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When should you see a pulmonologist

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Depends: When you continue to have breathing problems after evaluation by your primary care physician. Also, when there are abnormalities on x-rays and ct scan ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Not all asthma is allergic in nature, and not all things that appear to be asthma at firs are asthma. Those with true allergy based asthma benefit fr ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you have anything more than intermittent or mild asthma, you should consider seeing an allergist who can evaluate whether your asthma has an allerg ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Yes: Coughing followed by vomiting could be an infection (we see that with whooping cough). It could also be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease. I w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Ritter
23 years experience Cardiology
2-4 months, and No: Usually the clots in your lungs dissolve over a period of months. Once this has occurred, you should feel pretty normal. Recovery from DVT and the le ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Start with GP: Asthma is a condition you have a genetic tendency to have & that tendency remains under whatever conditions you live. Your local GP may be well eq ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Met: I would suggest an evaluation with your PCP initially. If you smoke please avoid all smoke exposure. More details may be provided during an inbox cons ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Respiratory issues : May occur at birth. Pediatric pulmonologists diagnose & treat apnea. Pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose & treat reflux to prevent recurrent aspir ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Start with his doc: This is often a sign of mild untreated asthma. His regular doc can arrange any basic needed to rule this out. If they seem uninterested I would try a ... Read More
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