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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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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?

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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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?

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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Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?

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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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?

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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I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

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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If you have lower lobe pneumonia apendicitos and e coli all at the same time and it caused abdominal pain could you be misdiagnosed with crohns?

If you have lower lobe pneumonia apendicitos and e coli all at the same time and it caused abdominal pain could you be misdiagnosed with crohns?

Abdominal pain: The diagnosis of crohn's disease can only be made with biopsy results or certain glaring findings on an x-ray or certain very high blood test results - or a combination of all three while the things you listed can cause pain, mistaking them all for crohn's disease does not make a lot of sense. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis last year had pneumonia CT showed very mild left infiltrates in left lobe this year mild subpleural infiltrates in lung base. Help?

I have sarcoidosis last year had pneumonia CT showed very mild left infiltrates in left lobe this year mild subpleural  infiltrates in lung base. Help?

Sarcoid: You will probably need to see your primary doctor for some antibiotics to clear up the pneumonia. Also make an appointment with a rheumatologist to take care of the sarcoid. ...Read more

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