I currently live in Mexico and don't have access to competent care. After months of symptoms and reoccurring infection, I am seeking advice for a referral for competent heath care. I will be returning for one week to Denver, Colorado and need advice scheduling appointments and tests.
Below are some of my symptoms and I am not sure how to go about seting up appointments with the appropriate people so when I arrive, I can make sure I get the care I need.
Chronic dark sputum can be due to infection. Imaging the lungs (with a CT scan) should be done to exclude this possibility. Sending the sputum off to the lab for culture and analysis can be considered as well.
If the symptoms continue, a bronchoscopy can be considered to rule out possible cancer.
A referral to a pulmonologist can be considered to discuss this option.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
I'd also like to note that living down in mexico, I have suspected my house to have mold/fungal problems, potentially with the A/C leaking into the walls. The humidity here allows for year round potential for mold, and have felt like mold appears in my house extremely fast and easily. It's the reason I think I've had so many reoccuring sinus and strep throat infections.
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