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Hello Mike, I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.The increasing chest pain and hard to breath are indication of the evaluation again by your doctor. If you have persistent fever and cough; that too are indicative of an urgent evaluation by the physician. These symptoms can be due to;1) incomplete resolution of the pneumonia.2) antibiotic not completely efficacious against the causative organisms.Your doctor is likely to change the antibiotic or put you on the injectable antibiotic (or a combination of antibiotic). You would also need a repeat chest x-ray and blood work. An high resolution CT scan of lung may also be sometimes needed for the complete evaluation. Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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