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Can you have pneumonia but not be sick or been sick?
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4952266 tn?1361473530
Can you have pneumonia but not be sick or been sick?
I have been having chest pains for 3 weeks. Started out of the blue. I have not been sick or even feel sick. I just have chest and moderate back pain under my right shoulder blade. I have seen 5 doctors. No one can really explain the chest pain however my CT scan found "bibasilar atelectasis as well as developing infiltrate" and "ground glass opacity with in my right lung" (where I feel the pinching and stabbing pains) my dr has put me on a heavy dose of steriods and antibiotics along with pain killers. They suspect pneumonia. But wouldn't I be sick? Wouldnt I have a fever or cough or something? I am over weight and have a irregular heart rthyum so being out of breath is nothing new. I am planning to see a pulmonologist if this treatment does not help. What are your opinions? No I am not a smoker but my husband is.
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242587 tn?1355427710
While this is not very common, viral pneumonia can be fairly mild in some people. However, there are usually some symptoms such as cough, low grade fever or weakness.
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