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Can a doctor diagnosis pneumonia in a child 3 and a half years old without a radiography?

Can a doctor diagnosis pneumonia in a child 3 and a half years old without a radiography?

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 more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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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?

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 more

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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

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

Pulmonary TB: Pulmonary tuberculosis is TB in the lung, which could be inactive or active (the treatment is different for each condition). A person can have PTB and still get almost any other disease known to man. Having PTB does not prevent one from getting other diseases. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Could a doc please explain to me what organising pneumonia is?

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

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia"?

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

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I fell ill some time back doctor said its pneumonia but even after having medicine I still feel weak?

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