Pneumonia lung infiltrate

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Went to the ER where xray says calcified granuloma, no acute consolidation. Doc reported possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span>. what does this mean? doc said might be pneumonia. would it be a possibility or may not be? would really appreciate your responses. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/535826'>infiltrate right lung base</a>.
What could be wrong with her. Doctors know that xrays show right middle lobe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span>, hypoxia, and her pulse and blood pressure goes up really high(maybe from the meds).
I was not feeling well two months ago and went to our local ER where they did a number of tests, including a chest x-ray. the x-ray came back normal. Earlier this week, I had a pelvic and abdominal CT. It was normal with the exception of "infiltrate to right lung base. Correlate clinically". Okay, so I've got something that needs to be checked out. But, if I had a tumor or something, shouldn't that have appeared on my chest x-ray less than two months ago?
Hi, How are you? What symptoms are present? A <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> is any substance that has managed to find its way into lungs and may be caused by of a number of lung diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary edema or possible malignancies. Normal lungs show up as dark areas on x-rays because the air inside them allows the x-rays to pass through while infiltrates appear as lighter areas that are more solid that block the passage of x-rays.
there is decreased <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> volume. there is questionable increased opacity within the right lung base is residual atelectasis and/or early infiltrate cnnot be totally excluded. Correlate clinically. Costophrenic angles are sharp. the rest of the soft tissue and bony structures are unremarkable. Impression: Decreased lung volume. increase opacity within the posterior segment right lower lobe possibility of pneumonia could be possible.
A subsequent CT (on 23rd July) showed a small focal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> (homogeneous opacity) in the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span>. It was not a mass. All meds were stopped. A bronchoscopy with bronchial washing and lavage was non diagnostic of any kind of abnormality, including bacteria or malignancy. A subsequent CT after 3 weeks showed the infiltrate moving a little down the lobe, and clearing on the initial position. the blood was less in the sputum, however it was periodical.
Dr. Tinkelman, For the last week or so, I've had a severe sinus infection. I went to my doctor and (besides noticing the typical upper respiratory infection "crud") he mentioned some coarse lower lobe sounds (which he described as "rhonchi, not rales"), so he did a chest x-ray, which showed what he described as an "infiltrate" in my lung. He said this could mean the possible onset of pneumonia, and he gave me a strong antibiotic and prednisone.
This could be due to atelectasis or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span>. Atelectasis is an area of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> that is not receiving air. This is often referred to as a collapsed area of the lung. An infiltrate indicates that a biological substance generally not found in the lung has snuck in and now resides there. This could be caused by any of a number of lung diseases. Pneumonia is one example. You will need to check with your doctor to know what would be causing your infiltrate and the best treatment.
I have resolving left upper lobe alveolar <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> pneumonia. (I've taken a course of Z-pac and 10 days of augmentin 875.) the last xray showed a lot of improvement with some infiltrates remaining. I walk 1 and 1/2 miles a day, have no fever and cough is almost gone. I am scheduled for arthoscopic surgery to correct a fully torn rotator cuff in 10 days. It is not exactly elective as it is very painful and keeps me up at night.
Worsening of shortness of breath, with no typical infiltrate on x-ray and no fever does not sound like pneumonia. A “nodular density” is usually not considered to be a sign of acute pneumonia. the worsening shortness of breath, without an obvious explanation for it is worrisome. Despite the negative scan, again raises the question of blood clots to the lung, also called pulmonary emboli, which can occur without any sign of clot formation in the deep veins of the legs.
However it is still possible that you had pneumonia. Mild pneumonia, also called walking pneumonia, can clear up in a few days to a week. On the other hand, the original interpretation might have been in error. in all fairness to the urgent care doctor, it is not always possible to be sure if a borderline shadow, also called an infiltrate, is present or not. You should request a copy of your chest x-ray report as interpreted by the urgent care radiologist.
My father died at 52, maternal aunt at 57 and maternal grandmother in her early 70's from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> CA. I was DX with Pneumonia on 12/4 and had 1g Rocephin and was on 750 mg Levaquin. I had a 2nd gram of Rocpehin about 1 week later and did a total of 15 days of Levaquin.I have had some blood streaked sputum and possibly one solid pink sputum but I was not able to investigate too well. I also have pain with deep breath and sneezing by my rt scapula.
Chest (9/13/07) the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> fields show no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span>, effusion or mass. there is minimal atelectasis- fibroric scarring present at both lung bases posteriorly and inferiorly. the pulmonary vasculature is adequately visualized and is normal. the aorta demonstrates no evidence of dissection. there are minimal degenerative change involving the dorsal spine. the heart is not enlarged. there is no mediastinal or hilar adenopathy.
This last bout has lasted about 3 months so far. She shows an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> in her right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> that has remained. She has been on so many antibiotics it's scary. Her doctor want's to test her for CF. My husband and I were tested and were shown not to be carriers. She also has problems with sinus infections. She is sick all of the time and on antibiotics. She has had allergy testing, negative and also some immune testing, normal.
Took a course of antibiotics, subsequent x rays showed that the pneumonia had largely cleared with 'minimal right lobe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span>' remaining. Three months later, I am still having chest and back pains. they are not stabbing, more 'throbbing'. No cough, some feeling that my chest is 'tight', though. It's worse when I lie down, neither better nor worse if I exercise. Pain is worst beneath my shoulder blades, hurts into my neck as well.
