... Did your doctor do a chest xray first? I would not trust a doctor who would put a person through 2 CT Scans within a three week period. At that rate you'll end up with cancer from the radiation long before pneumonia gets you! One CT Scan is equal to the radiation exposure of 100 chest xrays! You may have pleurisy (an inflamation of the lining surrounding the lungs). That... (1 replies)
... The lungs can remove debris from themselves like tar and dust, I've heard that scaring or actual tissue damage is not repairable. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks! I might try that. From all the tests so far only my lungs seem to be the problem. ... (2 replies)
I can understand your frustration, when something is wrong, and even has the doctors baffeld! I have had several "RARE" diseases, and ended up at a Major medical facility and finally was diagnosed (a Mayo Clinic).
Do you have any other health issues? I do have a muscle disease called Inflammatory Myopathy, which can also involve the lungs, heart, and of course... (2 replies)
Pleurisy can be caused by a viral infection. Have the doctor's ruled out Valley Fever? Please ask your pulmonologist what his findings are. You may want to get copies of your report to bring to any followup appts. with your primary.
As far as the weight loss, you are going to have to be aggressive with your diet to make sure you don't keep losing. I would suggest... (6 replies)
... ray of lungs and found 3 nodules ..biggest is 5mm.. ... (6 replies)
... All this stress of not knowing what's happening in your lungs doesn't make quitting smoking easier. Worry, worry, worry! But think we need to try harder, and for the sake of your kids, its really important. ... (6 replies)
... stayed the same size and some more tiny spots showed up. Dr. told me to wait 6 more months and follow up with another CT Scan. Felt it was possible this was an inflamation since I didn't have any other symptoms. I mentioned that I had been coughing since Dec. 21st, however, I felt I had a cold. ... (3 replies)
... Still can not breath. I can feel my lungs are not opening. I wake up at 3am and can't get a breath. My wife calls 911 as my skin colour is grey and I'm gasping for air. ... (12 replies)
... I had some sort of coughing that went on for a couple of months, with some mucus dischard. So I did a normal chest x-ray arouned September 20th 2009and they found some patchy opacification.In October my doctor ordered another chest x-ray and the x-ray showed more of the first x-ray but more pronounced on the second x-ray. These two x-rays were taken within a ten day... (0 replies)
SO sorry to hear your dealing with all this. First let me say Im not in the medical profession, but in MY opinion I would say you would need a chest CT rather than an x-ray to determine what is going on in your lungs. The fact what your feeling with the cough is simular to what you have felt before and had the PCP infection sounds like you may be dealing with more... (3 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)
... with interstitial lung disease. My pulmonary Dr has tried several medications high dose prednisone etc and it seems that I really don't respond. I have a lot of inflamation and the cough seems to make it worse. ... (3 replies)
... I am new to this message board and have seen your posts on several threads. You seem quite knowledgeable on this subject and I would appreciate any information and insight you can give me. My father has PF...I believe he received an actual diagnosis maybe a year or so ago. He has had lung problems for most of his life. He had a lung injury when he was in the army in the... (8 replies)
... I think pleural effusions could be caused by many reasons.
I've read about people having them for no apparent reasons, because of cancer, because of infections, because of trauma....
My husband had a massive one in the end of October. We thought it could be from a really bad fall he had, but in the process of trying to figure it out, it was discovered he had multiple nodules... (6 replies)
... They took some fluid from his lungs and twice the results came as accute inflamation, but I have learned that it does not guarantee that it is not cancer. ... (48 replies)
... Dimer was elevated as well a little higher than your number and my VQ scan came back normal too.. I was told my the ER doc that anytime there's infection or inflamation it could alter the test as well. I wound up have Pleural effusion in both lungs and had to spend 6 days in the hospital.. i hope you feel better soon.. ... (3 replies)
... What do your lungs look like after the steroids have done their job? ... (2 replies)
... including lungs. I was at 60 MG a day in December and January and by February I felt great! It didn't do anything or well much for my lungs as I don't generally have much inflamation there. ... (19 replies)