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I had double pneumonia and a dr. Told me my lung would never heal.From that is that true?

I had double pneumonia and a dr. Told me my lung would never heal.From that is that true?

Depends: It depends on the fact that if you had any complications due to your pneumonia such as lung abscess, empyema or cavity formation due to necrotizing pneumonia etc. Most patients with pneumonia slowly heal & their chest xray may take 6-8 weeks to show improvement. Evaluation by a pulmonologist may help clarify things for you. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Are you more at risk for pneumonia after a double lung transplant?

Are you more at risk for pneumonia after a double lung transplant?

Yes: After a lung transplant, the patient is going to be immunosuppressed. That means that the immune system is not going to able to react and defend itself against organisms that cause pneumonias. Thus, you have to be careful and try to avoid contact with people who are sick and avoid large crowds were people do not know that they can make you sick. ...Read more

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Can someone get pneumonia that only infects one lung mainly?

Can someone get pneumonia that only infects one lung mainly?

Yes: There are many different causes of pneumonia, some affecting only one lobe of one lung, some involving all lobes of both lungs. Any combination is possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rattle sound in my lungs, is it pneumonia?

What to do if I have a rattle sound in my lungs, is it pneumonia?

Secretions: The rattling sound from lungs is generally due to vibrations produced by retained secretions (mucus/phlegm) in the airways (breathing tubes) in your lungs. Mucus buildup can be due to several reasons - infections, ineffective coughing, bronchitis, chronic smoking, exposure to air pollution etc. Have yr doctor examine you to ensure there are no problems with your lungs that need immediate attention. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an 8 month old to have pneumonia in both his lungs?

Yes.: Pneumonia can be localized affecting just a small portion of the lung or widely distributed. When widely distributed, this could be referred to as multifocal or multilobar pneumonia. ...Read more

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Are lung infiltrates common with pneumonia. Does that mean lung cancet?

Are lung infiltrates common with pneumonia.   Does that mean lung  cancet?

No: No, it does not mean lung cancer. Infiltrate is a consolidation and inflammation of infected tissue. Should get resolved with treatment. ...Read more

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What r the medications given for lung pneumonia and for low long pls, thanks?

Ambiguous: Antibiotics. And for as long as it takes to get better. Usually for at least ten days. There is no way to be more specific. It depends on the history, the kind of pneumonia, and all kinds of other variables. ...Read more

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How lung can one fully recover from fluid extracted from lung due to pneumonia.?

How lung can one fully recover from fluid extracted from lung due to pneumonia.?

Yes it can recover : A lot depends on the cause of the fluid removed but in general one could recover back to normal but a lot of factors are involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more