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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Doctor who was diagnosed covid pneumonia pleural effusion. I

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Doctor it's me who was diagnosed covid pneumonia pleural effusion. I have a sched tomorrow for covid vaccine, should I get it even I have fast heartbeat? And effusion? Won't This cause pneumonia and make my effusion worse?
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Hi again

We've talked about this before

You need the vaccine and no problem with the fast heartbeat

It won't give you pneumonia or make the effusion worse

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
even I still have what they say natural immunity doctor, it won't make it a full blown covid again?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

No it won't do that

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Doctor now I can reach 1350ML but still not 1500ML on spirometer. Can I ask is considered normal on spirometer?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

Not quite normal yet but certainly getting there

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What is the normal range doctor?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

About 2000 ml

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Even I don't have effusion doctor, it's still okay to still have a difficult time doing spirometer?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

That's still OK

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Doctor my niece who didnt have covid pneumonia but just covid is also having a a fast heartbeat and difficult time in spirometer she can only reach 1000ML. What could be the reason behind this? She's 18
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 17 days ago.

We need a new page to discuss that

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hello doctor Chip. My rest rate now is 95-99 sometimes it goes down to 88-89 is this normal now?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

Yes it is

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Wow I'm glad to know doctor. And I also got my first shot of covid vaccine earlier today.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

Good for you

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Thanks doctor. Also does this show collapsed left lung?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

No it doesn't and you've asked me that before

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Doctor do you think I'm already in my resolution stage for pleural effusion?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

Yes

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Doctor how long does effusion usually settle down?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

Yours should be gone in a few more weeks

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
But for some doctor might take for months and it is okay?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

You'll be fine and I don't think it will take months