... Not personally, but you can get scarring and persistant abnormal findings on xray for awhile or even permanently after some lung infections, especially Valley Fever. There is a blood test that could be done-one that shows + antibodies to coccidiomycosis if you did have Valley Fever, and that can cause granulomas, like balls of scar tissue in the lungs. Another condition,... (3 replies)
... My dad is 68 years old and he cannot tolerate the pain of inserting tubes in both lungs repeatedly. What other tests should be done? ... (0 replies)
... Hearing you have been able to get yourself out of the super smoky air is great news. Although a month has passed, it will take longer for your lungs to be clear of the effects of the smoky air...especially since you have been fighting off a cold. ... (1 replies)
... Not much noise actually, I can hear it but nobody else hears it. It's like something tickles a bit inside, kind of like when you have to expectorate some mucus, except it's more deep into the lungs. I breathe fine, and also I don't feel this all the time, but often enough to scare me. I had something that I believe was a flu, no fever but a lot of productive cough and runny... (1 replies)
... I have some questions about how the procedure works. I would like to have them look in my lungs with one of those little cameras and see what's going on in there. I had pneumonia that went untreated for a long time because I didn't know I had it. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Mary :-)
Lung nodules aren't all that uncommon, but they do need to be monitored over time. Has your primary physician scheduled a second chest CT within the next 3 to 6 months, or at least recommended it?
The purpose of the follow-up CT is to determine whether the nodules have changed in size, color or shape. Generally speaking, if there's been no change within... (1 replies)
... I've been having breathing problems for 9 months now. Whenever I take a breath, it feels like my muscles are not strong enough to make my lungs expand properly, the breathing is very shallow and the air doesn't fill out my lungs completely. ... (0 replies)
... Hi am hoping someone can help me,am a 40year old lady have smoked since I was 12,been having lung problem for 2 to 3 years but lately things have got alot worse,chest,shoulder and back pain ,recently on chest xray then ct and have just found out I have multiple nodules on both lungs measuring 2mm each,am very scared as have a 12year old that needs me and has nobody else,am... (1 replies)
... ve to the shops and got my son a birthday cake. When I got home there were two messages waiting from my pulmonologist and primary care. They said that both of my lungs had collapsed and to get to ER ASAP. ... (1 replies)
... I suffer with rhinitis (nasal drip) and the mucous around the throat is white and quite inoffensive, but from time to time I cough up thick stuff from the lungs. Sometimes it's pale yellow and occasionally there is blood. It's been going on for a couple of years now and when I saw the consultant he took a chest Xray and found nothing wrong, but I'm wondering what can be... (0 replies)
... I have been told by my pulmonologist that I have mild COPD. Haven't smoked in 30 years. I just saw my gastro. dr. and he told me that acid reflux has caused the scaring in my lungs. Has anyone have any information on that theory, or has the same dx? (1 replies)
... I struggle with the cold air too. My lungs hate it. ... (2 replies)
... why does cold air or wind cut off my lungs I cant breath when I get in cold wind or cold air it very scary, I have to put something over my nose and mouth to breath in warmer air so I can breath. ... (2 replies)
... ght cold theres nothing else wrong with me right now. I've actually always had very good health, and the only other time I've ever had any trouble at all with my lungs was when I got pneumonia when I was 13. ... (0 replies)
... d to carry my suitcase up the steps and over the bridge. I got up the steps and it felt like the air was being squeezed out of my lungs. I was gasping to fill my lungs for what seemed like ages, but in reality was probably 10 or 20 seconds. ... (2 replies)
... I was in a car wreck 6 months ago which is how doctors discovered 3 spots on my lungs. Keep in mind I'm 19 years old, hadn't even been smoking cigarettes a year before I found out about the spots. Pretty healthy over all, worst thing I've had is the flu. I have been seeing a lung specialist, after numerous xrays, ct scans, ect my doctor said he didn't like a certain spot... (0 replies)
... Hi everyone i am experiencing some chest pains when i exhale, till all the air is gone out my lungs. I also get the the pain randomly sometimes.
I also get other systems but not chest pains. I just want to know if anyone has experienced these sort of pains (0 replies)
... I'm a 32 yr old female. I have doctored on and off with 'asthma' for a couple years. My only symptoms are a mild asthmatic score on spirometry test and burning pain in what feels like the lungs (I've had this symptom for 8 years).
I had a chest xray in 2010, it was clear. I was sent for one yesterday and shows 'mild interstitial changes' when compared to the 2010 test.
What... (4 replies)
... It's been since Sept. of 09 that I took my last dose of the big 3 meds. I ended up in the hosp. due to the drugs. Up until that time, all of my monthly labs had come back within accepted limits. However, the last 4 weeks, they prevented my bone marrow from producing RBC's. I ended up in a drug induced coma for 3 days and had a total of 8 units of blood. It was really kind... (1 replies)
... ame problems. I still feel at times like my lung has collapsed. I never got any rehabilitation help after my 2 week stay in I.C.U. after the LVRS. I hear that my lungs shouldn't be those of a 68 year old mane at my age. ... (0 replies)