Pneumonia lung compliance

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Avatar n tn I need to know who has heard of abscedeus pneumonia and what it is??
Avatar m tn So far I did have upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, abdominal/pelvic, and head CT, which are all pretty much clear. Abd. CT stated lung bases are clear. Most recent chest x-ray also was clear and it was done few days ago. I do have a lot of throat clearing and mucous in my throat and nose, which is always clear, I do not cough. However, I wake up congested most of the time. I have a lot of mucous in my throat when I eat as well.
Avatar n tn My father is 80 year old with lung cancer in left lung. The cancer is still there but has not grown any larger thank god. Last month he had a cat scan of lungs and found he had emphysema in right lung. Doctor put him on o2 and albuturol. For three weeks he was very week coughing a lot and not breathing very well. He went back to doctor and he thought that cancer had started to grow again and had moved to right lung and bronchial tube. So he sent him for another cat scan.
7900821 tn?1395192104 Lung cancer can predispose one to pneumonia but in that case the pneumonia would recur in the same place in your lung each time. In addition it is quite unlikely that the radiologist would mistake lung cancer for pneumonia. That still leaves the question of why you should have recurrent pneumonia, unanswered and that is a question that will require further investigation.
Avatar m tn ” If localized to the same area of your lung as was the pneumonia, it might, in reality, not be fibrosis. If the description of “mild fibrosis” refers instead to shadows consistent with fibrosis, throughout both lungs, that is another matter; one that might eventually require a CT Scan to further delineate what it is that these “fibrosis” markings represent.
Avatar n tn There is decreased lung 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.
Avatar n tn Took Buddy to a different vet. Turns out it's not pneumonia. He has lung cancer.
Avatar n tn my father just got over a severe case of pneumonia and they also found that he has emphysema (which I know can't be cured) he is on a ventilator now and they say he has severe lung damage.
Avatar n tn // Here's another article to consider in your care.
Avatar n tn Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung. This is most commonly due to an infection. Usually there is coughing, fever, and discolored sputum. Some children may continue with their usual activity level without their parents being aware that they have pneumonia. It is possible to have pneumonia without having any severe symptoms. Generally this happens in the early stages. This is called walking pneumonia. It is best diagnosed by chest x-ray in addition to a thorough examination.
178345 tn?1242536246 But in November I developed a cold which turned out to be pneumonia well i was on the antibiotics for 14 days..In December I went to the Dr and again I had pneumonia in the other lung. Again I was placed on 2 antibiotic treatments..My Docotor didnt like that I developed it 2 different times and is having me see a pulmonologist. Well I am concerned and was wondering if this could be from being weakend after so long?
Avatar n tn Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung. This is most commonly due to an infection. Usually there is fever and discolored sputum. Some people may continue with their routine activities without being aware that they have pneumonia. It is possible to have pneumonia without having any symptoms. Generally this happens in the early stages. This is called walking pneumonia. It is best diagnosed by chest x-ray in addition to a thorough examination. Please read our Pneumonia MedFact at http://www.
Avatar m tn Can pneumonia mask a lung tumour on xray? Can radiologists 'see' through the pneumonia on a chest xray, if there's a tumour underneath? Can radiologists differentiate between pneumonia and a lung lesion by a simple chest xray?
Avatar m tn In Feb 2008 I went to the ER with major chest pain and shortness of breath. The CXR showed nothing, so the ordered a CT scan. The Doctor then said I had Pneumonia. I was just diagnosed with Pneumonia for a second time and It's in the same lung. Could the CT scan have been wrong? Does Pneumonia and Lung Cancer look the same on a CT scan?? I have looked on line at different images and they look the same to me, but I am not a doctor. COuld the CT scan have been wrong?
Avatar n tn i have a 9mos old son and he was hospitalized and we found out that he has a pneumonia,hes been in the hospital for 5 days and i thought that hes going to be okay,but his so worried about him coz he has taken a lot of antibiotics at his very young age,at has been a week since we got off the hospital and still he suffers with his cough,i dont even know what to do now..
