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Left Lower Lobe Pneumonia
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?
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
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?
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
Chest XRay results
"Peri bronchial thickening with patchy opactiy noted in the left lower lobe"
Should i be worried? What does this mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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