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I am suffering from chest tightness. Had pneumonia with a cyst in liver

I am a 43yr old woman. I was diagnosed with pneumonia almost 12 days ago. They did a chest x-ray and then did a cat scan which revealed the pneumonia. They also said that I had small cysts on my liver. I had an abdominal mri about a year and half ago and they said my liver was normal. After the pneumonia diagnosis, I was prescribed levaquin 500mg at that time, which I have completed. my cough was productive (only white phlegm throughout this time) now its not. I still have slightly swollen glands in my neck and tightness in my chest. I was just prescribed advair disk and a nebulizer treatment which helps but the tightness comes back. This has been going on for almost 1 month. Could this viral pneumonia?
Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
You were given treatment of viral pneumonia, still your symptoms are persistant, which suggest that your diagnosis should be reviewed.
You require to go for culture and sensitivity test of sputum and according to that antibiotic treatment should be started for you.
Best wishes for speedy recovery from your problem.
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