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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 ...Read more

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1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Parent diagnosed with right middle lobe pneumonia and 3mm slightly spiculated nodule found in lower lobe. Can the nodule be caused by pneumonia?

Parent diagnosed with right middle lobe pneumonia and 3mm slightly spiculated nodule found in lower lobe. Can the nodule be caused by pneumonia?

Possibly, but...: Play it safe and get a repeat radiograph of the chest in a couple of months to check for resolution of the nodule. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time

Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time

Pretty worrisome: From your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis, its in lower lobe, does this mean its a form of copd?

I ve bronciectasis, its in lower lobe, does this mean its a form of copd?

No: Bronchiectasis is its own disease. What is important to find out is why you have this. Recurrent infection/irritation is the usual cause, but cystic fibrosis, mac, and other causes should be explored. Bronchiectasis is a chronic dilation and mucus collection in the bronchi. There is no direct cure, but airway clearance techniques plus treating the cause will help. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?

I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?

Not that simple: If it is your idea then no, as medical management postural drainage, antibiotics will help, also bronchiectasis do not spread to the other segments like infection, how ever for intractable disease when only one segments is involved, with good pulmonary function tests some times segmental resection is indicated speak to your doctor will advise what you need. ...Read more

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I got small to moderately size hydropneumothorax with compressive atelectasis of the right lower lobe, is it risky when I fly back home. Duration of flight is 3-1/2 hours?

I got small to moderately size hydropneumothorax with compressive atelectasis of the right lower lobe, is it risky when I fly back home. Duration of flight is 3-1/2 hours?

Maybe: It would depend on why this occurred. Changes in cabin pressure might cause an effect on the size of the pneumothorax part which may increase symptoms. I suggest talking to your doctor before making a long trip ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis, physiotherapy doesnot help much as its in lower lobe, any alternative ways to keep chest clear?

I ve bronciectasis, physiotherapy doesnot help much as its in lower lobe, any alternative ways to keep chest clear?

Yes: Take care to avoid all respiratory irritants (smoke, cold air, mold and dust) even if you do not think you have allergies. Try a anti-inflammatory diet, lower carbohydrates, fruit and vegetable rich. Learn yoga breathing, the inversion postures may be very helpful. Enhance your vitamin d, a, and c levels to fight infection, inflammation, and heal. Good luck with your lifestyle exploration. ...Read more

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C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?

See your doctor: It could be either. There are characteristic of masses that guide the radiologist one way or the other. I would imagine that your doctor will recommend a biopsy and other tests to help decide what this is. ...Read more

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I had a cat scan today, I was sent home as dr said I was fine. But when I read my report it says:minimal pleural-based modularity right lower lobe?

I had a cat scan today, I was sent home as dr said I was fine. But when I read my report it says:minimal pleural-based modularity right lower lobe?

Incidental finding: It probably says minimal pleural-based nodularity. This is likely an incidental finding of the ct scan that almost certainly is nothing to worry about in the long run. Having said that, many recommend followup imaging for these nodules in 3-6 months to make sure it is not growing. I would check with your physician what the appropriate followup, if any, is. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more