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Pneumonia,Swine flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello.....Is pneumonia a complication from having the swin flu
Doctor :   Could be

Doctor :  
Cant say it definitely
Doctor :  
If there is swine flu
User :   oh okay
Doctor :  
then the immunity is compromised
Doctor :  
and the chances are more
User :   so just because I had pneumonia...that doesn't mean that I could of had the swine flu, right
Doctor :  
User :   well, cuz my neighbor just got the swine flu and of course he's blaming me for it
Doctor :  
That is not a relation
User :   okay, I see
User :   that's what I thought
User :   I got a really bad flu earlier in October
User :   but never really got over it and then I got sick again
User :   and ended up with pneumonia in the hospital and no one of the doctors indicated that it is because of the swine flu
Doctor :  
User :   they all said that it's probably cuz you caught a flu and never went away and then
User :   you caught another bacteria and it turned into pneumonia
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Pneumonia could be a complication
User :   so I just wanted to find out if that's a 100% relation to the swine flu
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   Nothing like that
User :   but not necessarly, right
Doctor :  
User :   okay, thank you
User :   thanks for your help
User :   :)
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