areas of lung do not have enough air in them which can be due to your history of asthma. 4mm nodules are usually benign but require a 12mo follow-up if you have no smoking history or 6mo follow-up if you've ever smoked.

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Lung CT. Several pleural tags bilateral upper lobes. 7mm nodule peripheral right lower lobe. What are causes for pleural tags not related to nodule?

Lung CT. Several pleural tags bilateral upper lobes. 7mm nodule peripheral right lower lobe. What are causes for pleural tags not related to nodule?

Mgt: Pleural tags may be caused by a number of conditions related to infection, inflammation and scarring. If you have risk factors for lung cancer please have an appointment with a Pulmonologist.

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I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

Need evaluation: Ground glass opacity could represent simple pneumonia or serious lung problem. Better to consult a pulmonogist and may require lung biopsy if persist.

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March 4 left lower lobe pneumonia. Right lower lobe had small fluid. It has resolved after antibiotics.34 yr old healthy female. Can I get this again?

March 4 left lower lobe pneumonia. Right lower lobe had small fluid. It has resolved after antibiotics.34 yr old healthy female. Can I get this again?

Yes,: You can get pneumonia again, but unless you have underlying medical issues predisposing you to pneumonia, you shouldn't be at any more increased risk.

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What is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

What is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

Many things: A lung nodule may be an indication of infection, active or healed infection, a benign of malignant tumor. Most are benign. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/FAQ-20058445

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9 mm nodule in rt middle lobe.3 mos was 1.4 cm and also found 3.5mm nod in same lobe. 6 mos both stable but now have 6 mm nod in rt lower lobe. Remove?

Generally, one does: NOT go in and surgically remove multiple nodules in the lungs. A biopsy may be necessary to get a diagnosis, but this would be to obtain a specimen for microscopic analysis & culture. Once it's been determined what the nodules consist of, then a appropriate treatment can be implemented. Sometimes no treatment is needed. Best wishes. Dr. Anne.

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What the possible causes of bronciectasis please? I ve it 4 last few years, in left lower lobe, am a non smoker/ non drinker, eat well & live v clean

What the possible causes of bronciectasis please? I ve it 4 last few years, in left lower lobe, am a non smoker/ non drinker, eat well & live v clean

Many things: Cystic fibrosis is one of the main causes of bronchiectasis and in milder cases can present late in life. Tuberculosis and similar mycobacterial infections are also a cause, as is aspiration of foreign objects and severe acid reflux. In some cases, there is no known cause, although some of these, when investigated further, are found to be related to immunodeficiencies. A pulmonary doc can help.

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Is bronciectasis a type of copd? If its in lower lobe thanks

Not exactly: Bronchiectasis is an abnormal dilation in the airway or bronchi, and can be the result of chronic or severe lung infections, aspiration, diseases like cystic fibrosis and other problems. In can be associated with airway obstruction and symptoms similar to copd, so the diseases while different overlap and share many features.

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Does bronchiectasis reduces life span, I am 38, its in left lower lobe?

It depends: It depends on how you get bronchiectasis in the first place. Is it an ongoing process? If you get appropriate treatment? And of course how extensive the damage is and your concurrent other chronic diseases and risk factors like smoking... If managed well, you would do well with left lower lobe bronchiectasis. You should see a pulmunologist.

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What does cysts in lower lobe means, that exist with bronchiectasis. Thanks?

Dilated air: Spaces due to destroyed lung tissue. Bronchiectasis means dilated airways due to infection. Cysts are formed from destroyed lung tissue.

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