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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more


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2yrs ago, I had pleurusy post pneumonia. The pain was very severe. Over the last month, I have had the same stabbing pains, but not as severe, nor have I been ill. Could it be pleurisy? What warning signs should I look for to say I need medical help?

2yrs ago, I had pleurusy post pneumonia. The pain was very severe. Over the last month, I have had the same stabbing pains, but not as severe, nor have I been ill. Could it be pleurisy? What warning signs should I look for to say I need medical help?

Hard to tell: If you feel well otherwise (no fever, cough , or breathing problem), this is likely from inflammation on the chest cage. Is the pain relieved by ice pack, heating pad, or NSAID? If the pain is severe, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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On antibx for pneumonia. Now pain in upper bk r side normal? Low grd temp, how long before this goes. Day 3 of meds also have asthma bron severe cough

On antibx for pneumonia. Now pain in upper bk r side normal? Low grd temp, how long before this goes. Day 3 of meds also have asthma bron severe cough

Depends: It all depends on the type of pneumonia you have and whether the abx is the correct one. Most abx , if it works, should be working in about 4 days or less. If not better, contact the doctor again to find out if another abx may be needed if at all. ...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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It feels a little better to lay down and I have slight chest pain. Pneumonia or cold?

Deep breath? : Chest pain with a deep breath or cough, improved lying down is pretty classic pleurisy. Pleurisy can be due to pneumonia or viral illness. There are also more serious causes. If you're short of breath, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Jeu Dr. Jeu
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Havent slept in days, my cough is so bad sometimes i cough up yellow/ slight pink mucus, but usually its clear. No fevers no chest pain. Pneumonia?

Dr. Joseph Jeu Dr. Jeu
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Possibly: It may just be bronchitis. However there is a real possiblitiy that it is a pneumonia. Pneumonia does not always present with feve, chest pain and shortness of breath - it usually does though. See your physician, you might need a chest xray. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my back pain from pneumonia?

How would you recommend i cure my back pain from pneumonia?

Pneumonia n backpain: Coughing bouts during pneumonia can lead to disc damage in the lower back. If the pain increases while sitting down, leaning forward and improves with leaning back or standing up, it is most likely from the lumbar disc. An MRI can properly evaluate the soft tissues in the spine. If the pain travels dow the leg, it could be a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Specific treatments can relieve this. ...Read more

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Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My husband has double pneumonia and is experiencing pain in back of both arms. The pain excruciating. What would cause this.

My husband has double pneumonia and is experiencing pain in back of both arms. The pain excruciating. What would cause this.

Complications: If he has had pneumonia for at least several days, i would be concerned about possible complications like pleural effusion or emphysema, or infected fluid in the space between the lung and the chest wall. If he is having shortness of breath or fever, it would be a good idea to get a chest x-ray. If he is otherwise feeling better, then it may just be sore muscles from coughing. ...Read more

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I have bronchiatis also and have aspiration pneumonia can the chest pain I have becaused by this. I've done 2 different antibodics and no help?

Possibly: Typically, the pain caused by respiratory infection is worse with deep breath and cough. If yours meets those criteria, then it's likely related. If you have aspiration pneumonia, the question becomes, "why did you aspirate?" if you continue to aspirate, the antibiotics have an uphill battle. ...Read more

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I am on day 4 of the flu, my ribs and sternum hurt so much from coughing, should I get tested for pneumonia or is that pain normal?

I am on day 4 of the flu, my ribs and sternum hurt so much from coughing, should I get tested for pneumonia or is that pain normal?

Muscle strain: From coughing. Pneumonia would hurt to breath, have shortness of breath and productive cough. Sound as if controlling the cough would help the most. Cough suppressants , etc. ...Read more

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Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month.what now?

Two clear X-rays after right lowerlobe pneumonia and atelectasis. Still pain in that right lung daily and low grade fever for over 1 month.what now?

Atelectasis....: Atelectasis, which is when there is collapse of the small airways in the lungs, could account for your symptoms. If you get an incentive spirometer, and use it every hour while awake, the atelectasis will resolve faster. So, see your doctor and get an incentive spirometer. Your doctor can show you how to use it! And, if you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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PAIN had pneumonia,now gone but lung infection past wk,on meds past wk now glands swollen so bad head hurts,hurt 2 swollow.IN PAIN! Go to doc? or er?

 PAIN had pneumonia,now gone but lung infection past wk,on meds past wk now glands swollen so bad head hurts,hurt 2 swollow.IN PAIN! Go to doc? or er?

Symptoms: Please go to a local emergency room today. If things aren't to bad they can treat you and send you home. If your conditions is worse you will be transferred to the hospital. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?

Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?

Possible pneumonia: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia

What is pneumonia

Lung infection: An infection of lung tissue air sacs ( alveoli) is a pneumonia. An infection confined to just the larger air tubes would be called bronchitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Willam Lau Dr. Lau
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What is pneumonia?

Dr. Willam Lau Dr. Lau
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Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue, usually caused by bacteria, but could be viral or parasitic. ...Read more

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