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Jun 18, 2014
"You have provided a good description of your symptoms. Of most concern to me would be your finding it “hard to take a deep breath.” What you have experienced may be a transient trivial disorder but, it is conceivable that your symptoms..."
Jun 18, 2014
"I can appreciate your doubt regarding the diagnosis of cough variant asthma but what you describe is consistent with that diagnosis and, in that circumstance, you might well benefit from anti-asthma drugs. That your Mom hears the whee..."
Jun 18, 2014
"The PFT results you cite are within the range of predicted normal values but that does not rule out lung disease as a cause of your shortness of breath. A normal chest X-ray along with normal PFT’s is good news but does not rule out all..."
Jun 18, 2014
"As you acknowledge the pulmonary function data is incomplete but the mildly reduced FEV1/FVC % and the increased RV would be more consistent with obstructive rather than restrictive lung impairment. I suggest that you ask your physic..."
Jun 18, 2014
"What you describe suggests that, despite” normal blood tests and stool tests”, you may have some type of inflammatory bowel disease and this is a not uncommon cause of fatigue and low energy. This illness, that has lasted for months, tr..."
Jun 18, 2014
"The abnormalities referred to in the official CT Scan interpretation are very likely inconsequential, most likely residual effects of some prior lung infection. That is to say, these changes are not suggestive of any serious lung diseas..."
Jun 18, 2014
"Briefly, your lungs may be chronically infected with mycoplasma and, given that possibility, long term therapy with macrolides would be reasonable. Biopsy and PCR would be required for confirmation. Much of what you cite suggest that y..."
Jun 11, 2014
"What you nicely describe is indeed consistent with the diagnosis of “acid reflux or GERD”. “Heartburn” can present in a number of ways and not necessarily with the classic anterior chest pain. The belching may or may not be associa..."
Jun 11, 2014
"This rapid-onset dramatic change in your breathing capacity is worrisome and really should be investigated. Four possibilities come to mind (in no special order): 1) that you have developed exercise induced asthma, 2) That you have ..."
Jun 11, 2014
"You have a right to the results of the test you took a couple of months ago. This was probably an oversight but I strongly suggest that you contact the physician who ordered them for the results and interpretation. There are diseases ..."