... an hour or two anyway. basically they are going to put a tube down your throat, wiggle it around for a bit and maybe suck out some mucus. its a really bizarre experience . i am not sure if the scope goes down your mouth or nose though, because the last few times i had one they drugged me. ... (3 replies)
... Sorry you didn't have a good experience! Was hoping it wasn't going to be like mine.
I have to get a lung biopsy now. Gessh, wish my old lung doctor would have done that when he did my bronchoscopy, all he did was take a fluid sample! But I'm sure since I was wide awake that doing the biopsy then would have been painful..
But I have a new lung doctor now and I'm getting... (5 replies)
... Thanks Alleyway, Glad I didn't get to read this earlier. I had the Bronch this morning, and my experience was much like yours. ... (5 replies)
... Just make sure that they sedate you really well. I had my first bronch done about two years ago and it turned out to be a frightening experience due to the lack of sedation. ... (13 replies)
I was completely knocked out. Thank goodness. My doctor kept giving me shots in my IV until I was gone. Last thing I remember he was struggling to put on his sterile gown and looking at my xrays. I asked if he needed direction and everyone laughed and then I was out. He said it went well and they are supposed to call my Tues. if they find anything, but I don't think... (16 replies)
... AC. I can understand how you must be feeling. My pulmonologist sent me to a teaching hospital, so that he could get some expert advice from an MD that had more experience in treating the disease. His first comment to me was that I didn't look like a "MAC patient". ... (2 replies)
... suggest that he should be able to operate day to day, the reality is very different and we are looking for an open minded doctor who is willing to listen to his experience and symptoms, work out what is wrong and then help him to make a recovery. ... (0 replies)
... Hi does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this? ... (0 replies)
... Positive Nocardia in cough sputum sample, on Bactrim last 2 weeks, but don't see improvement (many other courses of antibiotics over last 10 months for recurrent bronchitis & sinus infections, which I never had in my life). Previously, many sputum samples and bronchoscopy which all had colorful samples, yet nothing came back positive until a few weeks ago, (possibly they... (8 replies)
... ents in chemotherapy can cause immune deficits. I'm not sure why they're doing a lung biopsy on your mom, but I have a feeling they must've already tried to do a bronchoscopy on her? ... (1 replies)
... I understand your concern. A three milimeter nodule is a small one. From my experience, the doctors usually choose to monitor these nodules for 2 years with CT scans. Mine have spanned from 3 month intervals to 6 months, now they are going to wait one year. My last scan was in March of this year and my next will be next year in March. This is because there has been no... (2 replies)
... up for the cancer, my bronchoscopy washings grew out MAC in the culture. I was pretty much asymptomatic for both the cancer and the MAC. I recovered well from surgery and went back to work. ... (85 replies)
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... ray show negative for any issues, but a CAT scan show inflamation in the bronchioles. A bronchoscopy will be performed this AM. ... (1 replies)
... Allegra, what is so terrible about the VATS biopsy?? You must have had a bad experience. I've not heard of anyone else having it but it is very common and from what I've read, is easier on a person than a bronchoscopy. (However, I had no side effects from a bronch at all.) Please tell us about your experience?
I get the results of my CT scan tomorrow. However, I have come... (45 replies)
... don't want to exert myself. I too experience the tightness in my chest, however, I rarely cough but coughing is one of the main symptoms that most people experience. ... (169 replies)
... thy, I am so glad you finally were able to go to National Jewish. I knew you were very ill from what you said in your posts. Kathy, glad to know you had a good experience at NJ. I gave one sputum sample while at NJ, however, it didn't grow MAI. ... (110 replies)
... Sharon, I am so sorry you are having more lung trouble. I wonder why your doctors didn't go ahead and order the bronchoscopy while you were in Denver instead of waiting 3 months for another scan before deciding to do it. Perhaps they think it may improve. ... (110 replies)
... I know what your hearing and feeling in your lungs. I experience it too. I'm not saying you have what I have, but that you not 'hearing things'. I know that GERD irritates the lungs, and causes breathing problems. ... (18 replies)
... months, he has been seeing doctor after doctor and having test after test. He has lost a trememdous amount of weight, almost 25 pounds. He's having his second bronchoscopy today. Did you experience weight loss, too, along with the other symptoms that you mentioned. ... (237 replies)