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How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

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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Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). Now just feeling weak. Chest X-ray clear. How long till I'm better?

Left lower lobe pneumonia March 4. No fever, just felt like junk. Got levaquin (levofloxacin). 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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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?

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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Is decreased lower left lobe pneumonia different than lower left lobe pneumonia?

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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I had pain in my left side and based on x-ray was diagnosed with lower left lobe pneumonia. Taking zpack but not feeling better. Any thoughts?

I had pain in my left side and based on x-ray was diagnosed with lower left lobe pneumonia. Taking zpack but not feeling better. Any thoughts?

Upgrade in treatment: Well if you have pneumonia, it's very helpful to know the exact cause. This would require going back to the original doctor or seeking a second opinion. A Z-pack or azithromycin is pretty good at treating pneumonia, but could have up to a 25% failure rate based on the organism causing it and your local epidemiology. I recommend proper cultures and lab tests - then an overhaul of your antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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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What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..

What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..

CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more

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Lower Lobe Pneumonia contagious yes or no?

Lower Lobe Pneumonia contagious yes or no?

Not: The way most upper respiratory infections are! Possible but NOT Probable. .. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What the possible causes of bronciectasis please? I ve it 4 last few years, in left lower lobe, am a non smoker/ non drinker, eat well & live v clean

What the possible causes of bronciectasis please? I ve it 4 last few years, in left lower lobe, am a non smoker/ non drinker, eat well & live v clean

Many things: Cystic fibrosis is one of the main causes of bronchiectasis and in milder cases can present late in life. Tuberculosis and similar mycobacterial infections are also a cause, as is aspiration of foreign objects and severe acid reflux. In some cases, there is no known cause, although some of these, when investigated further, are found to be related to immunodeficiencies. A pulmonary doc can help. ...Read more

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Does bronchiectasis reduces life span, I am 38, its in left lower lobe?

It depends: It depends on how you get bronchiectasis in the first place. Is it an ongoing process? If you get appropriate treatment? And of course how extensive the damage is and your concurrent other chronic diseases and risk factors like smoking... If managed well, you would do well with left lower lobe bronchiectasis. You should see a pulmunologist. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?

I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?

Not that simple: If it is your idea then no, as medical management postural drainage, antibiotics will help, also bronchiectasis do not spread to the other segments like infection, how ever for intractable disease when only one segments is involved, with good pulmonary function tests some times segmental resection is indicated speak to your doctor will advise what you need. ...Read more

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Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.

Lung granulomas: 36 F asks: Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung. ANS: depends on what is causing the granuloma. Some never do. & depends on what most common cause of lung granulomas in Eufaula. So the best person to ask is a chest specialist who has been practicing near Eufaula for a long time. Have that Dr examine u & X-ray ...Read more

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Report from hospital says, faint density overlying the left posterior fourth rid in the left lower lobe...Can you tell me what this is saying.

Interpretation: A faint density as reported on an xray report means that a bright area was seen over that particular area (bright meaning more of the rays were blocked from penetrating the xray film). Masses such as tumors, lymph nodes, infiltrates, or artifacts can produce this reading. Intepreatation in light of your current symptoms is best performed by the ordering physician. ...Read more

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I ve cough and focal atelectasis in left lower lobe[where I ve bronchiectasis], chest physio has not helped, please advice what next steps can be to fix it?

I ve cough and focal atelectasis in left lower lobe[where I ve bronchiectasis], chest physio has not helped, please advice what next steps can be to fix it?

Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis is a result of lung tissue destruction. Lung excercise might help but you would need to see a lung specialist to find out the etiology of your problem. Treating the underlying disease would prevent further lung destruction or worsening bronchiectasis and improve your lung function. Many things can present that way. Both allergist and pulmonilogist are well versed in this condition. ...Read more

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Chest XRay results "Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe" Should I be worried? What does this mean?

Chest XRay results "Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe" Should I be worried? What does this mean?

Compare to clinical: Non specific description of density in lungs which can be seen with pneumonia or volume loss. Findings on xray always must be correlated with clinical findings in patient. Findings are usually not specific. ...Read more

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What is the chance I may have SCLC with a left lower lobe pulm nodule 5mm with a clear tracheobronchial tree. Positive anti-VGKC paraneoplastic test.

What is the chance I may have SCLC with a left lower lobe pulm nodule 5mm with a clear tracheobronchial tree. Positive anti-VGKC paraneoplastic test.

Very unlikely: I'm uncertain of the significance of the positive anti-VGKC test but I suspect it can be positive in the absence of a neoplasm. The likelihood of a nodule being malignant can be stratified by your age and the size of the nodule. LIKELIHOOD OF CA BY AGE: 35-39=3%, 40-49=15%, 50-59=43%, >60= 50%. LIKELIHOOD OF CA BY SIZE: <5mm =-<1%, 5-9mm =2-6%, 8-20mm =18%, >20mm =>50% chance of CA ...Read more

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My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

Reticular Opacity: There is a reason why CT scan of chest was ordered by your doctor. This finding needs to be correlated to your clinical symptoms and previous history of exposure to infectious diseases. ...Read more

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