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This forum is for questions and support regarding lung and respiratory issues. such as: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds - Flu, Chronic Cough, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Fibrosis, Lung Abscess, Nasal Polyps, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sarcoidosis, Sinusitis, Tuberculosis.

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Hi, I am writing about a problem both myself and my 11 year old son are having. We've both been to our doctors but nothing is being resolved. My son has had a persistant cough for approximately seven weeks and I have had it for approxi...
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On my CT it found a linear area of increased attenuation in the right lower lobe and that it would be consistent with subsegmental atelectasis or fibrosis. Could someone please explain what that means.
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I am a 24 year old male, who lives a healthy lifestyle, I play basketball twice a week and I hardly ever get sick. I recently developed a small cold that turned into Bronchitis. I seen my doctor twice already within the past 4 weeks and...
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my smoking 2 pk a day friend was recently in hospital where blood work and oxygen levels were taken. He's had total knee replacement and after the blood work was completed the 'nurse' told him that "his oxygen level was at 100%". After...
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This has been going on for almost a year now - I've been to a number of doctors including a pulmanologist and none of them feel it is a problem with my lungs,but instead with the muscle around it - but I do not think this is correct. I d...
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I have been dealing with a lump on my lower sternum for about 6 months now. You can feel it on the outside. It started small. But its definitely grown quite a bit. Seen like 8 different doctors. One of em said it was a cartilage build up...
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Hi Doctor, I am 28 years old . My chest x-ray report says : Evidence of right hilar few calcific density noted suggestive of old infection. .... IMPRESSION: RIGHT HILAR CALCIFICATION what does it means doctor? I had a sm...
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I contracted Mycoplasma Pneumonia last October02 . any way I started having severe upper respiratory symptoms, fatigue, headache, dizziness, earache, , muscle twitches, coughing with a wheeze , brown phlegm, diorhea, vomiting, tummy pain...
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My husband is not a well man, and I have exhausted a lot of different specialist. Husband has spells where he gets a build up of sinus drainage, then starts coughing very deeply, he turns bright red and passes out and shakes like he is ...
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I have been recovering from a cold and generally feel well, but I do get bouts of severe coughing that seem uncontrollable. These tend to occur if there is a rapid temperature and/or humidity change (e.g., going outdoors). Sometimes it...
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MY SON IS 6 YEARS OLD AND IT SEEMS AS IF HE HAS BEEN COUGHING ALL OF HIS LIFE. HE COUGHS SO HARD THAT HE VOMITS IN HIS SLEEP AND SOMETIMES DOESNT EVEN WAKE UP. MY SON AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY IS SO FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED BECAUSE WE D...
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I have had two chest x-rays. The first one was described by a board certified lung specialist as showing an abnormality with an ill-defined density in the left medial chest, unclear if parenchymal or not, and an undefined shadow. The o...
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Hi, I am suffering from Vertigo & was wondering if anyone has experienced this & has any recommendations on how to handle it "naturally". I had my first Vertigo attack 2 years ago & had been to numerous doctors/allergists/ENT's & other...
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For about a month I've had this bad smell inside my nose. It's getting worse. It smells like smoke, my eyes will burn and feel dry on occasion. Sometimes my face will burn. I don't smoke and not around anyone that does. My cheeks do ...
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I'm a healthy male who seldom coughs unless I'm on the phone. When I try to talk, I almost always have a dry cough every 30 seconds or so. It's really strange. Does anyone else have a similar problem? Thanks, Tom
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Hi, Last 2 years, we did a check up in the doctor, the doctor suggested to have an X-ray of his lungs. When my husband got an X-ray, it showed that half of his lung was full of water. The doctor recommended us to buy"MYRIN P-Forte" and ...
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Iam a 47 year old mail who is 6 months post op froma spinal fusion in the area of C4 and C5. This surgery was a redono based on a failed fusion. Since the surgery, i have had difficulty breathing. After a lung CT adn Xrays, it was determ...
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I have the constant Post Nasal Drip and throat clearing as a result of it. This has bothered me for about eighteen years and just keeps getting worse. Being a stand up comedian, this really hampers my profession. On December 8,2005 ...
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Black mold (the nasty stuff) has been discovered in my husband's office. For over a 1 1/2 years now he's been having all kinds of different issues that no one has been able to say what is causing the problems. Racing heart, panic attacks...
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Hi; I recently asked a question, but expressed the FEV1/FVC ratio incorrectly. Therefore, I am resubmitting this question and wanted to find out how fast FEV1/FVC declines over time in a ex-smoker for the past 12 years ( 10 pack history...
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