Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum
xray
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding lung and respiratory issues. such as: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds - Flu, Chronic Cough, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Fibrosis, Lung Abscess, Nasal Polyps, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sarcoidosis, Sinusitis, Tuberculosis.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

xray

I had pneumonia a week ago.....went for a follow up xray yest, and was told most of it cleared up except ...for a small bit///im back on antibiotics for 3 more days....I feel fine.....how long does it take for complete resolution to show on xray.....im worried it could be something else....I dnt smoke, never did...does it take time for lungs to show a clear xray..........thx barb....btw....I had right lobar pneumonia....lower lobe
242587_tn?1355427710
Complete X-ray resolution of a pneumonic infiltrate may take a month or more.  The important thing at this moment is that “most of it has cleared” and done so in a relative short period of time.  Your concern that this might be a complicated (by another disease) pneumonia is legitimate, but seriously, less than complete clearing in one week should not be of concern, either to you or your doctors.

The important issue at this time is that you have one or more follow-up X-rays until complete clearing is demonstrated.  Another X-ray in 2-4 weeks after the one done “yesterday” would constitute acceptable care.  The rapid response to antibiotic therapy and the fact that you have never smoked are both factors in your favor.

Good luck
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
Blank
Asthma Tracker
Asthma Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Allergy Tracker
Allergy Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank