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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Small possible Atelectasis or small amount of fluid on ct 4 weeks post lower left pneumonia. Will resolve? What can I do?

Small possible Atelectasis or small amount of fluid on ct 4 weeks post lower left pneumonia. Will resolve? What can I do?

Mgt: This can occur in association with pneumonia. It typically will resolve within six weeks. In the meantime, monitor your temperature, stay well hydrated and rest to help your recovery. If there is any fever, chills, problems breathing or vomiting, please follow up. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have fibrotic changes to your lung after pneumonia is resolved? What symptoms should one expect? Is there a treatment?

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 more

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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

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

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Had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. 10 day levaquin (levofloxacin). Pneumonia resolved on xray. Can I get sepsis now?

Had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. 10 day levaquin (levofloxacin). Pneumonia resolved on xray. Can I get sepsis now?

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

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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?

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?

Likely ok: Radiographic resolution of pneumonia is typically slower than (lags behind) clinical resolution. What does the report impression say? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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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