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Dr. David Dang
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Atelectasis (Definition)

collapse of a lung or part of a lung from ...Read more


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Pneumonia lower left, fluid right March 4. Xray tues show left white and right. Ct scan wed showed left clear right pleural effusion & atelectasis. ?

Pneumonia lower left, fluid right March 4. Xray tues show left white and right. Ct scan wed showed left clear right pleural effusion & atelectasis. ?

Here are some ...: For an average 34-y-o female, you seemed getting a lot of radiation more than the necessity which most likely could be taken care of by good Hx + physical exam + effective counseling + collaborative F/U. Nonetheless, work closely with Doc. Besides, today's medical care has been under high pressure of political correctness, consumerism, & commercialism. Keeping these in mind will help the future. ...Read more

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Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Yes: The presence of pleural fluid indicates involvement of the pleura - inflammation there (commonly called pleurisy) can accompany pneumonia and is painful with inspiration or cough. NSAIDs, (like ibuprofen) are often very effective for this type of pain. ...Read more

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Does pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia (6 weeks ago) make you feel run down? Weak and tired?

Does pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia (6 weeks ago) make you feel run down? Weak and tired?

Here are some ...: The process of suffering from pneumonia and its Rx may take a lot of wind out of the patients; its pace of recovery may widely vary. All we can do is work closely with Doc to modify your internal and external environments so to optimize functional recovery with your own residual strength with healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession in addition to drug use; give time & patience as well ...Read more

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Blood Tested negative for risk of PE. Have pleural effusion and atelectasis now upper left chest started burning sensation. Worry?

Blood Tested negative for risk of PE. Have pleural effusion and atelectasis now upper left chest started burning sensation. Worry?

Pleural effusion: is not normal. If persistent, have your doctor investigate atypical infection such as TB or fungus and even cancer in rare cases. ...Read more

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What does "nodularity of visceral pleura" mean on CT scan? Was diagnosis with pleurisy and pleural effusion with atelectasis.

Varying thickness: Concern scar, fluid pockets, or growth can make that appearance. Likely scar after pleurisy, but thoracic surgeon, orbpulmonologist should follow with you. ...Read more

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