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Slowly Resolving Pneumonia
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
Small possible Atelectasis or small amount of fluid on ct 4 weeks post lower left pneumonia. Will resolve? What can I do?
Had fluid lower right lung April 15 residual of pneumonia left March 4. Aches in right rib/back on and off still. Will ache resolve? No other symptoms
Probably : They should resolve within 6-12 weeks. If persistent, ask you doctor if a follow up X-ray is needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not from prior illns: People can get sepsis from a variety of germs, some more aggressive and rapid in their effect than others. The resolution of your prior pneumonia under treatment has reset your start point. Once that germ was eliminated, it is not hanging around anymore to cause sepsis.You might become sick from a new agent. ...Read more
March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?
Should your arm hurt after 10 days of having a pneumonia, and tdap shot, one in each arm, my arm got better, but now hurts to move it, also tenderness?
Immunizations: Ten days is a bit long to be complaining of pain from immunizations. See your doctor to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more
How do I know if I have pneumonia? Had the flu 3 weeks ago, got better, now feels like a cold with cough w/phlem, 98.0, chills. Shingles vac last week.
Watch closely: In many cases, a person getting over the flu, develop a what is called a secondary pneumonia. This occurs when the respiratory lining, damaged by the initial viral onslaught, is now vulnerable to bacterial attack. Your situation is not uncommon- you are at risk for a pneumonia so if your symptoms worsen, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, I am slowly recovering from pneumonia, but am an avid triathlete. What are the guiding principles as to when i may resume exercise? Thanks!
Two to four weeks: If you are fully recovered, then a couple of weeks at least to make sure is advisable. Start slowly and if all is well, you can resume normal training after four weeks. ...Read more
Signs of pneumonia: A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath, chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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