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4 weeks chest xray I had covid pneumonia large left pleural

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4 weeks time followup chest xray I had covid pneumonia large left pleural effusion. Is this a good sign?
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

Hello. I'm The Good Dr., licensed and practicing physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

Yes looks great.  Looks like it is improving.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Doctor does my current effusion now will be reabsorbed in time or needs surgery ?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

It looks like it will be reabsorbed

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I'm so happy doctor. So unlikely for surgery?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

correct

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Doctor what can I do for it to be reabsorbed naturally?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

Just keep doing what you are doing

there is nothing you can do to speed it up

use an incentive spirometer if you have one

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
it really takes time doctor for effusion to settle down? But this is already a good result in 4 weeks time?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

Yes

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Does walking help doctor and deep breathing?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

yes

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Doctor can I get my covid vaccine now even I just recovered from pneumonia though I still have fast heartbeat
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

yes

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Can I get it this week doctor?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

Yes

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:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

Yes, but you are safe to wait.
just wait until it resolves

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ah okay doctor. Because I have a schedule this saturday and I'm wondering if I should get it while I have the effusion and I still have fast heartbeat
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 12 days ago.

You can wait

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
One more month doctor?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 11 days ago.

3 months from infection

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
But won't I get covid again doctor?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 11 days ago.

Not in 3 months

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Even it's a different variant doctor?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 11 days ago.

doesn't matter