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Lower Lobe Pneumonia Symptoms
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?
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?
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
7cm exophytic renal cyst on left lower lobe left kidney= 10.9 cm length. Only symptom is occasional back pain. Do I need a ct? Do I need urologist? Ty
You need a: Urologist, and they will decide if you need CT. ...Read more
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?
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
Not exactly: Bronchiectasis is an abnormal dilation in the airway or bronchi, and can be the result of chronic or severe lung infections, aspiration, diseases like cystic fibrosis and other problems. In can be associated with airway obstruction and symptoms similar to copd, so the diseases while different overlap and share many features. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 of lower lobe and i heard its a progressive disease, is it true?, does it means i now ve a shorter life? I've regular chest troubles
No: Bronchiectasis is its own disease. What is important to find out is why you have this. Recurrent infection/irritation is the usual cause, but cystic fibrosis, mac, and other causes should be explored. Bronchiectasis is a chronic dilation and mucus collection in the bronchi. There is no direct cure, but airway clearance techniques plus treating the cause will help. ...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
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