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So I was on here a while back with the news my pulmonologist gave me that I had emphysema due to spirometry results. 62% lung function. Since then I have had a cat scan and guess what. NO emphysema.!!! The report also said " There is no evidence of interstitial lung disease. There is no air trapping or airway collapse on the expiratory images. There is no evidence of bronchiolitis obliterans. No emphysema or bronchiectasis. Lung parenchyma and central airways appear normal. There are no lung nodules, enlarged lymph nodes, pleural or pericardial effusions. Impression - Normal scan. " Was wondering if something could have been missed, but they did do high resolution imaging on the expiratory images so that should have showed something right? So now I wonder what the heck is going on? My pulmonologist said " I don't know what we are dealing with here " If anyone has any ideas about this I would love to here them as I am stumped and apparently my doc is too. He is testing me for asthma but that is odd as my spirometry didn't improve with the puffer. Also my flight went ok. 98 o2 sat at take off 94-91 at cruising altitude. Then it wouldn't register, but my finger pulse oximeter doesn't register if fingers are cold which mine are when anxious. Flight home was good. Slept for 2 hours of it. Thanks for reading. Hope someone has some thoughts.
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