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Lung And Liver Module And Pneumonia
Generally not: If pneumonia is community acquired, your physician will usually treat you with antibiotics given normal flora present in your community. Biopsy is not required unless the pneumonia does not resolve and there might be cause for concern when considering your medical history. In such cases, a bronchoscopy may be required. This is rare if only a pneumonia is concerned. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Pneumonia problems: Your question is a good one--u hate to think that each time the body fires up the inflammation system that there can be longer term consequences but there can be. I think of cystic fibrosis patients and what's called bronchiectasis- or enlargement of the breathing tubes. Interestingly, structural defects in the lung/airways can lead to pneumonia so it could b a vicious cycle. Hope u get a lung doc ...Read more
See a doctor: This is not a diagnosis to be made by the patient, and because of the potential severity of this condition the patient should be seen and examined by a physician asap. Please see your doctor and provide a history and be examined. ...Read more
My Dr told me my pneumonia had infiltrated my lung yet I'm not coughing up any sputum. Is this dangerous??
Do you know of any air purifiers that you would recommend to prevent pneumonia and other related lung issues?
Many: First ; foremost stop smoking. Secondly stay away from people who do smoke no matter what they are smoking. Purchase a room air purifier that will filter the air in your home. Try on line or stores like best buy, costco, b.J. Etc make sure you get a flu shot every year. Wash your hands frequently. Stay away from people who cough ; don't cover their nose ; mouth. Get a pneumonia immunization. ...Read more
What to do if I have had pneumonia since 10-13 my last xray showed reduced lung volume should I be concerned?
Hi. I was told I had pneumonia about 2.5 weeks ago- and I am still having paain on/in my right lung area. Is this pleurisy?
In association with your pneumonia, there can be inflammation or infection of the lining of the lungs. This may take weeks to resolve. Lung infections may recur despite treatment. If any coughing, sputum or fever recurs, I would recommend a follow up visit.
If you are short of breath, then a trip to the ED is advised. ...Read more
Pneumonia diagnosis on Wednesday. Given meds. Still hearing the rales on my right lung. Seems worse today. When does that go away?
Minimum 7-10 days: 2-3 weeks if relapsing. Careful followup with treating physician is mandatory. ...Read more
My best friend has a round of pneumonia and they found a cyst about 5 cm in his lung. They said cyst. He is 65 could it be a tumor?
Mgt: The cyst may represent an area of infection. A follow up study should be performed. If he is a smoker, has a history of smoking in the past, and/or produces sputum, he should have sputum cytologies sent by your PCP. If there is no recent TB test, this can be performed at the same time. A virtual appointment is available online and the radiograph can be uploaded. ...Read more
May dad 87 has pneumonia dr says he see's a spot on lung needs to Re examine in 2 months could that spot be from the pneumonia itself?
Possibly, or worse.: Chest X-rays that show pneumonia can take some time to resolve, even after completion of antibiotics. Usually, the time span is about 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the severity of the pneumonia (& how much "gunk" - inflammatory fluid, etc. Is left in the lungs). However you can be prone to pneumonia due to lung disease or cancer, so a follow-up X-ray is reasonable, particularly in (ex-)smokers. ...Read more
Woke up with pain in one area on the left side of back, possibly behind the lungs or heart. What could this be? Pneumonia or inflammation?
I had right lung pneumonia two years ago. When I rest on my right side, I get the same lung pain. It never really goes away. What could this be?
Pleural Scarring?: There's probably scar tissue in ur lungs from (what sounds like a serious case of) pneumonia (PNA). If u have none of the other symptoms / signs of PNA then residual inflammation or irritation of the lining of the lung (pleura) from that infection. W/o other worrying signs, I think the best u can do is sleep on ur back or left side for relief. Talk to a thoracic surgeon or pulmonologist for advice ...Read more
I'm sure I have some form of pneumonia (self-diagnosis). Coughing w/ phlegm and rattling sound in lungs for past 12 days. Can it go away on its own?
Asthma 3 months after pneumonia. Symptoms of hyperinflated lungs and hyperventilation syndrome. I know I need to see my dr, but what can I do for now?
This morning I woke up with an extreme burning sensation in my lungs every time I cough I've had pneumonia and bronchitis and it doesn't feel those.?
See a doctor: You should be examined and probably will need a chest x-ray. You have omitted important aspects of the illness, such as fever, chills, nature of the material you are coughing up, or not. Are you short of breath? Write everything down, go and see a good clinician and hope you get better soon, . ...Read more
I have pneumonia. On day 6 of d 7 days of meds I walk a lil distance (probably a lil fast). I'm now feeling a pain around ma upper lung. What's happe?
I was diagnosed with pneumonia in my right lung yesterday and my oxygen levels were low and now it worries me cuz I am borderline to being hospitalize?
Danger zone: Stop worrying and seek help now. Being hospitalized for pna is not necessarily a bad thing. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more