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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have an appointment with a pulmonologist (?) soon. my lungs are not fully filling with air. what am i to expect at my first visit?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Lung evaluation: Hi! when you first see the pulmonologist you will describe your "history" of the lung problem, then the md will do a physical exam. Other testing may be done on the first day including oximetry (oxygen test from a finger probe), pulmonary function test (breathing tests), and perhaps a chest x-ray and blood tests.

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