Patient Comments: Pneumonia - Diagnosis

What kinds of tests or exams led to a diagnosis of pneumonia in you, a friend, or relative?

Comment from: Starshadow, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I flew home for Christmas vacation and was feeling sick. My extremities especially hurt so much I wanted to unscrew them and throw them away. I experienced chills and was running a 102 F temperature. I was having trouble exhaling. My chest sounded like Rice Crispies cereal in milk and I was wheezing. I went to urgent care, where they took an X-ray and immediately wheeled me across the street to the hospital, where I was admitted with bilateral pneumonia. I had a high white blood cell count of 25,000, low potassium, and low blood oxygen levels. I was given IV antibiotics, regular breathing treatments, and several blood tests. I was in the hospital for one week and given a nebulizer and a spirometer for home use. I flew back home and took another week of sick leave before feeling strong enough to return to work at the high school.

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Comment from: precious, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

Started out with a feeling of sore throat, night coughs following day mouth got dry then I could not breathe. My nostrils were quite clear but I felt I could not breath then I begun wheezing as if I was an asthmatic patient. After clearing throat and expelling mucous I was able to breath. This happened 4-5 times then I went to see my doctor. They gave me a chest X-ray and took a blood test.

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