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Jan 29, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 1
Spots of small size and certain locations often lead to a conservative approach, watching and repeating the test. I believe because the appearance of the spot and the lower white blood cell count, your physicians are somewhat more concerned. That is why they have scheduled a biopsy. This biopsy will take a small piece of the spot and allow a pathologist to d...
Jan 25, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 4
It appears that this is a very complicated case and a frustrating one for you. There are several questions that have been raised from: Do you have asthma; Do you (or have you) had a sinus infection; and Do you have some other problem in your lungs? Without seeing the films and tests, it is difficult to determine the answers to these questions. The physician...
Jan 25, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 1
This could be from a variety of problems both in and out of the lungs. It could be from the lining of the lung being inflamed, a nerve to the area being inflamed, referral pain from someplace else, a problem in the tissues of the lung. I would recommend seeing your physician for a complete examination and appropriate testing (probably x-rays and/or CT scans...
Jan 24, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 1
It is clear that this is a very frustrating, frightening and complex situation. For anyone to venture a guess as to the nature of what is going on right now by only reading an email is a very dangerous and big mistake. I would work as closely with the physicians attending to your husband as you can. Whether it is an infection that is causing this serious s...
Jan 24, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 2
There is a common medical entity called vasomotor rhinitis. This is when the blood vessels lining the nose and sinuses are inflamed from a nonallergic condition. Certain stimulants increase the blood flow to the nose and there is a drainage that occurs either as a "runny nose" or post nasal drainage. The most common stimulants for increased blood...
Jan 23, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 2
The mucus that you are bringing up is probably a combination of stopping smoking and also post nasal drainage from your sinuses, even though the CT scans were normal. It is possible that the smell is from mucus that is sitting and turns color and creates the odor. While infection is the most common reason for this, it is still possible that this is from a n...
Jan 23, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 2
It is strange that the Ventolin is the precipitating event for the shortness of breath. I would suggest speaking with your physician about seeing a pulmonologist to determine what is happening in your lungs that is causing this to occur. It is very difficult to do so on the basis of the information you have presented and no x-rays or lung function tests.
Jan 23, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 1
Coughing is a very common symptom of lung cancer. Only if your airways go into spasm, for any of a variety of reasons, will a bronchodilator inhaler open the airways by relieving the muscle spasm.
Jan 22, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 2
There are several viral infections that can present in this manner. A throat culture may also be a good idea.
Jan 19, 2007 in the Respiratory Disorders Expert Forum - 1
This possibly could be due to an inflammation on the lining of the lung and not from the lung itself. It is not common to have pain many months after pneumonia. I would speak to a pulmonologist to see if other diagnostic tests may be needed.