... 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)
... I just don't know what to 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)
... 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)
... test, waiting for an appointment for this outpatient clinic, and I can't do anything, I can't walk more than say ten feet, because I get so badly breathless, i'm scared to go to bed because im suffocating, my oxygen levels to me are way too low, and when I cough, im am so severely congested I suffocate. ... (12 replies)
... When my few first ones were seen on my spinal MRI, I was really scared. Now my lungs filled with scattered enlarged lymph nodes and few places with fluid. I failed lung function test and was diagnosed with Carbon dioxide on my lungs. ... (3 replies)
... ray, lungs were clear except for a 5mm nodule on left lobe. This was September 2012. ... (0 replies)
... CT scans are Expensive (& potentially deadly though the risk is small, still, there is no 'safe' amount of radiation). I think you deserve a written explanation of the two CT readings: 3mm vs 4.7/4.6mm.
editted to add: last resort: arrange for your own private pay CT scan, but I don't recommend that until you've exhausted all alternatives including waiting
ahh,... (3 replies)
... ray, lungs were clear except for a 5mm nodule on left lobe. This was September 2012. ... (3 replies)
... I am scared of the Mediastinoscopy results, and I would like to get it over with and start treatment ASAP if needed. ... (0 replies)
... See if the Dr. will run a CT Scan on his lungs-sounds like he may have or may be getting pneumonia. (16 replies)
... I fully understand why you would be scared. It is uncommon to have a respiratory infection caused by E. coli.
E. coli is normally found in the large intestine. It can cause other infections such as UTI's or as in your case - a respiratory infection. In these cases, somehow the bacteria was transmitted to the site of infection. We can only guess as to how that happened.... (6 replies)
... The Doctor just called with results of my husband's CAT Scan. He said the lymph nodes are swollen. The primary Doctor is sending my husband to a lung specialist and indicated there may be a need for a biopsy. We are scheduled to see the lung specialist Monday AM.
Right now, I can't tell you how terrified we both are. He is all that I have, no kids and no other family... (16 replies)
... means his lungs are functioning well. That's a good thing. ... (16 replies)
... In my case, the reflux was irritating my lungs causing breathing difficulty. ... (16 replies)
... blood panel that showed 57.4 percent Pigeon feces with assorted feathers..A bronoscophy showed no Cancer or tumors present, but I did have pus sacks....I WAS SO SCARED thru Nov and Dec.... ... (6 replies)
... uck with this new one, but have a feeling they know more than what they are telling me, I think it is going to be a long road to recovery for me, and I am really scared of that. ... (6 replies)
... I recently went to my local ER for abdominal and back pain. CT of abdomen was done and 3 nodules showed up so a CT of chest was ordered. The results said it could be related to noncalcified granulomata or areas of rounded atelectasis......ALL GREEK TO ME!!!! Since this began in late September I have had an increase in my white blood count, latest CBC was last Wed, Nov. 11. WBC... (6 replies)
... What does it mean when your lungs are foggy? ... (0 replies)
... I was poisoned by a chronic and heavy exposure to a biological agent..diagnosed in early 2006..also have a systemic fungal infection in lungs and white blood cells. ... (0 replies)
... it may very well be related to the thorax, such as GERD...as when some reflux hits your esophagus and causes this. However, the "bolt of lightening" description is a common symptom in neck/spinal problems. It causes this same reaction throughout the body. It's called a L'Hermittes Sign, and it's usually caused by spinal vertebrae suddenly causing pressure on the spinal... (1 replies)