... My husband had a chest xray today and the comment was: Underlying structural lung changes suggestive of COAD. the nodularity opacities appear calcified and are most likely granulomata. What does this mean? (0 replies)
... I had a ct of my chest done on Wednesday to check my lungs because I had an abnormal PFT with extremely low DLCO, and prior to that, experienced low pulse-ox following a surgery (80's). I'm a non-smoker and have never smoked and my doctor's office called this afternoon with my ct results. The test said I have a minimal collapsed airway with a small pericardial effusion. Does... (0 replies)
... I've had a cough for over 10 days. No fever. Difficulty breathing, heart racing and horrible chest pain. Went to urgent care. No wbc. Just albuterol and 5 days of prednisone. My pain got better. ... (1 replies)
... c I didn't know to ask. It was found on a chest xray as part of my routine physical. ... (0 replies)
... This is my chest x ray. ... (0 replies)
... ines, took medication for possible GERD, but nothing helped. He tested me for asthma which it turns out I have. I was put on an inhaler, Dulera, which helped my chest feel better, but the cough was still there. ... (0 replies)
... ck normal. However, I knew something was not right. I am sure this emergency room doctor attributed my "symptoms" to anxiety. My primary care physician ordered a chest CT scan with contrast, which did show pulmonary embolism, in spite of the emergency room's negative test on blood clotting factors. Have you been tested for PE? ... (8 replies)
... HI, I woke with extreme rib tightening and difficulty breathing after a long flight and a cold hotel room. The symptoms have been with me for 14 years. At various times they have eased off with only slight stiffness. The only relief when it gets very bad is codeine based medications which i take for one day to break the cycle. I have had every test that could be had, been... (13 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)
... hing up and my face was bright red from broken blood vessels since I was coughing so much. So I went back to the ER Wednesday night. Once there the doc ordered a chest xray and some cough suppressant medicine for me since he did hear crackling in my lungs and I was obviously having labored breathing. ... (0 replies)
... There are over 100 different chemicals in cigarette smoke, any of which could be causing you asthma problems.
Sounds like typical allergic and non-allergic asthma.
Unfortunately there are a lot of doctors lacking in basic analysis, evaluation and diagnosis skills. Doctors are just like any other profession. There are good doctors and there are bunches of bad... (8 replies)
... I've seen my Dr and he said my lungs sound completely clear, I've had blood work, chest xrays, and ekg's and everything comes back good. ... (8 replies)
... But during the four weeks I was ill before they were found I also had a chest infection. During this time I kept telling the drs my breathing is not right, and it still isnt and I dont know what to make if this? ... (0 replies)
... I don't know what you mean exactly by "scope with pleurodesis", but the surgery wasn't made using a scope. It was a normal surgery in which the doctor made a chest surgery and removed all those blebs. ... (3 replies)
... What surgery did you have exactly? scope with pleurodesis?
I had a thoracotomy with pleurodesis abrasion and bleb stitching in 1975 (so major chest surgery with long and painful recovery) ...I get knocking feeling along the incision area. Probably the area rubbing against my ribs that were removed and wired back in.
Where exactly are you having that feeling? at the... (3 replies)
I had a pneumothorax surgery 3 weeks ago in my left lung and everything went well. But few days ago I started feeling like something is knocking my left lung when I breath. This feeling goes and then returns again.
The doctor told me that the pain is normal after surgery, but honestly I am worried.
The most annoying thing is when I try to sleep on my back I... (3 replies)
... I was now in stage one respiratory distress, I was Hypoxic!!! Had blood tests, chest xray and still nothing showed up, they were still going to try the asthmas route, and I got bloody angry as I knew I was in serious trouble. ... (12 replies)
... ray or scan of your chest and lungs. ... (12 replies)
... I've taken prednisone and antibiotics and still not doing any better. I know that my chest xrays came back and the Dr says my lungs sound clear, but from my understanding alot of people that have bad COPD have clear xrays right? ... (5 replies)