... 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)
... Hi...maybe you're in the beginning stages of pneumonia that's affecting a small area. For some people, the symptoms aren't that noticeable. If you do have what's called walking pneumonia, it is contagious... ... (26 replies)
... About one week between antibiotic and 2nd x-ray and yes, I do have a paper copy of the first x-ray result. Awaiting copy of 2nd.
I would like to add that I have absolutely none of the typical symptoms that would go with pneumonia. No shortness of breath, cough, fever. I feel perfectly fine. I expect to hear from my doctor about a CT scan this coming week and she said... (26 replies)
... It does state that it's consistent with pneumonia and no other suggestions for a different type of test. ... (26 replies)
... This is a long story and starts with a trip to a rheumotologist for arthritis. She did several extensive blood tests and a couple came back abnormal. She suggested a chest x-ray. The x-ray results stated I had pneumonia. I had absolutely no symptoms of pneumonia but my doctor put me on antibotics and then had me sent for a second x-ray.
Well, x-ray number 2 still... (26 replies)
... ray he thought he saw a "very small pneumonia" in my right lung. I said I didn't know pneumonia had a size. He said it's "interstitial" and he was also going to order a CT scan to "make sure nothing else is going on that's causing it. ... (3 replies)
... mer smoker, and his blood test was not good. I confirmed with the lung doctor that a couple of years ago he had fever, coughing up blood, etc, but they called it pneumonia and treated for that. What if he really had TB back then? ... (0 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)