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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
My md diagnosed pneumonia, been on 2 rounds of meds still have a deep cough 4 weeks later. Should i worry?
No: You may still be healing from the damage caused by the pneumonia and the cough is a sign of the healing process. The lungs may be more reactive after a pneumonia and if the cough comes with shortness of breath a short term inhaler may help. Depending on the extent of the pneumonia the healing process may take a while. If your mucus changes consistency see your doctor who may culture the mucus. ...Read more
The dr said I have a lung lesion from previous pneumonia. .Its white and perfectly round. Can this be cancerous. Im worried but the dr didn't seem to b?
Possible: But not necessarily, we often find lesions on x rays and ct scans which are not cancerous and amenable to follow up with serial imaging; however, certain radiographic features and size may warrant further investigation with pet/ct or biopsy; i suggest you discuss the findings on your imaging with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is sore and scratchy throat normal after pneumonia,had 2 different rounds of treatment,even if I felt 100% better 3 days before finishing antibiotic?
Yes: A sore and scratchy throat can be caused by many different things, including nasal congestion and irritation due to coughing. ...Read more
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungus. It can be diagnosed by a physician by chest x-ray in most cases. Most cases (if caught early enough) can be easily treated as an outpatient. It becomes more problematic in the elderly, and more medically frail patients so get evaluated by your doctor if you believe you have it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more