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Can A Chest X Ray Detect Pneumonia
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
Sometimes: If have symptoms compatible with pneumonia, chest xray can demonstrate consolidation consistent with pneumonia. Some pneumonias are bacterial, fungal, and viral. Often have different radiographic patterns. Clinical exam by physician and certain blood tests are other ways of confirming pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In addition to a chest X-ray and blood cultures, what tests can be done to confirm a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?
Had a chest X-ray and was told I have pneumonia. On meds but how long until the fever and body ache goes away? It's really bad!
My chest and back hurts when I cough due to chest congestion . Does this warrant a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia . Dark green mucus.?
Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later,Consolidation can lag behind clinical symptom.and clinical improvement before xray improves.Immune compromised patients on chemotherapy with neutropenia or few white blood cells, exam can look negative. It is necessary to have white blood cells to form consolidation . Bacteria are not radio de ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia.
I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?
Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the pulmonary infiltrates may be part of a single entity such as sarcoidosis. This should be discussed at length with the doctor caring for you. ...Read more
Dr said that my 4y/o daughter has walking pneumonia after seeing her chest X-ray and listening to her chest. Radiology rpt is negative. What is it?
Exam vs X-ray: A doctor can often hear a pneumonia on a child days before the x-ray will turn positive. S/he can also miss a pneumonia that shows up on x-ray if the common sounds are not audible. In kids, the x-rays will often remain positive for up to six weeks after the pneumonia has cleared with treatment. It is the combination of exam, lab and tests in the hands of a trained doc that comes up with answers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to have my chest X-ray this month even if i had it last january, because my doctor advised me to have my x-ray. I have asthma, ang I have a history of pneumonia last 2009.
Yes. : Yes. Although i understand your concerns regarding radiation exposure, follow-up cxrs are important. We routinely re-check cxrs to follow nodules or to ensure pneumonia is resolving among other reasons. Also, new symptoms or concerns can prompt a repeat cxr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago and now have sinusitis. On amox for 2 days no improvement, and a low grade fever. Could it be the pneumonia reoccurring? Should i get another chest x-ray?
May not be pneumonia: If you are an otherwsie healthy patient the liklhood that you would have recurrent infection with the sam bacteria is not lilely. More likely is that you have an ellemnt of allergies or possibly asthma that predispose to prolonged and recurrent episodes of congestion. Certainly if you feel short of breath or are coughing, a repeat visit to the doctor is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Why is it that pneumonitis is common in doing chest X-ray as I have a very mild asthma according to the doctor who ordered pft to me? Also one doctor ordered antibiotic but symptoms of frequent cough still there and other doctor had given me corticosteroi
See below: You may have some form of interstitial lung disease, or an atypical pneumonia. Those frequently respond to corticosteroids but you may need more tests to pinpoint the diagnosis, such as ct, bronchoscopy, biopsy. That will allow to tailor treatment. See a pulmonologist, if you haven't already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you detect pneumonitis in lupus patients? How is it treated? I went to the ER for sob, chest x-ray, echo, CT chest, d-dimer, CBC and bmp and it all came good. I feel i have"air hunger." i also have p.O.T.S. There has been no answer.
Lupus pneumonitis: Pneumoniitis isvinflammation with in the lung itself . It is not uncommon in lupus patients. It can be caused by auto immune basis and also by viruses , bacteria and fungi either by themselves or in conjunction with lupus and or from lowered immunity due to meds used in lupus. Diagnosis is by cxr, ct scan and at times by bronchoscpy with cultures etc . Treatment is directed against cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?
How can you differentiate between bronchitis and pneumonia? A chest X-ray 3 days ago was neg. But I am increasingly winded despite being on nebulizer
Appearance on X-ray: Pneumonia is infected cells and debris filling the alveoli of the lungs. Bronchitis is infected cells within the airways. At x-rays and ct, pneumonia manifests as fluid attenuating the x-ray beam producing whiteness in an alveolar distribution. Bronchitis manifests as interlobular septal prominence and bronchial wall thickening. Usually antibiotic therapy is similar for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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