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Dr. Melissa Lim

Pulmonology
Ehrenberg, AZ
33 years experience female

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Redwood City CA 94062
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Pulmonology

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19 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 33 years experience
Further evaluation: A 9 mm nodule discovered on a chest x-ray or chest cat scan warrants further evaluation and follow-up. What is done about depends on the appearance, location, and rate of growth. A solitary lung nodule of that size may not cause any symptoms whatsoever, or may be part of a common disease or syndrome that may cause "shortness of breath and discomfort." consider consultation with specialist.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 33 years experience
Don't know: There are many positive anecdotes and testimonials, but unfortunately extremely little published data looking at effects of inhaling dry-salt. Dry salt inhalers are not used routinely in clinical practice, which is not to say there would be no benefit, but the effect--positive or negative--one achieves probably depends specifically on what lung disease you have. Discuss further with your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Lim
Pulmonology 33 years experience
May be confusion?: Lupus can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways, but I am not clear what is meant by this phrase "lupus emphysema" and suspect that there may be a misunderstanding here. Lupus can be associated with inflammatory reactions of the lung tissue or lining of the lung, lung scarring ("fibrosis"), or diaphragm. A consultation with a pulmonologist (lung specialist) may be needed to clarify.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Tye dr is thinking it is interstitial lung disease or Birt Hogg Dube syndrome. I just can't seem to get an answer as to how they cysts.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

American Thoracic Society Research grants
Guardian Angel Award (multiple), Sequoia Hospital

Affiliations

Sequoia hospital
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