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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

Mgt: It really depends on the type and extent of the pneumonia. Has the cause been identified and treated promptly? Other things to consider are whether your child has been vaccinated, has a normal immune system, and any other lung disorders which can prolong his course. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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March 4 left lower lobe pneumonia. Right lower lobe had small fluid. It has resolved after antibiotics.34 yr old healthy female. Can I get this again?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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March 4 left lower lobe pneumonia. Right lower lobe had small fluid. It has resolved after antibiotics.34 yr old healthy female. Can I get this again?

Yes,: You can get pneumonia again, but unless you have underlying medical issues predisposing you to pneumonia, you shouldn't be at any more increased risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin. Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin. Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Post pneumonia: This is highly variable and depends upon what the causative agent of the pneumonia was, the extent of lung involvement, your personal immune system, and other factors. Give this time, get plenty of rest and a healthy diet. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Fritz
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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Is it bad if a 34yr old normally healthy female got lower left lobe pneumonia?

Dr. Anthony Fritz
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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Is it bad if a 34yr old normally healthy female got lower left lobe pneumonia?

Possibly: Pneumonia can be a sign of a stressed immune system. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
16 years in practice
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Is decreased lower left lobe pneumonia different than lower left lobe pneumonia?

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
16 years in practice
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Is decreased lower left lobe pneumonia different than lower left lobe pneumonia?

Don't think so: The left lung only has two lobes (upper and lower) and so the descriptions amount to the same. (The right lower lung is composed of the middle lobe and the lower lobe, so there is a chance for confusion). Decreased pneumonia means, in the opinion of the radiologist, the amount of fluid & inflammation is less than seen earlier. But the "pneumonia" must have been present earlier to have "decreased". ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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How long does it take to recover from aspiration pneumonia(vomit into right lower lobe and left) as a result of intubation in a healthy 36 yr male?

Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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Depends: From 3-5 days to a month, all depends on ph of gastric content, particulate matter, recovering abilities and other comorbidities and certainly quality of treating physicians. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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Diagnosed with pneumonia.  Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe.  No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest.  Really pneumonia?

Probably.: Consider a followup chest xray in a few weeks. Uncomplicated pneumonia usually resolves or significantly improves. Persistent infiltrates, especially if you are a smoker, often need a ct scan for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Finished levaquin 1 week ago 10day for pneumonia in lower lung left lobe, I have post nasal drip and feel weak and fatigue. Chest is clear. Am I ok?

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Finished levaquin 1 week ago 10day for pneumonia in lower lung left lobe,  I have post nasal drip and feel weak and fatigue. Chest is clear. Am I ok?

Recovery: Assuming your Followup chest X-ray is normal, the recovery from pneumonia may take more time. Allow yourself time for rest, eat healthy and follow up with your physician as scheduled. ...Read more

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Dr. Amar Ashraf
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

Dr. Amar Ashraf
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

Need evaluation: Ground glass opacity could represent simple pneumonia or serious lung problem. Better to consult a pulmonogist and may require lung biopsy if persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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