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Seeing pulmonarologist tomorrow for sob. chest x-ray, ekg and blood work all normal. could it be asthma, copd or emphysema? gp said lungs sound clear

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

It could be anything asthma, copd, emphysema or congestive heart failure etc. Good that you are going to a pulmonologist for thorough check up.

Answered Mar 24, 2015

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Dr. Mark Rasak answered

Specializes in Cardiology

A full pulmonary function study with diffusion studies , a vo2 stress test and a high resolution ct of the lungs may be nedded to completely evaluate you shortness of breath. A simple cxr and physical exam is necessary but incomplete.

Answered Dec 14, 2014

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Dr. David Shulan answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Many people with significant asthma, copd/emphysema can have at rest clear lungs. There can be other causes of shortness of breath.

Answered Mar 24, 2015

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