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Suffering with extreme cough, suspicion of infection, lower back pain. Treatment suggestion?

My husband has been coughing alot and his doctor has now sent him for an xray , they said that one of his lungs was dark said it might be an infection and thats why hes coughing as his lung is not taking alot of oxygen in it causing coughing, he also has slightr pain on both side lower back, he thinks its the C word is the hospital just pacifiying him
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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One side of lung dark means that there is some opacity there, it may be one or more lobes or it may be whole lung and his severity of his symptoms will vary depending on the extent of involvement. There are many causes for this kind of finding commonest being pneumonia. There are many causes of pneumonia as well including the C word. Since he is already consulting doctors, they will do all relevant investigation to arrive at a diagnosis. My advice is at this stage you follow your doctor`s advice and hope for the best.
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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