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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is my chest x ray normal?

I have been having a shortness of breath, soar throat, swollen glands and loss of voice since mid October. I was first told it was bronchitis in Oct. (antibiotic Z-pack). Then, Dec 15. Strep. (antibiotic amoxicillin) . In Jan. 03 I was told I had the flu but because of the history of my cough I was prescribed the antibiotic augmentin. After the results of Chest X-Ray (Jan. 05) and blood work taken on Jan. 12 was reviewed I was told it I had pneumonia. The X-Ray found ‘’There is left upper lobe opacity concerning for infiltrate. The lungs are hyper inflated. Heart size is normal. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax.
Mon, 1 Sep 2014
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1.The x-ray findings are left upper lobe opacity is a patch - infiltrative means collection of fluid in the alveolar spaces due to infective / inflammatory changes.
2.Likely the treatment has not been fully treated or reinfection / inflammation.
3.Hyperinflation means when there is a part of lung not involving in the respiratory process the healthy lung compensates the requirement with more inflating that normal.
4.Likely another course of antibiotic or repeat an x-ray after complete treatment.

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