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Severe Chest Infection Empyema
More common: Severe asthma reduces clearance of mucous and microoganisms (viruses & bacteria) from the lung. Long-standing severe asthma may lead to structural changes in the airway that compromise mucous clearance even more. Poor clearance of mucous & microorganisms from the breathing tubes is a clear risk factor for bronchitis and pneumonia. In children the leading risk factor for pneumonia is asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Yes: Coughing can cause pain in the chest. ...Read more
CT showed small area mild pneumonia or clearing infection. Radiologist/ onc agree. Can sinus drainage cause pneumonia? Mild cough no fever. See prev.
Lag effect: Most important fact is the way you feel..remember that. Xray and CT scans can lag behind the way you clinical present and feel by a day or two. ...Read more
I hav, haemophilius influenza bacterial infection in lungs and bronchiectasis, recurrent lung infection with difficulty breathing. I am non smoker. ?
Bronchiectasis: Not sure what you're asking. Bronchiectasis is associated with frequent lung infections and shortness of breath. It can have a genetic relationship and doesn't need to be caused by smoking. Patients with this condition should be followed by a dr. And may need chronic medications. ...Read more
Yes: When the lungs are inflammed there are associated signs/symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. It can also be due to your heart if there is decreased blood flow, irregular rhythms, valve problems. Please speak with your physician for a better diagnosis; they need to see and listen to you. They may send you for further testing if appropriate. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pneumonia. Chest X-ray shows inflammation lower left lobe. No fever, normal bp, just cough & rattling in chest. Really pneumonia?
Chest pain severe: You should call your doctor immediately to report your condition. You need to be re-checked and possible have tests e.g. Chest xray, ECG etc. ...Read more
Chest infection : Chest infection are very common and anyone can get it but elderly, young children, smokers and people with long term Chest problems like asthma are more likely to get them .Quitting smoking, having a better control of asthma , taking flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine ( if someone has long term chest condition like COPD and over 65 ) , eating healthy diet could help to decrease chest infections ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean chest ct scan ..mild infiltrates,left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia ,mild left pleural effusion..
CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more
Can pneumonia/fluid in lungs cause swollen chest lymphnodes? Chest X-ray shows swollen nodes-chest only. Bad pneumonia-inpatient hospital IV meds.
Is pneumonia diagnosed by doctor, confirmed chest XRAY (mild hazy infiltrate) considered pleural effusion? Chest pains and cough prompted visit to dr.
Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen on the chest xray taken if it was significant. If it has been a while since your chest xray and you have completed a course of treatment and you are still coughing or short of breath, then please see your doctor again for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Had chest infectn&other issues, develop sepsis,sepsis blamd on chest infectn.xrays show lungs clear but sepsis remains,was blamn sepsis on chest wrong?
Best to ask your: doctor who has more detailed information and is in the best position to accurately answer your question. ...Read more