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Doctor insights on: X Ray Showing Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

I have pneumonia, my chest X-ray is showing a hilar mass or hilar lymphadenopathy. Would this be caused my the pneumonia?

Talk to your doctor: This is a potentially very severe situation. The adenopathy or hilar mass may be causing a post-obstructive pneumonia, or the hilar lesions and the pulmonary infiltrates may be part of a single entity such as sarcoidosis. This should be discussed at length with the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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No symptom of pneumonia but X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia.. What it could be as there is no symptom?

No symptom of pneumonia but X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia.. What it could be as there is no symptom?

Many causes: Patchy infiltrates on chest xray are a non-specific finding that could be related to many different causes/conditions. In someone who is asymptomatic (like you), a detailed history, physical examination and further testing (if required) based on individual risk factors can help find the cause. Please talk to a lung specialist for further work up. I recommend treating the patient, not the xray. ...Read more

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My dad has pneumonia right now. He has medications to control the coughing but still it is persistent. Also a tortous aorta has been noted in his x ray. Would there be any serios risks? It's almost two weeks already.

My dad has pneumonia right now. He has medications to control the coughing but still it is persistent. Also a tortous aorta has been noted in his x ray. Would there be any serios risks? It's almost two weeks already.

Cough is a symptom: Cough is symptom of many respiratory conditions it helps to get rid of the phlegm&it is not advisable to suppress it completely.It is a symptom of Pneumonia which can be caused by many different organisms,Viruses,Bacteria,other organisms of several kinds.Most Pneumonias are treated with appropriate Antibiotics&supportive care like increased fluids&cough meds.As Pneumonia clears the cough will too ...Read more

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What does walking pneumonia look like on x-ray?

What does walking pneumonia look like on x-ray?

Mycoplasma infection: Walking pneumonia is the commonly used name for infection caused by the organism mycoplasma pneumoniae. It can have a varied presentation on chest xray, ranging from diffuse reticulonodular pattern to lobar consolidation. There can be some fluid collection around the lungs as well. Ct scans can show ground glass patterns or even nodular densities at times. Xray findings are non-specific in most. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia always show up on a cat scan and an X-ray ?

Does pneumonia always show up on a cat scan and an X-ray ?

Just about always: The short answer is yes. Only in very rare circumstances will a pneumonia be invisible on both xray and CT scan. ...Read more

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Does the chest X-Ray take time to show changes if a person has pneumonia?

Does the chest X-Ray take time to show changes if a person has pneumonia?

Sometimes: Pneumonia on radiograph can lag few days behind clinical symptoms. Going the other way, patient starts feeling better long before changes resolve on radiograph. ...Read more

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What is a chest X ray to R/o pneumonia?

What is a  chest X ray to R/o pneumonia?

CXR will confirm dx: Health Care provider will order a chest xray (CXR) if they want to confirm or rule out Pneumonia. Cold viruses can cause symptoms that seem like pneumonia & patients can have significant bronchitis symptoms associated with wheezing. When listening to a patient's lungs who has asthmatic bronchitis, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose pneumonia & CXR may be ordered.Treatment depends on report ...Read more

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Had pneumonia 5 times in 2 yrs, even now that my lungs are clear on X-ray i still have chesty cough on and off but find it hard to cough anything up. Any exercises or anything i can do?

Had pneumonia 5 times in 2 yrs, even now that my lungs are clear on X-ray i still have chesty cough on and off but find it hard to cough anything up. Any exercises or anything i can do?

Test for asthma..: It is possible that you have asthma or some postnasal drip causing you to cough. Would recommend discussing this with your doc to evaluate for likely asthma--cough variant asthma is quite common. Exercises are good for general health, including your lungs, but asthma trouble maybe preventing you from doing them. So, call you doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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