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Normal Lungs Vs Pneumonia
Time, usually: Most forms of pneumonia in children do not produce permanent changes in lung tissues, and with time and gradual increases in physical activity your child should recover uneventfully. If, however, they fail to do so, would strongly recommend they being seen by a pediatrician or pediatric pulmonologist. Truly believe and hope this will not be needed. Hope they get well soon. ...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
Diagnosed with pneumonia 10/21, 2 different abx taken. Now, lungs are clear but still feel restrictive like "air hunger". Is this normal, 4 wks later?
Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?
Yes: It is common to have areas of scarification after a severe pneumonia. Fortunately it is usually a small area of the lung that is asymptomatic that results. It's symptoms may include shortness of breath when walking but this usually may resolve. But the more episodes occur the worse it is. Smoking in the worst factor that worsens the occurrence of any lung disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with a partially collaped lung and pneumonia 2 months ago and still have chest pain and difficulty breathing, is this normal?
Possibly yes: I imagine the collapsed lung re-expanded to normal already but another episode of collapse may occur causing persistent symptoms. After an episode of pneumonia you can feel persistent symptoms of difficulty of breathing. If there is underlying asthma or cystic fibrosis then persistent symptoms may occur. Asthma and cystic fibrosis predispose to collapsed lungs and pneumonia. ...Read more
Right lung pneumonia jan 2013. Treated with abx. Lung function test normal. April just climbed several flights of stairs, stabbing pain in right lung?
I have burning in my lungs when just breathing normally, a sore throat, and a burning pain when I cough. Is this pneumonia?
Shortness of breath with mucus for a year. Doc has said Gerd. Doesn't think asthma. Smoked 10 yrs.25. Lung test normal. Copd?Pneumonia? Just smoking?
Quit smoking: The most obvious answer of course is that you have to stop smoking. There is no benefit from smoking, and as long as you continue to do so, you will be short of breath and have increased mucous and cough. You know this. Smoking makes asthma, GERD and COPD worse if you have them. Smoking causes other serious chronic health problems, such as cancers, stroke, heart disease. Have you tried Chantix? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovered from pneumonia and plural effusion 1 and half months ago but still having chest pain in that area why?Is it normal.Sometimes i hear crackles
I was diagnosed with pneumonia and pleurisy 3 weeks ago. I still have minor pains in my chest & shortness of breath. Is it normal to last this long?
sometimes: I agree that's a long time. Have you stopped smoking 100% to allow full healing of your lungs and respiratory tract? Has fever resolved? Is your cough improved? If the answer to all 3 questions is "yes" - i'd give it more time. Otherwise, go back to your treating doc for another look. And please don't smoke anymore! ...Read more
I had a severe case of pneumonia. I still have some left but not a lot. They ran blood test and CT scan on chest I keep having fevers. Is that normal?
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?
I recently had pneumonia.Yesterday had a chest xray which came back normal.But i'm still wheezing & short of breath.Could it have brought on asthma?
Had pneumonia Jan14. May14 fatigue pale burning left chest & under left arm. stabbing burning pain lower ribs.Bloods & cxray normal.not tender. PE?
Sore head, muscles, throat and chest after being discharged from a week in hospital 2 days ago due to streptococcal pneumonia. Is this normal?
I'm 75 and just spent 4 days in hosp w/ pnemonia. Iv's etc and 4 days of anti bi at home. No lung prob. Now but also no energy. Is this normal?
Yes: As we get older, it takes longer to bounce back. Let your body guide you to what you need and for now rest! ...Read more
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