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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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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