Avatar n tn I just have bronchitis, even though the hospital took a chest x-ray that showed pneumonia infecting my left lung. The doctor told me to get off my pneumonia medications & gave me a bronchitis medication. After that was over my cough was still bad & I still had all the same symptoms as before, so he gave me a cough syrup, which still isn't working.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with pneumonia in the left lung. When they took a chest x-ray they found a nodule in my right lung. Could this be from the pneumonia? I am very nervous because I have know idea what this is. My doctor said he doesn't believe it is anything maybe calcium but I am still nervous. Could you please tell me anything you know about this? Thank you!
Avatar n tn I had pneumonia in my right lung for 3 months, 2 rounds of antibiotics. Now I have it in my left lung. Why? I am scared. Should I be hospitialized with stronger antibiotics?
Avatar m tn All I can suggest is it indicates further testing is needed to determine what the opacity is. I know lung nodules which can be seen with a CT scan, don't think an X-ray can do the job, that are stable over a period of time, two scans, are nothing to worry about, but if active by growth in size or number suggests a needle biopsy is needed to determine if the nodules are malignant. A cluster of nodules may show up as an opacity in an X-ray, just a guess.
Avatar m tn First, are your doctors certain that what was called pneumonia, was really pneumonia, and did they ever determine a cause of the pneumonia? If the pneumonia recurred each time in the same portion of lung that would suggest that you might have an obstruction (benign or malignant) of the bronchus (airway) that serves that portion of lung. A key question is, has the first nodule, discovered in January 2007 shown any change in physical characteristics, or has it been stable?
Avatar m tn I have all the symptoms of pneumonia. The xray came back as either pneumonia or lung cancer. Small mass found on lower left lung. Treating me for pneumonia. I will have repeat xray possible cat scan. Asking in advance. How often is this found? Can pneumonia look like lung cancer? Day two of medication and I do feel better and fever broke. I still have pains from my cough and still expereince the sweaty, hot and cold bouts but feel better despite general aches and pains.
5601163 tn?1370701672 Could be residual changes from the pneumonia -- many times the xray takes longer to completely resolve than the symptoms, even after a course of antibiotics. Sometimes, pneumonia develops in response to mild airway blockage from a mass or tumor, so if they saw something (even small or subtle), they probably just want a CT to make sure it's not something like that.
Avatar f tn Hi all new to all this. I went to a+e few weeks back with suspected blood clot on lung. Had ECG, blood work and chest xray. ECG and bloods were OK but chest xray showed up something. Returned following day and had ct scan done. Was diagnosed with pneumonia and have to return in 6 weeks for repeat chest xray to make sure pneumonia has cleared. But I'm freaking out could it be lung cancer and would they no the difference between pneumonia and lung cancer? Please help.
Avatar f tn My brother has just recently been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He now has pneumonia also, and the cancer has spread to his liver. Is is possible for him to recover from the pneumonia and what are the chances? He has had fluid in his lung and had it drained, and recently had a stint put in becuz it kept filling up. What are his chances of recovering from the pneumonia and being able to start his cancer treatment?
Avatar f tn I ave just been diagnosed with pneumonia. Will this leave me with permanent lung damage. I feel very short of breath.
1618318 tn?1318196283 I have swallowing disorders that put me at risk for aspiration pneumonia. Are there any tests that can be done to differentiate the type of pneumonia? I have had several xrays done on my chest and was put on antibiotics.
Avatar m tn I am 38 years old female non smoker. I live with a smoker though. Hospital told me either lung cancer or pneumonia. Treating me for pneumonia. Next xray is scheduled for next friday. I am on the five day antibotic treatment, I have one more pill to take. The Er also gave me a shot of something in my bottom, they said it was a strong antiboditic. Since Wednesday mid day, I have not had a fever. My blood counts show a slight elevation but not real high or anything to cause alarm.
Avatar n tn Last pneumonia shot was in Oct 2006. I had pneumonia in Oct 2011. Should I get another shot?
Avatar n tn Given that it is now nearly 4 months since the bout of pneumonia, you deserve further diagnostic evaluation by a lung specialist. If the signs are truly localized to one lung, the one that had the pneumonia and especially if a current x-ray fails to demonstrate complete resolution, the lung specialist will probably suggest that he/she perform bronchoscopy and/or a CT scan of the lungs to determine the reason for this lingering problem.