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Radiography And Pneumonia
Yes: Pneumonia is often diagnosed clinically based on history and physical exam. Pneumonia may change the breath sounds heard with a stethescope by the physician. Chest xray is done at times to help determine the extent of the pneumonia or if the child is not responding to treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7 month old may have pneumonia we have been admitted to the hospital. Doctors cannot decide if the X-ray is accurate what should I do?
Hang in there.: Commonly kids and adults are admitted to hospital to make sure basic needs are met (oxygen intake, fluids, able to breath) and treated for pneumonia. If kid looks sick and the chest xray is not that helpfull. It's better to admit and treat. Give it time, and your kiddo will get better. There is an old saying in medicine "treat the patient, not the xray.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does Ptb mean? Is it possible to have pneumonia and tb at the same time? Doctor said to have another x-ray after taking clarithromycin for 7 days
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
Why would my doctor send a repeat chest X-ray that showed the fluid in my lungs was better, but still there to a radiologist? Getting over pneumonia. X-ray performed after 2 weeks. Concerned.
Doing better: Your doctor likely truly meant that the fluid in your lungs was better than it was 2 weeks ago, meaning you have less now. That's improvement, even though you may still have a little fluid on the X-ray as read by both the radiologist and your doctor. For further clarification on your specific case, please discuss this with your doctor, as we do not have access to your images. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with pneumonia...chart said pleural effusion/pneumonia.....on October 8. Began a steroid pack and 10 days of aveelox. Went back yesterday for a repeat chest X-ray and doctor said it was better but there was still fluid and he would send t
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
Rare pneumonia: Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is rare inflammatory lung disorder. Symptoms of BOOP include flu-like illness,cough and shortness of breath with exertional activities.Bronchiolitis obliterans refers to swirls or plugs of fibrous, granulation tissue filling the small bronchiole airways. Organizing pneumonia refers to organized swirls of inflammatory tissue filling small airways ...Read more
Chronic lung disease: Bo is a form of obstructive lung disease that leads to the "obliteration" of small airways due to fibrosis. It can be caused by inhalational injuries, autoimmune diseases, lung infections, or following-transplant. In children, it can be seen after a severe lung infection, usually with adenovirus. ...Read more
I fell ill some time back doctor said its pneumonia but even after having medicine I still feel weak?
Sounds reasonable.: It is common to feel weak for quite a while following major illness, but that is a pronouncement best made by your physician. I would hate to overlook something. ...Read more
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