... Hi...yes, they can recoccur. You're in a delicate situation with past TB, probable lung scarring/damage, limited healing process, etc.
I wouldn't say it's normal, however.
You should be seeing a lung specialist (pulmonologist), and it's possible that a 10 day course of medication wasn't enough.
You might have another type of infection in your ear/sinuses...
You... (1 replies)
... For what it's worth, lung nodules aren't all that uncommon. ... (6 replies)
... rays and a CT scan which showed that I have scarring and bronchiectasis. ... (0 replies)
... As I've oonly just been diagnosed with lung scarring, I'm completely unsure of anything I should do whilst flying. ... (5 replies)
... what does basal lung scarring mean (0 replies)
... ray in one month. I cannot find anything on lung scarring. What is it and why do I have it. ... (1 replies)
... I have had a Bronchoscopy with a lung lavage and lymph node biopsy a few months ago, and recently underwent a VATS lung wedge resection. ... (0 replies)
... I have had IPF for over 12 years, which means I have significant scarring and I have flown a lot. ... (5 replies)
... Generally the clots come from the leg veins. The scarring might increase your risk of the clot settling in the lungs if it actually forms, but I can't see how it would increase the risk of a clot forming in the first place. What DOES increase the risk of clot is recent surgery or major injury, because in that case blood vessels are actually damaged.
Aspirin can help, but... (5 replies)
... which says can increase the risk of clots and I'm reliably told that scarring doesn't do you any favours in that area... ... (5 replies)
... lung scarring, should he have the lung biopsy his doctor suggested? ... (0 replies)
... Kitty - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope they got all the cancer and
that she gets healthy again!
They did do a PET scan and found that the nodules are not active. She is seeing
a pulmonologist who has now diagnosed her with lung scarring from chronic lung
infection. Her lungs have also been adversely affected by her osteoporosis and
compression fractures... (3 replies)
... how much o2 is actually getting into your blood. They should do a lung test on you that involves blowing in a special tube in a box. Sounds weird I know but a very informative test. ... (1 replies)
... i had cough that would not go. went when i took antibiotics. was sent for scan. doctor showed me scan. one of my lungs is only about three fifths size of other. also doctor told me i had scarring.they do not seem sure of cause. one doctor said he thinks asbestos.other doctor says smoking. i am 58. i smoked heavily from 18 to 30, but completely stopped smoking at 30. other... (1 replies)
... diagnosed lung condition. ... (0 replies)
... i have lung scarring also, doc told me it was from and older bout with bronchitis or pnemonia. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Granny,
I did a quick search, too, and found a few mentions of the terms "fibrosis" and "scar tissue".
Try your search again using those terms along with "lung" -- and hopefully you'll find the information you seek.
Good luck to you.... (1 replies)
... throat cancer, than lung cancer, perhaps. ... (1 replies)
... i fear it's lung scarring or something, except that why would it start happening now when my asthma is relatively under control...and why would it be getting worse? ... (10 replies)
... I was wondering if all lung scarring is chronic? ... (0 replies)