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Left Lower Lobe Pneumonia
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?
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?
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
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
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
What to do if I have pneumonia in my left lung lower lobe. Is it normal to have pain in that side rib cage?
Yes: It's called pleurisy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Parent diagnosed with right middle lobe pneumonia and 3mm slightly spiculated nodule found in lower lobe. Can the nodule be caused by pneumonia?
Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time
Pretty worrisome: From your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.) ...Read more
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
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
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
VQ Near segmental defect in superior of left lower lobe. Greater then75%defect on perfusion, no evidence of defect on ventilation. Few tiny subseqment?
High: Chance of PE take anticoagulants for I year for its time ...Read more
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
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
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
Chest XRay results "Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe" Should I be worried? What does this mean?
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
My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?
Ct shows mild atelectasis right middle lobe and bilateral lower lobes as well as a few 4mm nodules left lower lobe. Should I be seen asap?
No: These findings do not require urgent management. Atelectasis just means small areas of lung do not have enough air in them which can be due to your history of asthma. 4mm nodules are usually benign but require a 12mo follow-up if you have no smoking history or 6mo follow-up if you've ever smoked. ...Read more
My X-ray showed I had a new mild posterior left lower lobe infiltrate and I wanted to know what that means and now they doings a CT scan? Y is that
Better evaluation: Infiltrate basically means stuff in alveoli causing shadow on xray; findings like "infiltrate" or "opacity" on xray are most often not specific and may represent different things such as infection/pneumonia, aspiration of mucus, or mild collapse of known as atelectasis. CT can help to try an differentiate these, and also identifies any associated findings like mucus in bronchi or pleural effusion ...Read more
HRCT scan chest result focal parenchymal fibrosis rt middle & left lower lobe. W/mammal residual ground glass/opacities. What is the meaning? Prognosis
Hard to know: The findings indicate changes to lung structure in these areas, possibly some scarring and possibly with some fluid/inflammation of the smallest air pockets. Without more knowledge of the clinical history, however, any meaningful interpretation is impossible. The physician who ordered the test will discuss within context of the medical situation. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of small encysted left lower lobe plural effusion with plural thickening? Initially patient was infected with h1n1 viru
Pulmonologist: A pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you after reviewing the films with the radiologist. A loculated area of fluid may be sterile or still have active infection or even malignancy present. This is definitely a question for the abovementioned specialists who will order further diagnostic tests. ...Read more
What could cause mild scarring on left lower lobe at base of lung w/ no acute inflammation w/ no significant change in year? (on chest x-rays)
I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe, need antibitoics many times p/yr, is it better to go for lung surgery to prevent further damage 2 lungs?
I keep getting a sharp pain, it feels like in my lower lobe of my left lung sometimes when I inhale deep, every once in a while it feels like it pops?
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
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