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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

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


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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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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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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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Just getting over lower right lobe pneumonia. X Ray was clear today but still have chest pain. dull ache and pain with deep breaths.

Recovery: Recovering from pneumonia can be a long process, and may vary according to general health, smoking history and age. Close follow up with your doctor is a good idea, as well as good nutrition and sufficient rest. ...Read more

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I work in busy retail and have lower right lobe cnsldation/pneumonia via X-Ray, but feel ok other than frequent cough. Should I take a few days off?

I work in busy retail and have lower right lobe cnsldation/pneumonia via X-Ray, but feel ok other than frequent cough. Should I take a few days off?

"Walking pneumonia,": which is a a general term for pneumonia that don't make someone so sick they are bed bound. Altho symptoms are milder that the usual bacterial pneumonias, it can result in complications. Also, it can be spread thru coughing. I recommend you stay home until coughing and fever (if you have one) have resolved. Dr. Anne ...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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What is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

What  is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

Many things: A lung nodule may be an indication of infection, active or healed infection, a benign of malignant tumor. Most are benign. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/FAQ-20058445 ...Read more

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I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

This suggests that: You have increased tissue density in multiple areas of the lung. What that increased density represents can be various things like infection, fluid, masses. Whoever's x-ray this is, should review the findings with the ordering physician for better clarification. ...Read more

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9 mm nodule in rt middle lobe.3 mos was 1.4 cm and also found 3.5mm nod in same lobe. 6 mos both stable but now have 6 mm nod in rt lower lobe.remove?

Generally, one does: NOT go in and surgically remove multiple nodules in the lungs. A biopsy may be necessary to get a diagnosis, but this would be to obtain a specimen for microscopic analysis & culture. Once it's been determined what the nodules consist of, then a appropriate treatment can be implemented. Sometimes no treatment is needed. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...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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