Question on cat scan???

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Scan says, possible small airs disease. Noticed sob, last 2 months,....

Off to lung dr i go..... I'm assuming copd....your opinions would be helpful

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    Don't be too worried about what CAT scans show, your Pulmonologist will do a series of breathing tests to determine what your lung volume and capacity is and that will better determine how your lungs are functioning. Shortness of breath could be a sign of COPD but keep in mind that COPD is an umbrella term for numerous lung diseases. The important thing is to catch it early so you can make lifestyle changes if needed to. Also a good practice is to write down the questions you want to ask so you don't forget to. Doctors can be intimidating sometimes so it helps to be prepared. Good Luck!

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    Thank you for your kind answers, and of course I have smoked many years, ..scared me enough to quit......

    Thanks.

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    Perhaps wait to see what the lung doc says, he will interpret the cat scan results and you can discuss with him or her the way forward and the diagnosis.  

    Perhaps you assumption will be wrong smile  

    Best wishes to you.

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      Above Should read:

      Perhaps wait to see what the lung doc says, he will interpret the cat scan results and you can discuss with him or her the diagnosis and the way forward.

      Perhaps your assumption will be wrong. 

      Best wishes to you.

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    helo everyone, i have bullies empherseyma and had to have a 3rd of lung removed it didnt show up on xray only thet i had an enfusion 4 weeks later my lung colapsed, if they had given me a scan earler i would not have had so much trouble, i didnt know i had empherseyma until the scan, i havnt smoked 13 years so thought i was ok just kept clearing my throat , and bit of a cough now i have staqge 3 to 4 empherseyma, 

    ok for now 

    brian

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      Hi Brian, you may want to create a separate post regarding bullous emphysema, I guess that's what you mean.  The CT scan is the one to determine the lung damage and ID which lung problem you have, glad you have had that done now.  I always get copies of my results and tests it helps to keep records for comparison I think. 

      How are you managing are you still able to get out and about?

      Best wishes V

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      thanks for reply, its nearly 2 years since operation my lung had collapsed 5 times in 4 weeks before it was fixed. I am on  pain meds because of nerve damage and my other lung still has some blisters on it ,I have had  a few chest infections and get very short of breath but im told i was in very bad way so im grateful to still be around doing what i can

      thanks for intrest

      brian 

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