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Chest X Ray Walking Pneumonia
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 more
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
What does it mean if my X-ray is clear but still after 3 months of being diagnosed with walking pneumonia, coughing up mucus during the day? So tired
Mycoplasma infection: Walking pneumonia is the commonly used name for infection caused by the organism mycoplasma pneumoniae. It can have a varied presentation on chest xray, ranging from diffuse reticulonodular pattern to lobar consolidation. There can be some fluid collection around the lungs as well. Ct scans can show ground glass patterns or even nodular densities at times. Xray findings are non-specific in most. ...Read more
Pneumonia: Is shown on a chest x-ray as an area of "whiteness" in an area that would otherwise show normal "black" lung aeration. It could appear gray as well (just another appearance on the spectrum of black to white). There are a number of pathologies that may replace the normal "black" appearance of aerated lung (including lung cancer, volume loss, and bleeding in the lung from trauma). ...Read more
Could I have walking pneumonia? If so, can I be fine on my own or go to Dr.? Been feeling mucousy, also in the chest. Cough produces mostly nothing?
My doctor prescribed amoxicillin for walking pneumonia. The coughing went away on its own but still having chest pain. Should I take the medicine?
A cpl months ago I was treated 4 walking pneumonia even though the test didn't show I had it. Now I'm coughing again with runny nose and chest rttlng?
It happens: This far out it is unlikely that what you have is related to the prior illness. Most of these are simple respiratory viruses. If it slows you down enough you need to schedule a visit. ...Read more
Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia. Thanks jimmy?
Can healthy people get MAC Mycobacterium pneumonia? After 10 days oral and IV antibiitic chest X-ray still Shows pneumonia. Better but still there. Mac?
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 more
In addition to a chest X-ray and blood cultures, what tests can be done to confirm a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?
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 more
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!
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
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.?
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.
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 more
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?
I just had a chest x-ray that showed minimal old granulomatous disease. Could this cause shortness of breath with minimal exercise (walking up hill)?
Shouldn't: If the lung involvement is truly "minimal" on CXR or CT scan then this shouldn't compromise your lung function enough to cause respiratory symptoms with minimal exercise. Important to determine etiology of lesions first then look for other causes of shortness of breath. Deconditioning, asthma, heart disease are just a few conditions that can be implicated. See Pulmonologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Diminished breathing sounds in right lung, had chest x Ray no fluid, they sent me home and didn't say anything! Hurts to breathe and when I walk
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
Stick with 1 person: Sounds like you are shopping around for opinions. If you have chronic cough that is productive, there can be many causes. Working with one pulmonologist will help you get at the root of the problem. Asthma doesn't usually cause a productive cough, and most bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics won't work. Post nasal drip, allergies, chronic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, bronchiectasis, reflux, etc. ...Read more
Can Allegra (fexofenadine) cause shortness of breath only when walking up the stairs? Last month I had a normal chest X-ray, Ekg, and blood work up.
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 more
Chest x Ray shows subtle scarring in left lung base after pnemounia and pleurisy. Is this bad and can it become a problem?
I had atypical pneumonia with low fever and dry hack twice since March. Today I wake up with a new bug, it's gone straight to my chest. Cough sounds like last time. At what point should I be seen?
I've had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?
Possibly BOTH: You must be examined and if needed, get a chest xray. DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS!! - GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER OR UC CLINIC ...Read more
Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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