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I am 23, a non-smoker and consider myself fit and healthy. I had a nasty cough for 8-10 weeks and have been susceptible to colds, feeling run down for stretches of time etc for about 6 months.
Hoping to get some reassurance or perhaps just a bit more information as I have recently had results from an xray which stated mild emphysema, prominent hilar regions compatible with COPD. My GP who gave me the results said he thought there must be a mistake and not to worry about it and muttered something about too much air in my lungs when having the xray. I called the radiologist who said he was an expert, you're supposed to have too much air in your lungs/they tell you to breathe in for the xray and that he was looking at my xray and the report he produced was correct. I feel like I've been passed from pillar to post with little to no reassurance or information - I wouldn't discount the possibility that my results have been mixed up with someone else's. Do you think this could be an error/who would you ask to be referred to for more testing? I had a spirometry test when I initially went to the GP who just said it was fine - SO CONFUSED. Has anyone else had a similar experience, confusion, been diagnosed and felt it can't be right? Maybe I am just in denial.
Thank you if you've made it to the end of this tangent!
Sorry for my rambling.
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