Bilateral PTB, Concurrent Pneumonia, And Atheromatous Aorta?
Mar 26, 2013
My father got his xray result just now. An examination on his Chest PA. And the impressions were: Bilateral PTB, Concurrent Pneumonia, and Atheromatous Aorta. Can someone please explain to me what is Bilateral PTB? And Concurrent Pneumonia?
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I have been having abdominal and pelvic pain for months since my daughter was born in May. I went to the er at 2 different hospitals and both did a CT scan and 1 found bilateral lower lobe atelectasis and the other a narrowing of my aorta valve of the celiac. I asked my family physician about the atelectasis but he said it was air pockets but nothing to worry about. I had a collapsed lung 3 years ago so are these things I should be concerned about because he is not.
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A couple of years ago, I went into hospital for a routine operation on my tongue. After the procedure my tongue was very swollen, so they decided to put me back to sleep until the swelling went down. Unfortunately I then contracted sepsis and pneumonia, was on life support for a week or so. It took me a long time to recover physically and mentally from this experience. I had the most horrendous hallucinations whilst in ICU. I felt like I had been buried alive, embalmed, some of the nurses were from hell and some were from heaven and they were both trying to take me. Even though this was a long time ago now, I still remember it like it was yesterday. Has anyone else had similar experiences?
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I had pneumonia in my left lung 3 weeks ago which was very painful. I now have completed antibiotics but still have pain in my lower rib area that is very sharp when I yawn, cough, laugh or burp. This pain is not getting better. I had an ARNP tell me she does not hear any air movement in my lower lung. I'm curious What may be causing the pain. I never had it before the pneumonia and it doesn't seem to be going away.
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3 months ago I was diagnosed with Septic Pneumonia and was in hospital for 10 days. It took me a good month to recover and sometimes I still think I am. I have chronic lung probs already from being a prem baby. Since I have had my last bout of pneumonia I have been feeling a clicking sensation in my left side where I had the pneumonia and pleurisy. Could someone explain what this clicking feeling is? Is it part of the scarring that's left?
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I have been taking clarithromycin for pneumonia along with amoxicillin. the worst side effect i have experienced is the chemical taste in my mouth which has taken away my appetite and makes me nauseous. the only thing that masks it for a while is brushing my teeth, but my advice to anyone using these pills is to get rid of any air fresheners and take measures such as using roll on deodorant instead of a spray as this seems to aggravate it. i have just been given yet another course of these because my pneumonia has returned but to be honest i'd rather put up with the taste than end up in hospital again!
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A little over 3 weeks ago I was treated intravenously with Levaquin for pneumonia. About 20 minutes into the drip I started to get large hives! This has been going on for over 3 weeks now. The hives are not nearly as bad as they were but I'm still getting them. I was taking benadryl at first but was then switched to Allegra. I stopped taking it 2 days ago to see if the hives have subsided. For the most part they are not as bad but now anytime my skin gets warm I have a breakout. Needless to say I'm not getting much sleep bc I keep waking up to hives and have to sleep in a cool room so I don't get too hot. Very frustrating!! Anyone ever have this happen? How long did it take for the hives to go away?
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I've had a swollen lymph node under my jaw on the left side of my neck for over a month now. It's very hard and it hurts. I was tested for mononucleosis and it came out positive, but I have had none of the symptoms except for fatigue and the lymph node. Today, I found a very small but also hard bump on the back of my neck, very close to the left side. I was reading online that this could be related to the fact that I have a swollen lymph node. I was also told by my doctor that my spleen has gotten very large. I know all this is because I have mononucleosis, but is there any way I could be having something worse? I'm a teen female if that helps with any answers. Also, the lymph node is not getting any smaller and I've taken three different antibiotics given to me by my doctor. Also, I have had a cold and pneumonia since i got the swollen node.
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My Son is now 21 yrs of age and has been battling with perthes since the age of 5yrs. He has bilateral perthes. the left leg was the first and this was treated with non weight bearing, callipers and restricted activity and is now near normal, at the age of 8 it appeared in his right hip which he had a surgery ( varus osteotomy) with further surgery to remove plate and pins. He still struggled with pain and had hinged abduction and leg discrepancy. He was then given a valgus osteotomy as a salvage operation and further surgery to remove plate and pins at the age of 14. He struggled on through school still in pain. He has now grown to 6 ft and this has produced more problems as his thigh muscles do not work probably due to the position of the femur that the valgus placed it in. The ball of the femur is mushroom shaped and the main pain is directed through the knee which gives way unpredictably causing him to fall. He has been told by a specialist that he is too young for a hip replacement and to grin and bear with pain management for as long as he can. He has been able to do office work part time, but even this is painful do to the sitting position.His left leg does give him trouble from time to time. Nobody actually follows perthes up into adulthood as once you reach 18yrs you are discharged from the children's hospital and left to the care of your GP. There should be a call back system for check ups even if it was to help doctors to understand the disease. I don't know if surgery benefitted my son or if treatment with callipers was better, all I know was I could not bear to put him back in them for another 3 years and did what I thought was right at the time. Has anybody around this age experiencing similar problems ?
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I have bilateral frozen shoulder - idiopathic. Several professionals have stated my left is "severely affected". Right is manageable and seems to be on recovery but full ROM is not there yet. Ortho is considering MUA with a scope to clip any scar tissue on the left. I'm wondering what is the true pain level of this surgery? How soon after were you to "functioning"? I have 3 kids (9, 6 and 3).
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My 24 year old son was diagnosed with TMJ Arthritis and the surgeon wants to do a bilateral TMJ joint replacement. That seems extreme to me. I would like to know if anyone has had a jaw joint replacement and if you have had jaw problems post surgery.
