... 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)
... smoker. I have not had any illnesses involving my lungs in a quite a while. However, I did have pneumonia as a child and wonder if that could have left scarring on my lungs? ... (0 replies)
... When I go through bad spells, my lungs often ache, much like finishing a workout at the gym. ... (1 replies)
... do. I truly feel like nothing is going to help me and I'm going to die from this. I'm very scared right now. If it was asthma or something that had to do with my lungs wouldn't the qvar started working by now? ... (8 replies)
... Hello, this is a lengthy post so I apologize in advance.
Back in April, I got very sick with a bronchial infection and after 2 antibiotics and a steroid I started to feel better. But I started coughing, with a tickle in my throat, feeling like gagging, sometimes throwing up, sneezing and finally my right eye would tear up. It happens several times an hour. I went to my... (0 replies)
... Thanks SherryWA. :) I am thankful. Just wondering about the thymus showing up in the scan. Hopefully it is nothing. (13 replies)
... That is good news! They will probably put you on inhaled meds like Spiriva and/or Symbicort and maybe a nebulizer treatment once a day. I would not worry. When my function was at 70% and my nodules were unchanged that's what they did and just kept a watch on my functions and did an xray once a year and a CT scan when functions went down. They use to do CT scans once a year but... (13 replies)
... Ok the good news is that my nodules are the same. I have to follow up in 6 months. The weird news is they saw what appears to be my thymus. It was seen on the previous scan. Supposedly the thymus should be microscopic by adulthood. Hhhhmmmm? Pulmonary visit in October to figure out my 70% lung function. (13 replies)
... A new update. PCP did a peak flow test. Dr. Let me try 6 times and as we know they take your top 3 numbers (which were my last) my lungs are at 70%. It was a little bit of a surprise to me. The only things I have noticed is cleaning products and sprays bothering my lungs. I am just waiting for my scan. I want a diagnosis already ;) happy Friday to all. (13 replies)
... ng to have my follow up lung scan later this month. Recently I have noticed sprays such as cleaning products and nail polish etc all bother me. I feel them in my lungs at times causing me to cough. This is something new. I also have a visit with the Pulmonary Dr. For a PFT after my scans. ... (13 replies)
... h. 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. This is where it gets strange. ... (0 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)
... Thanks SherryWA so much for your support. My hubby and I hope to move to NC or SC one day. Maybe I will end up with great doctors like yours. :) I will keep you posted and all the best with your health. Prayers! (13 replies)
... So sorry you are having these health issues. My lung problems were also caught during another procedure. I was having a CT of my kidneys and my nodules showed up. Jump forward about 7 yrs later and I now see a great pulmonary doctor at UNC CHAPEL HILL in NC. I have COPD and was just diagnosed with MAC lung disease. I do think you should see a pulmonary specialist. I would not... (13 replies)
... it had slowly been breaking up and clots had actually gone through my heart into my lungs....how I am alive now I will never know.....these clots are now in my lungs and causing damage. It only takes one tiny clot to kill me if it got stuck in my heart. ... (12 replies)
... At 18 had both lungs collapse, but the problem didn't show up for a few years after. Ive always been active, weight very average, non smoker. ... (0 replies)
I meant to ask you if you have had an x-ray or scan of your chest and lungs.
I take it you have if you have been in Hospital.
Were you told the results.
I believe you mentioned about some deterioration in your lungs. Did you ask what that meant,
Solofelix. (12 replies)
... I really have no idea what the results were. All I know was my Dr told me I had a mild obstruction.
When you took the test did it feel like you had no more air left in your lungs, but they told you to keep blowimg? (5 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)
... Hi Everyone, well I have been in hospital the last 3 days!! I started to feel a bit better, but at night I just feel like im so badly struggling to breathe and my oxygen levels won't rise above 92% so I decided to go to my gp for her advice. She sent me straight to hospital as an admission!! Which is very strange, ive never heard of that before....she said she wasn't at all... (12 replies)