... Does anyone know of any anecdotal evidence concerning lung fungus problems associated with woodworking/sawing,sanding, etc. and exotic hardwoods from foreign countries. Also, if you can ascertain which species of wood was thought to be the problem, no doubt that information would be very helpful. Any commits would be appreciated. Thank you, rcgillenwater (0 replies)
... Do cavities just lay dormant as permanent lung damage or can they create additional health issues? ... (13 replies)
... I was told that the spot on my lung was most likely cancer, due to the fact that I was a heavy smoker, but a needle biopsy proved it to be a lung infection, myobacterium avium, MAC, for short. So, as for your father, it could indeed be just a fungal infection. ... (2 replies)
... I can't really advice you but let you know my experience. I have been diagnosed with a lung fungus. ... (2 replies)
... ve no one else to turn to because my father adamantly refuses a biopsy. His primary doctor told me 15 months ago, that he believed with certainty he has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Now, the doctor has changed his opinion, he believes he has a Lung Fungus because my father shows no symptoms of lung cancer. ... (2 replies)
... I see I see.....sorry, I was having trouble understanding what was going on. It's kinda hard to understand your writing just 'cause you don't use a lot of punctuation or capital letters! heehee...no offense meant though.
Just a question for you: in light of all of the stuff you have mentioned above, have you actually had any chronic lung symptoms like a cough or... (13 replies)
... I went to emergency last oct with gas pains-did an x-ray then and detected nodules-my gp called me with results and put me in the hospital-had gallbladder stones as well which was causing gas pains-he called in a specialist-he did a bronchoscopy-a wash-got c-scan then-that's when the radiologist cancelled a needle biopsy because he said it was not necessary and he said it was... (13 replies)
... Well, what I suggest is to follow whatever advice your doctors give you.
However, I think I must've missed exactly what your problem was. What exactly was the story of how this all started, and what your doctors thought along the way as they were seeing you?
In other words: WHY did the doctor do the CT scan in the first place? Did you have any troubling symptoms like... (13 replies)
... none of those apply at all-the radiologist in oct of 2007 said that he would not do a needle biopsy because it was not necessary and he said that it was a virus after c-san-the respiratory doc was upset and requested another needle biopsy-no go-no diagnosis except for radiologist-I went back to my gp in may-he requested another x-ray-got me another appoitment with the... (13 replies)
... things of different fungi, and the stories are all mixed up. I was hoping to be able to clarify some things. First of all, why does your doctor think you have fungus in your lungs? ... (13 replies)
... Is something showing on the CT scan. I was not aware that something like that would show. Fungus is very rare but my guess is that they want to identify what kind it is. Sometimes they can do a biopsy by bronchoscopy and it is much easier. ... (13 replies)
... I've had chest x-ray and cat-scan about 8 months ago-said at that time it could be a virus-had new ones done-now say it could be fungus-they want to do a biopsy-wondering why they are not giving me a broad sceptrum anti-fungal medication-has anyone else had this? if so what did they do? help-any info would be appreciated. thanks. (13 replies)
... That is good cancer has been ruled out, because when they are growing, that is a concern. I'd feel better with a lung biopsy, but you have to consider if that is dangerous or not. You'd probably have to see a specialist before you could have such a test done. ... (27 replies)
... I read about the nodules and wanted to let you know I've been in the same position. Having a CTScan find something in the lungs then hearing you need to go to a lung doctor is frightening!!! My pulmonary doc watched my lungs for just over a year. I had a bronchopsy which was negitive. ... (17 replies)
... Sorry about that. Like I said in my last post I was seeing a surgeon. He said that he doesn't want to operate and get a tissue sample since I'm asymptomatic. He is doing another broncoscopy but thinks it's just scar tissue- My nightmare is over for now. Thank God. Pretty scary stuff. In any case, thank you for the info. Keep you posted. (13 replies)
... did they do a biopsy? where in Canada are you from? I'm from Canada as well Ontario (13 replies)
... thanks for the info-read about it-scarry stuff-seeing a surgeon on Friday-my respiratory doc wants a biopsy-scared as hell now. thanks. (13 replies)
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... I had something called Aspergillus a few years ago. It was discovered during a bronchoscophy. It causes fungal balls in the lungs. I was treated with something called Itraconozol and it eventually went away. You definitely need to get a diagnosis. Good luck! (13 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. Last October they did a bronchoscopy and a wash etc.. they said it was too small to get a sample. New c-scan and x-ray just lately. Don't know if it has changed-but x-ray showed no changes. In any case doctor is wanting a tissue sample if he can get it. Wait and see. Didn't know this was rare? (13 replies)