... In January 2016, I was 7 months pregnant, and began to run a high temperature and a chronic cough. I went to my general practitioner and was told that I had bacterial pneumonia, and was prescribed a Z-Pak and a broncho diolater, for treatment. Additionally, I was told to utilize acetaminophen to control my high fever. I began my treatment regimen and returned to work, for the... (1 replies)
... Hi...i cannot relate to your health crisis or recovery. All I can say is that the timing to get to the hospital, the medical staff and work they did saved your life. Your experience is invaluable.
Congratulations on the birth of your healthy son....you both share a scary yet amazing survival story.
I wish you the best!
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... I have had two CT scans in three weeks. Both showed pneumonia in left lung. I guess my question is can you have pneumonia without a cough or any other usual symptoms such as fever or spitting up gunk? ... (0 replies)
... d not trust a doctor who would put a person through 2 CT Scans within a three week period. At that rate you'll end up with cancer from the radiation long before pneumonia gets you! One CT Scan is equal to the radiation exposure of 100 chest xrays! ... (1 replies)
... Hi....great you heard from your doctor! I am, however, puzzled regarding the non-concern of the hernia...especially if it might have been a cause (or at least contributing factor) for your pneumonia/heart , but maybe the cardio will put different insight into the mix and support further investigation.
One plus on your side....you have good connections regarding your friend... (13 replies)
... I have had two CT scans in three weeks. Both showed pneumonia in left lung. My question is how can I have pneumonia without any of the usual symptoms? ... (1 replies)
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... After some questionable blood work my doctor sent me for a chest x-ray that indicated I had pneumonia. I had absolutely no indications of being sick, much less having pneumonia. Doctor put me on antibiotics and then I had a second x-ray.
The second x-ray indicated a possible Bochdalek's hernia. I went for a chest CT scan and await results.
Is there anyone who knows... (13 replies)
... Most people get a repeat chest X-ray 3-4 weeks after treatment to make sure it has cleared up. You can also tell by the return of normal behavior, no fever, cough subsiding, etc. if he had no symptoms at all besides confusion, I would be concerned that this may be more complicated than a simple pneumonia, and definitely get a repeat chest X-ray and oxygen measurement on finger... (1 replies)
... My partner went into hospital recently because he fell over and broke three ribs. He had no symptoms of pneumonia at all except that he was confused, had no idea that he had actually fallen three times in 30 minutes and was refusing to stand still. ... (1 replies)
... I would follow up with your regular Dr. and get a chest xray to see if the pneumonia infiltrate is resolving compared to initial xray in hospital. ... (1 replies)
... My BF was just diagnosed with COPD last Saturday from an ER doc, I took him in bc I just knew he had pneumonia again after having it just 3 months ago and sure enough he def has pneumonia, but not as bad as his last time. ... (0 replies)
... Hi I am in excruciating pain that radiates from my left shoulder blade to my arm. It is constant with worsening if I use it, hunch over etc. Recently discharged two weeks ago from hospital for Pneumonia/asthma/COPD (?) after a bad flu. The little I've read seems to indicate this is par for the course but I anticipated feeling somewhat better/pain free. Is this normal for... (1 replies)
My mum has always had many chest infections and her breathing has slowly been becoming worse.
however a year ago she was diagnosed with double pneumonia, and was in hospital for a week and off work for 4 months recovering. Doctors said they couldn't pinpoint why she got pneumonia.
Unfortunately her breathing has never got better, in fact it just got worse.... (0 replies)
... I've had pneumonia 8 times. I'm a respiratory therapist, so it's kind of an occupational hazard. ... (2 replies)
... Pneumonia usually takes 4-6 weeks to recover from depending on many factors, like if it is viral or bacterial, small area or large, your age, how you respond to the antibiotics and whether you have a lot of bronchospasm, like asthmatic reaction with it. You definitely should recover soon, especially if the chest symptoms are beginning to clear somewhat. A follow up xray is... (2 replies)
... Just checking in with anyone who has had pneumonia to see how long you felt like crap! I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago and have been on 2 rounds of antibiotics and 1 round of steroids. ... (2 replies)
... I would call your GP and tell him you are ready to be admitted to hopsital. This sounds serious and with now having having stiff neck and bad headache, you need to have meningitis ruled out. This could be an "atypical" pneumonia, or a severe inflammatory episode of a connective tissue disorder with pneumonitis, pleurisy, meningitis all combined. You need a thorough diagnostic... (5 replies)
... I would suggest that you ask for a referral to a pulmonologist. It sounds like there is more than pneumonia going on, especially considering the weight loss. Did they do a sputum culture, when you were in for pneumonis the first time? ... (5 replies)
... and a diagnosis of 'could be pneumonia that we cant see fully on your xray bc you have something there but its all shaded on your left lung this time. ... (5 replies)