... So, I got the results from the CT scan which just confirmed the results from the x-ray results. They still have no idea what it is. They ordered a whole blood panel testing for Cocci serology, ana/RhF, canca & panca, serum ace, CBC/CMP, CMV & EBV serorogy, as well as a TB test. My follow up is not for a couple of weeks! I have no idea what all of this they are checking... (25 replies)
... a vague interstitial pneumonitis". It mentions concern for pulmonary embolus. After these results, my doctor ordered a CT scan which I am awaiting the results of. ... (25 replies)
... hi there anyone else had chest x ray results coming back with a marked increase in bronchopulmonary markings? ... (0 replies)
... Helical imaging was performed through the chest following following rapid bolus administration of 150 ml of intravenous Omnipaque 300. Coronal two dimensional MIP images were also made. ... (8 replies)
... So then she told me to get a chest x ray and pulmonary function tests. ... (1 replies)
I actually really didnt have ANY symptoms other that excessive fatiege, which I still continue to suffer from. Many of the others who do suffer from MAC have alot of sputum production, coughing up, chronic bronchitis, pnemonia,.. ect..I didnt have any of that. Mine was actually found by "chance" being it was an x-ray for part of the pre-op screening I was having... (25 replies)
... Annette, what were your symptoms initally when you came down with MAC? They didn't mention that I had any kind of mass in my lung, they didn't really tell me much of anything, the x-ray said there was "discoid atelectasis" which as I understand it, is just a partial collapsing of that lung. I should verify just what they are checking for with that bronchoscopy. I can only... (25 replies)
... I went to E.R. for chest pains, I am a heart pat. and have lupus. Turns out it was a lupus flare. ... (1 replies)
... they do the x ray to see if you have tissue damage, collapsed lung pneumonia..... ... (8 replies)
... Go to a pulmonary doctor and ask for a flexible bronchoscopy. it is done outpatient and can tell you soooooo much more than an x ray or CT. They can take a biopsy right then and also fluid from your lung area to check for anything.................do it.... ... (8 replies)
... I also like to look over my test results and they can be confusing. ... (8 replies)
... I was in the ER for chest pains that was concluded as anxiety/stress and they did an x-ray as a precaution (don't know why) and here are the results...
PA AND LATERAL CHEST:
No prior. Mildly prominent markings at the bases. Lungs- no
focal consolidation. Heart is within limits of normal.
IMPRESSION: (8 replies)
... Try not to worry too much about the CT scan. It is an easy test and there is nothing you can do until the results come back. ... (5 replies)
... rays I have several white spots a little smaller than peas and also some cloudiness.I have another week before I go back for the results and I am a little worried.Can anyone give me some ideas as to what these spots may be? ... (0 replies)
I just have one more suggestion, I think it would be a good idea, for you to get copies of your sputum culture. This, "if you dont hear from us" thing, well, I cant say what I think about that on here...
I just think is a REAL GOOD IDEA to have copies of your medical records. Only YOU can be an advocate for yourself, and to do that, you need to be well informed... (25 replies)
... Im happy to hear they did do the sputum culture. My culture took about 2 weeks for results for MAC, so I DO hope they are checking you for that as well. ... (25 replies)
... Vanessa & Annette,
I feel good off and on, some days are better than others.. if I do too much one day then the next day, not so much. My chest feels compressed (which the pulmonologist can't understand why) I cough a lot and I'm tired all the time. No, I'm not on antibiotics, I did one round of amox but they don't know what to give me until they know what kind of infection... (25 replies)
... Well, I had my follow up appointment today with the pulmonologist and he gave me the results of my blood work, still waiting on the Ebstein Barr and CMV results. The CMP, RA showed 3.1 on the Potassium, 8. ... (25 replies)
I'm so glad the pulm Doctor explained things to you so you can understand the importantence of having the bronch. I will, as I said say a prayer for you on Monday, and will be waiting for your results!
I have been on disability through work since JUNE! SO I certiantly understand what your going through! I had a very physical job prior to all my medical woo's... (25 replies)
... Actually, I just got off the phone with the pulmonogist and he gave me the CT results over the phone... there's no nodule or mass in the lung, just a "hazy infiltrate" which could be pneumonia or some sort of infection, possibly a fungus. ... (25 replies)