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Question about lung Pneumatocel(Air Cysts)

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I am a Medical Assistant who stopped smoking 1 week ago, I started a bad cough with sputum that had blood in it. I went to work the next day had a 103 fever after work I went to a after hours walk in clinic, they did a chest xray, the dr. reviewed the xray and said I have pneumonia,pleural effusion and 4 Pneumatocel (Air Cysts) he told me it probably staph pneumonia, should I be concerned about cancer I am scared never heard of this.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. S Riaz replied 7 years ago.



These sigs and symptoms are most consistent with the diagnosis of pneumonia particularly staph pneumonia. Pneumatocoeles are thin walled cysts that contain air and may develop as a sequel to acute pneumonia commonly caused by staph. Pleural effusion can also be caused by a bacterial pneumonia. So these findings are most suggestive of pneumonia. You can discuss it with your doctor. Thanks and best wishes.



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
But since there was no masses seen i should not worry?
Expert:  Dr. S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

Yes, cancer is unlikely. Pneumatocoeles are usually seen in children though and in adults they are infrequent. They usually resolve spontaneously and completely. I do not think you need to worry for cancer. Thanks and best wishes.



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you so much! I feel better
Expert:  Dr. S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

You're most welcome.


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