Seeking direction for my father, as care is fragmented between physicians. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span>/liver lesions of particular concern. 65 YO caucasian male- 71” w/ shortness of breath and extreme fatigue - constant, consistent (not dependent on exertion), worsening with time (onset: winter ‘10) 12/09 – Failed stress test. Stent placed for blocked LAD. Gallbladder removed 1/11 –chest x-ray: interstitial prominence at the lung bases, nonspecific, likely representing a degree of pulmonary fibrosis.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span>, right upper and lower lobes, wedge biopsy- Marked Atelectasis. Mild interstitial Fibrosis with Histiocytic infiltrate. the PFTs. We were then refered to UVA of Charlottsville, Va and later to John Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. Each facility doing their own tests and still no diffinitive diagnosis.the biopsied tissues show clinical differential diagnosis to other comparitve tests. PFT interpretation: Moderate, restrictive ventilatory defect without defined bronchdilator responsiveness.
Took a course of antibiotics, subsequent x rays showed that the pneumonia had largely cleared with 'minimal right lobe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span>' remaining. Three months later, I am still having chest and back pains. they are not stabbing, more 'throbbing'. No cough, some feeling that my chest is 'tight', though. It's worse when I lie down, neither better nor worse if I exercise. Pain is worst beneath my shoulder blades, hurts into my neck as well.
I have been having chest pains for 3 weeks. Started out of the blue. I have not been sick or even feel sick. I just have chest and moderate back pain under my right shoulder blade. I have seen 5 doctors.
Minimal residual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> at the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> base. *** TB test was also performed: negative. *** Would you say that I should not be concened after my recent xray results? Thank you!
Basically, an infiltrate is an ill-defined shadow in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span>, on chest x-ray, with features best illustrated in the shadows of pneumonia. That doesn't mean all infiltrates are pneumonia. they are not. But, the type of shadow that typifies infectious pneumonia can also be a sign of non-infected fluid or blood, dead lung tissue, collapse of a portion of lung, non-infectious inflammation as with aspiration of stomach acid, or even tumor.
Husband (stage iv bc with mets to all of his bones including spine) is short of breath, wheezes, coughs, hoarse, neck appears swollen-condition has worsen in the past year-total of 7 months. Has been treated for pneumonia back in 5/10; symptoms did not clear; was given antibiotics, steroids, advair-condition has worsen. He can not climb stairs or walk far without being out of breath. Tire easily. Onc does not seem to address issue. I requested records.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span>, right upper and lower lobes, wedge biopsy- Marked Atelectasis. Mild interstitial Fibrosis with Histiocytic infiltrate. the PFTs. We were then refered to UVA of Charlottsville, Va and later to John Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. Each facility doing their own tests and still no diffinitive diagnosis.the biopsied tissues show clinical differential diagnosis to other comparitve tests. PFT interpretation: Moderate, restrictive ventilatory defect without defined bronchdilator responsiveness.
While my doctor feels that it is a growth on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> causing the pain, they are recommending an antibiotic for pneumonia first to rule that out before they do a CT scan. I have had no fever, cough, shortness of breath or any other symptom other than the back pain. the pain is usually better in the morning, but once I've been up for a while gets worse as the day goes on. My question is, could it still be pneumonia without having any of the regular pneumonia symptoms?
I'm a 48yr female, quit smoking 23 yrs ago. I've had shortness of breath on exertion for two months. Pumonologist was concerned about possible pulmonary fibrosis. Test results as follows: HRCT "shows minimal infiltrate/scarring in the anterior segment of the right lower lobe/right lung base," no other abnormality. PFT showed "minimal obstructive defect," FVC 110, FEV1 103, FEF25-75% 85, VC 110, TLC 87, FRC N2 76, DLCO 70, DLCO/VA 90.
On Oct 18th I was diagnosed with Pneumonia. the CT scan showed a patchy interstitial infiltrate in the right lower lobe. the pulmonolgist ordered a PFT which showed restriction but no obstruction and there's no wheezing. He ordered an X-Ray, which showed streaks in the right lower lobes. He has now ordered another CT scan of the lungs but he wants me lying on my stomach and in a prone position. He said it looks like I don't inhale deeply and he's trying to see why.
I'm a breast cancer survior and was diagnosed with a lower left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> yesterday at an emergency room my symptoms are cough for about 2 months, aching joints, off and on hot and cold flashes, the ER MD said he thought it was possible pneumonia but I should follow up with my oncologist to rule out lung cancer. My doctor is out of town and I am very nervous.
I was recently diagnosed clinically with pneumonia. My primary physician ordered a chest X-ray. the "Comment" said that in addition to the (expected) infiltrate, "there is a questionable small nodular density overylying the right lower lobe. " He recommended a follow-up CXR to ensure that the infiltrate is resolved and "for further evaluation of the nodular right lower lobe density and if persistent, CT is recommended.
I have a rash over my entire body, bloodshot eyes, and had been coughing for quite a while. A chest xray showed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>filtrate</span> in right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lung</span> - small pneumonia. I was prescribed zpac of antibiotic. I was sent to dermatologist for rash and he thinks I have infection in my body. He took 2 skin biopsies and ordered a 'health scan' blood test. I was sent to opthamalogist for my eyes. He prescribed antibiotic for my eyes. these tests and doctor visits happened yesterday and today.
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