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Hope some of you can clarify as I didnt ask the people in the hospital. Due to an investigation into my heart ( LVH and Hypertension stage 2 ), they did an xray and could see the heart but saw a problem with my lungs - raised left diapragm. Having already had a cancer ( prostate ) and with a family history of cancers and being an ex smoker they referred me to hospital. Sent to see the hospital consultant who said I may have a paralysed left diaprgam but he wanted to do CT scan and also Spirometry. I took a copy of the Spirometry results on my mobile phone camera and entered them into the online calculator here on patient.info. Am now confused. Why different results when sitting or lying down.
The consultant did ask me if i had the same SOB lying down as walking, but I said I hadnt noticed. When they did the spirometry they did tests with me sitting and then did tests with me lying down.
The hospital results are attached. I have also attached the results of the calculator. The calc says I am normal when sitting down, but the hospital machine says 'Posible Restrictive Disorder'. The calc says 'consider copd' for the lying down test, the hospital result for this says ' Severe Obstruction'.
I would have thought both results would have been the same sittling or lying down. Am waiting for the next meeting which will be in a couple of weeks as the MDT team dont meet to consider my CT scan until end of this week.
Does anyone have any thoughts about this? Any advice on what I should be asking when I next go to hospital?
Am 55, ex smoker ( gave up 8 years ago ) used to smoke 20 - 30 a day, started when I was about 12. Up until last year used to climb mountains, now am getting out of breath when walking on the flat, never mind struggling up stairs or tying my shoelaces.
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