... 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)
... Reesong, You indeed have numerous symptoms that could be explained by an autoimmune disease, however, I would like to point out a few things. Depending on the timeline of when your symptoms started and when you started amiodorone, there have been reports of lupus-like illness and + ANA as a side effect from that drug. In the drug induced lupus syndromes 90% have a homogenous... (6 replies)
... The nodules may be from some inflammatory condition like connective tissue disease or possibly sarcoidosis, a granulomatous disease that is uncommon but benign and usually is self limited and resolves within 2 years. It does not sound like cancer. Some of the CT disorders that cause inflammatory are like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, mixed connective tissue disease. Not knowing... (3 replies)
... A granuloma is like a ball of scar tissue. They occur in response to certain infections like TB, histoplasmosis, Valley fever, and in other diseases like sarcoidosis. But the fact it is calcified means it is old, from long ago. These usually are of no concern especially if it is single and small. When you have an xray in future, ask them to compare to previous film to see if... (1 replies)
... Hello, this is my first post and Im just sharing my story... I have had severe breathing issues since Dec 15 2011 and have had every test known to man done with absolutely no results. Every test that I have done with exception to lung test has come back completely normal..... I am 35, 225lbs, very, very active in all sports no medical history, no family medical history....Here... (12 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.
This was due to extensive lung scarring on both lungs, resulting in shortness of breath.
The results have come back negative for cancer, bacterial/viral causes and negative for auto-immune issues such as sarcoidosis. The surgeon said... (0 replies)
... I really don't know much about sarcoidosis or Valley Fever, but I'd think you have nodules that are growing, something needs to be done. ... (27 replies)
... I was tested for sarcoidosis and Valley Fever. The ACE test came back a high normal. ... (27 replies)
Sorry for the late response as I just found your posts. I have CVID and suddenly became ill in June. We had been watching multiple nodes on my lungs for a year at this point doing ct's every 3 months. In June though, the CT blew up with nodes "too numerous to count". Pulmo freaked, biopsy asap, no cancer, showed granulomas. They treated me for Valley Fever even tho... (7 replies)
... I can tell you that at 180 lbs. you shouldn't be short of breath. You may be out of shape, but the weight is not the cause. I've been as high as 210 lbs. when I was on high doses of Prednisone and not short of breath. There are a lot of reasons why you could have these symptoms. Smoking, Lupus, GERD, etc. Possible causes could be interstitial lung disease, Sarcoidosis,... (27 replies)
... My test for Valley Fever was positive for AB IgG (EIA) and IGM (ID), but negative for IgG (ID). The comp fixation was *** (which I would think means 3+) and the interpretation was *. My doctor said something about it being borderline and wants the test repeated again in 3 weeks. Probably testing for a false positive or to check the course of the disease. The ACE test (for... (7 replies)
... Monday. He said that I had some very valid concerns because of the growth of the nodules and my recent bouts of illness. He is testing me for Valley Fever and Sarcoidosis and I will get results in a week. I am to repeat the CT scan in 6 months. ... (7 replies)
... I would have been inclined to mirror your answers. But, tell me if in my case, I am over reacting? I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Last winter, I was sick with a resp infection and then had the H1N1 vaccine, and then had another resp infection not long after that.
Then, I got really sick. I was having severe chills and shaking uncontrollably and having hot flashes,... (6 replies)
... Okay, I guess no one wants to try a guess at this one. My doctor still has not called back, and it's very frustrating. This may be nothing and I'm worrying for nothing, but in the off chance it is something, it would be nice if I knew whether I should be hounding my doctors to give me an answer.
I don't want to sound like a hypochondriac, but when you look this up you... (7 replies)
... I have 5mm- 12 mm nodules in both lower lobes of my lungs. Had several CT scans and finally a PET scan. It showed no hypermetabolic activity to suggest cancer, so great. But, it did say that findings suggest these are related to remote granulomatous disease, and suggest a repeat CT in 3 months. So, I looked it up but there is very little info on it. Waiting to talk to the... (7 replies)
... boeck sarcoidosis? (1 replies)
... I can't really speak to the rash, but the pain in the sternum, problems swallowing, and the breathing difficulties could all be symptoms of sarcoidosis. Then again, the tick bite could be to blame. You need to get more testing.
With sarcoid, the common rash is erythema nodosum, and it usually presents on the extremities rather than the trunk. Have your doctor to order a... (1 replies)
... some one has mentioned sarcoidosis but would this show on x ray? ... (1 replies)
... hi thank you for this info,i will look into it as yes i do have some skin bumps,had for years ,tiny little fleshy things,dont know if thats the sort of bumps u mean and yes my glands are quite often swollen. ill go and google it now!!! x (7 replies)
... Maybe you have sarcoidosis? this can cause chest pain and lung pain and make it difficult to breath and damages the lungs.
they become fibrotic and can be seen on a ct scan. do you have any type of skin bumps? or swollen glands anywhere?
do a search on symptoms and testing for sarcoidosis.
My niece who is age 51 was just diagnosed with it last year and never smoked a day... (7 replies)