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How do I know if i have pnumonia or not?

How do I know if i have pnumonia or not?

Severe cough: present for over 7 days, chest pain especially with breathing, abnormally colored or bloody sputum. and high fever are all associated with pneumonia HOWEVER the only SURE way is a CHEST X RAY! Speak with your Primary Care Provider if you are unsure or have any of the symptoms above! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more


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How do I know if I have pleurisy or lupus?

How do I know if I have pleurisy or lupus?

See details: Pleurisy can be a component of systemic lupus. If that is your only issue and you have no other diagnostic criteria for lupus, then it is just pleurisy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pneumonia?

How do I know if I have pneumonia?

Pneumonia.: Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, chills and sweats. Can develop quickly or can take some time, depending on the bacterium/virus involved. Signs include a measured fever and typical findings on a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have aspiration pneumonia?

I need help! How do I know if I have aspiration pneumonia?

Pneumonia: If you think you have any type of pneumonia, please see your doctor and discuss all your symptoms.. Your doc will be able to help determine the type of pneumonia and proper treatment. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have bronchitis?

How could I know if I have bronchitis?

Based on symptoms: It's an inflammation of the inside of the lungs. Smokers often get a chronic bronchitis due to irritation by their smoking. A more acute form can also exist, due to an infection. Mucus is often produced with bronchitis. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have bronchitis?

How do I tell if I have bronchitis?

Wheezing?: Inflammation of the airways will often cause wheezing or coughing when you exhale forcefully. Bronchitis typically develops after a prolonged cold where new fevers develop and sputum that is colored. See your doctor if your common cold is worsening after a week. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have pneumoina?

What can I do if I have pneumoina?

See a dr: Drink lots of water, rest, see a doctor to get checked out and get medications if they think you need them. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bronchitis?

How do I know if I have bronchitis?

Cough: Bronchitis is characterized by coughing sometimes dry and sometimes with sputum production. It usually occurs after a cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection. It may be associated with a low grade fever. High fever, persistant discolored sputum, chest pains or shortness of breath suggest pneumonia and should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bronchitis?

How do I know if I have bronchitis?

Cough and sob: Bronchitis means inflammation inside the pipes that carry air into the lungs. When irritated the pipes go into spasm causing coughing to clear the cause of the inflammation. It takes more effort to move air through smaller pipes so you are short of breath. Sometimes the pipes get so narrow that there is wheezing. "bronchitis" can be triggered by infection, allergies, smoke etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asthma or not?

How do I know if I have asthma or not?

Recurrent symptoms: Symptoms of asthma are recurrent episodes of cough, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath especially at night or with cold, cold air, or exercise. Symptoms can be triggered by allergies, irritants (smoke), stomach acid reflux and sinus infections. A lung function test called spirometry (before and after using albuterol) is a standard test for assessing lung function. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have appendicitis or not?

How do I know if I have appendicitis or not?

The only way: To know for sure is by exam by a doctor. Sometimes it is necessary to get ct scan to be sure. Get to ed now. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have pneumonia or bronchitis?

How can I tell if I have pneumonia or bronchitis?

You cannot: That difference would require an exam and likely a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asthma or heart problem?

How do I know if I have asthma or heart problem?

Get checked: Simple tests can bew used by your physcian to determine either. If you are this concerned, dont wait-get checked and treated if necessary good luck. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have bronchitis/pnemonia or just a bad viral infection?

Xray: The best way to look at the chest is with an X-ray of the chest. Talk to your doctor first to help with the difference. Bronchitis usually doesn't show on an X-ray while pneumonia usually will ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pneumonia or just a common cold?

How do I know if I have pneumonia or just a common cold?

Multiple symptoms: Symptoms that should make you think of pneumonia include high fever, cough with sputum production, chest pain when you breathe deeply, and/or shortness of breath. A cough with sputum production but without any of the other symptoms is probably just a cold. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

I need help! How do I know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

Different areas: Laryngitis is swelling , infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have costochondritis?

How will I know if I have costochondritis?

Diagnosis of...: ...Exclusion. Symptoms of costochondritis are from chest wall pain, which can be hard to distinguish from those of more serious conditions (heart, lung, blood clots). Doctors first "rule out" these other conditions. If your symptoms and the doctors findings while examining you support the diagnosis of costochondritis, there is your answer. Treatment is anti-inflammatory measures & pain relief. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have appendicitis or is it just gas?

I need help! How do I know if I have appendicitis or is it just gas?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is RLQ tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or CT scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

A condition where the lining of the lungs and ...Read more