... Most people get a repeat chest X-ray 3-4 weeks after treatment to make sure it has cleared up. You can also tell by the return of normal behavior, no fever, cough subsiding, etc. if he had no symptoms at all besides confusion, I would be concerned that this may be more complicated than a simple pneumonia, and definitely get a repeat chest X-ray and oxygen measurement on finger... (1 replies)
... Thanks for responding. I got a copy of my radiology notes and am working on a referral. :)
Interestingly enough, the notes from the radiologist said nothing about bronchial thickening, although the ER doc mentioned it.
The notes said "Chest sits to the left, due to pectus excavatum deformity. Having pectus excavatum explains the right lung base findings.
Allowing for... (6 replies)
... I went to the ER last night, for back pain and a tight chest. Naturally they assumed cardiac issues, and tested me for a heart attack and did a chest X-ray. It all came back fine, and my blood tests were all normal. The ER doc did say my lungs showed some bronchiole thickening. But he didn't expand on that, and when they discharged me they the paperwork said "X-ray =... (6 replies)
... Hi...good to hear you have a specialist's appointment soon. I do hope that it'll be indepth enough to give a diagnosis, or at least something continuing to lead to one.
Please give an update for that appointment. I'll continue to be subscribed to this thread.
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... So, I got a referral for the 20th, with a doctor who is affiliated with the hospital I went to, so he can easily access the Xray and files. He will see if he thinks it needs to be pursued more or not. Fingers crossed it's just some mild Asthma! (6 replies)
... Hi...I had a boyfriend when I was 15 who had pectus excavatum. (doesn't count, I know).
What were the findings of the right lung base?...
If you can find out what the doc put in the report at the ER regarding bronchial thickening, I think that would help for clarity, if nothing else. That's strange he would have said it if it wasn't noted by the radiologist.
The... (6 replies)
... Hi...Hope this isn't too late of a reply. Yes, I would absolutely get referred to a pulmonologist to get to the reason you have thickening of your airways. It might have been from past infections or from asthma that you didn't know you had.
I totally get the fear of cancer, but if that spurs you for a diagnosis....push. I don't think it's normal to have thickening unless... (6 replies)
... hi! i m of 25, male and tuberculosis cured. Even After completing the whole course of dotes i still feel irritation in right side of my throat, right ear and right nostril is always remains stuck and also right lung.I have consulted my family doc(MD) He told me that your nurve is irritated so u r facing this problem. About eight months ago ecoli was found in my sputum culture... (1 replies)
... Anyone? I'm waiting for a copy of my results. Should I get a CT? See a pulmonologist? (6 replies)
... My name is Kelly. I'm 43 years old. I was born with situs inversus , a partly collapsed lung, primary ciliary dyskinesia and a hearing problem that was never found till I turned 5 and had tubes put in my ears when I was like 6 or 7 years old. I started seeing a mental health doctor at 42 because I would get upset and mad very easly. I told him about the problem I was having... (1 replies)
... When I was little I used to get terrible awful illnesses every winter that resulted in a trip to the ER because I physically could not breath. I didn't have asthma but I can't remember what the disorder was called. It would happen in the middle of the night as I woke up gasping for air. I was a premie if that means anything.
I'm 16 now and this winter it reoccurred. The... (1 replies)
... sounds like you need to see a pumonologist for testing. A lot of this sounds like asthma. (1 replies)
... my childhood asthma making a comeback. I'm on an inhaler, but unfortunately it doesn't really seem to be working. I have some random aches in the left side of my chest as well lately, and it seems like my allergies are flaring up pretty badly as well now. ... (6 replies)
... Hi all
I will make a long story short. Been smoking about 40 years diagnosed with COPD and Bullous Emphysema a long while back. Anyway started coughing up streaks of blood and having some pain in upper left chest. CT scan revealed an 8cm x 5cm mass in upper left lung and possible enlargement of esophageal and aortic lymph nodes. Next step is PET scan and needle biopsy.... (0 replies)
... water in the chest sensation, but I've been able to breathe pretty well. I may still get to my primary next week just to be safe. ... (6 replies)
... I did have the water in chest feeling a couple of months ago, and went to the doctor for it. We did blood work, as well as a chest Xray, and everything came back fine. I also have blood work done almost on a monthly basis because of some kidney problems I have as well. ... (6 replies)
... u're expelling too much CO2. The best way to fix this is to breathe "low and slow". Lie on your back and breathe deep into your belly, as slowly as you can. Your chest shouldn't move at all. ... (3 replies)
... Did you ever get an answer to this issue? I've had the same problem for over a year and a half- with no answers! (10 replies)
... Hi! I know the chances of you seeing this message are slim but I have to try. I've been having this exact issue for over a year and a half- with no answers. The gurgling goes in boughts and can get worse from time to time. I've had all the same tests run- with the same result- NO ANSWERS. Did you ever get an answer from your visit to the pulmonary specialist? Thank you! (10 replies)
... Anyways, long story short, some inhalers, antibiotics and a promise to ER Doctor I would follow up with Primary. No one mentioned 2 cm node upper left chest in XRAY at ER until I visited my Doctor three business days later. ... (1 replies)