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Chest Cold Vs Pneumonia
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
Definitions...: "walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms. There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 38yo w/ chest cold & productive cough. My chest Xray ruled out pneumonia but showed coarse interstitial markings. What's the likely cause?
Depends on type: "walking pneumonia" basically means you are not sick enough to be on bed rest in a hospital getting intravenous meds. Some pneumonias have suggestive patterns on an x-ray that suggest the probable germ, many do not.Some are viral & some bacterial.Some can pass to others easily & others seldom do. Discussion with the source of the diagnosis is the best way to find out how easily it spreads. ...Read more
No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.
Not asthma alone: Fever is not seen in asthma alone, unless there is an accompanying infection. Asthma symptoms and shortness of breath can be worse if there is an infection in the lungs at the same time. This could be a bronchitis or pneumonia. If changes are seen on a chest xray, then it is likely to be a pneumonia. Either way, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age32, frmr smoker. Have shortness of breath& pain breathing in. Focal airspace disease on chest xray. No cough/fever. No response 2 antibiotcs. WWYD?
Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?
Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?
Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.
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. ...Read more
Chest X-ray Hyperinflamed lung and perihilar bronchitis changes are seen.No acute pulmonary or pleural disease.25 year,non smoker,Please explain findi?
Might be normal: I obviously have to make some assumptions without seeing the films myself. First, I believe that "hyperinflated" was meant instead of hyperinflamed, as it is a more common term. It is used often when lungs appear over expanded.Although it sometimes suggests air trapping seen in asthma, or copd... It tends to be overused...and is often seen in normal people who are able to take a very Deep breath ...Read more
Asthma/Bronchitis: It sounds like your breathing passages are inflamed. If you smoke, that's contributing. If you don't, you may have infection and/or constriction. Cold can often be a trigger in asthma. Broncodilators and antiinflammatory medscan help greatly. See your doc for an exam and prescription so you can feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of bronchitis? I have slight cough, some wheezing, shortness of breath for a week , clean chest xray, clean CT chest swollen eyes, stuffy nos
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