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i thought I would share info. First 2-3 weeks, barely sleep. Pains as opposed
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to aches, lost 15 lbs and my taste for food. No appetite. And exhausted.
approaching 6 weeks Tuesday and not as tired, doing constant PT in office and home.. Slowly getting appetite back, sleep somewhat better. Pain has migrated to itching and aches. Let's not forget stiffness in AM or after idle.
I can walk it off a bit, but never really without that dull ache feeling. I have good ROM. Stretching helps. I am 71, but in great shape. Two knees is not for the faint heart or out of shape. Glad to answer any questions. The recovery is slow, but one can see it come, "ever so slowly". I am physically ahead, but one must let all the tissue and nerves recover..reading other experiences is a bit of a comfort. Not alone.
I was diagnosed very late with this condition. An acute GP noticed the murmur and was not convinced that all was normal. Test after test later it was confirmed. Months later i had a stent fitted which is 4cm x 2cm, I was not warned about the amount of bruising or the pain in the legs, 4 months later i am still having pain in the groin and the che chest. The cardiologist does not know why I have this pain that travels from my chest to my back and left arm. MY left leg feels heavy and numb down to the foot which is freezing cold at times again. I have started feeling tired and fed up with the whole ordeal. Yes i know i needed this procedure but through choice i would never have had it - my active happy go lucky lifestyle now revolves around this. When i get ill My poor GP has to send me into the hospital as they are not well versed with this condition. Can anyone tell me when will I feel well and strong again. Do you get back to normal? The hospital and the doctors have been wonderful but they just do not have the answers. They think it could be damage due to the surgery but not life threatening so at least that is something to be cheerful about. I would love to hear from other people that have undergone similar treatment.
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7 years ago i woke with tremendous pain in my neck. Took 5 years and many doctors before first MRI. MRI showed bilateral cervical ribs. Tests were performed which suggested TOS. From 1 specialist to the next, I have now been told to basically go home and live in pain. They won't perform the surgery because they told me 60% of patients are worse off. Have to live in this horrible pain forever. Lost in the system
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are there any exercises i can do to strengthen muscles? breathing now getting shallower and very frightened. I try weights to no avail
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I had a bilateral tubal ligation almost seven years ago. I am late with my period, nausea, lower back hurts and I am always tired. Could I have an ectopic pregnancy or a regular pregnancy
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For years I have been suffering with a pulsating stomach and ibs. That's what the doctor said it was, being that the scan I had done showed up nothing so the doctor put it down irritable bowel syndrome.
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In May this year I went for an endoscopy and colonoscopy. A couple of biopsies were taken.
The results were normal, apart from a hiatus hernia and anaemia, the anaemia they put down to the fact that some time ago I was taking anti-inflammatory tablets for arthritis. On a course of iron tablets for the past three months.
Last Thursday I went for my blood test result, and I mentioned about the pulsating in my stomach. She told me t lie down on the bed while she felt my stomach. She told me that it was the aorta pulsating.
My stomach drives me nuts especially in the evening when I am Sat down.I don't know if the pulsating is due to the ibs or the hernia or both.
My younger sister aged 50 was diagnosed with TAA of 5.1 cm in January and operated in February due to her small frame. She is recovering well which is encouraging. I have been meaning to go and have a check myself but kept putting it off. I went to my GP 2 weeks ago and he immediately picked up a murmur. Echo followed by a CT scan confirmed I also have an aneurysm but mine is still at 4.27 and I am 55 years old. Clearly we have a genetic disposition but mine is growing more slowly (so far) . I am in shock and still cannot get my head round it. I am fit, practise yoga, follow mainly a vegetarian diet, don't smoke, hardly drink and do not have high blood pressure. I am now now in 'watchful waiting' and will have another CT scan in 6 months time. I have been advised to take Beta Blockers and was wondering how patients react to them. I have a professional job in sales and need to keep my energy up. I have off course been considering giving up work but sitting at home waiting for my aneurysm to grow will not help me. I would also like to know if aneurysms always grow and if I need to accept that mine will be bigger by the time I have my next CT?
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So I am a 34yo male and I was having palpitations and asked the dr to do a work up so he did an echo and a sonogram of my aorta to check for aneurysm. The echo came back good no issues and there was no aneurysm or evidence of one my measurements were all good. However the report said that plaque was found in all the areas of my aorta ascending descending and mid and in my right and left iliac arteries. The doctor said this was unusual and abnormal for my age. I haven't got to actually talk to him it wrote it on the report that I got. I don't have a follow up for about 1 month and I'm curious what the outlook is on this. I smoked for a couple years when I was 18 and completely quit. I have always been somewhat active(not sedentary) the last 3-4 years I have been lifting weights and running I weigh 220 and I'm 6-3 somewhat built. I look and feel healthy? I'm kinda thinking that I can't live a long life anymore?
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Has anyone ever had coarctation of the aorta (where the heart squeezes and one feels pressure in arms)? i got this feeling last sunday and a little later felt slight pressure in my left eye. Has anyone has eye pressure due to anxiety/stress? if yes, what have the implications been? i am concerned.
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My 21 year old brother was at the heart doctor today, they told him he had an enlarged aorta. When he was 5 he had open heart surgery for a hole in his heart. Today was supposed to be just a regular check up for his old condition but they found the enlarged aorta. I'm sorry that I don't know much information about his original condition or much of anything else but I get everything passed on from my mother and she's pretty upset with the news. Apparently the doctor is not very worried about this and says that he needs to come back in a year for a follow up. This to me does not seem right....seems they need to maybe look into this further instead of sending him on his way. Any outlook on this? He has always been an athlete and is an high jumper for Washington State University (went to Pac 12 this year) so he is in really great health. I would really like to console my mother and give her some good (better) news.
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