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4weeks total covid pneumonia large left pleural effusion

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4weeks total covid pneumonia large left pleural effusion parapneumonic. Radiologist said there's an improvement from before. Is this still large and will go away on its own in time?
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 13 days ago.

Its still significant but would improve soon as it improved from earlier so no worries. Followup with your treating doctor.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
But doesnt mean I need pleural tap and surgery doctor for this? And possible this will improve in timeV
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Sorry rad tech says there's an improvement doctor as she saw the image from my previous one
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Doctor you there
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 12 days ago.

Yes, that is correct, it will improve just monitor for a while.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
This is the first and latest xray doctor total of 4 weeks time. What can you say
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 12 days ago.

It improved a lot in 4 weeks.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Yea doctor. But is my effusion at the moment is still something large or not a concern and will be reabsorbed in time?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 12 days ago.

Its small now and would improve, as far as you do not have breathing issues no worries.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
no need for surgery doctor? Very unlikely?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 12 days ago.

yes unlikely.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Can I get a covid covid vaccine even if I still have a little effusion left from Covid pneumonia?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 days ago.

It is better to wait till it completely settles.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ah okay cause I have a schedule this Saturday doctor. What would happen to me if I get it
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 days ago.

Please open a new thread for more questions.