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Can a normal pulmonary function test (spirometry test) rule out COPD and emphysema?

Can a normal pulmonary function test (spirometry test) rule out COPD and emphysema?

Yes: You will have abnormal lung function test if you have COPD or emphysema. Do note that smoking is not good for you at any amount and some genetically-susceptible people may get emphysema even with light tobacco exposure. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Normal peak flow meter test, normal CT of lung, normal chest xray , normal echo, normal pulse ox / blood pressure can this rule out interstitial lung d?

Normal peak flow meter test, normal CT of lung, normal chest xray , normal echo, normal pulse ox / blood pressure can this rule out interstitial lung d?

Most likely: The results suggest that you dont have significant cardiopulmonary illness. However if your symptoms persist your doctor should consider other causes including non physical. ...Read more

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Aterial blood gas normal, chest X-ray normal, bloodwork normal, pulse oximetry 98-99% , lung function test normal still feel like i can't breathe?! help!

Aterial blood gas normal, chest X-ray normal, bloodwork normal, pulse oximetry 98-99% , lung function test normal still feel like i can't breathe?! help!

Puzzled: Could be anxiety/panic attack, or something more serious. Be sure to follow-up with your physician to continue the hunt for what's causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should i be scared of sca?! normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test, normal blood work, overall..High anxiety?!

Should i be scared of sca?! normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test, normal blood work, overall..High anxiety?!

No : Sounds like your anxiety may be the culprit in any episode of chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and rapid pulse. Discuss this with your doctor, and consider therapy to control the anxiety. ...Read more

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Shadow showing on ultrasound of pancreas, all p.enyzme levels normal. liver function normal. blood results normal only high cholesterol. cyst?

Shadow showing on ultrasound of pancreas, all p.enyzme levels normal. liver function normal. blood results normal only high cholesterol. cyst?

Well: You must have had a doctor who ordered the scan. Call him and have him go over the results to be sure you understand the results. Have the doctor explain to you ...Read more

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Could you have early emphysema with a normal ("unremarkable")pulmonary function test?

Could you have early emphysema with a normal ("unremarkable")pulmonary function test?

Definition...: By definition, COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If the pulmonary function tests do not show chronic obstruction, then COPD is not diagnosed. However, chronic obstruction can develop especially if the person continues to smoke. Asthma can be present with unremarkable pulmonary function test. Repeat the test in 6-12 months if COPD is still a concern. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

It may,...: As if the ducts get blocked then the liver may get inflamed and the LFT's elevated. ...Read more

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Normal CT scan. Normal spirometry moderately low DLCO. Do I have COPD?

Normal CT scan. Normal spirometry moderately low DLCO. Do I have COPD?

Can't say for sure: Would need to know your history and other tests that's been done. Would need to see the full PFT's as well. but, if the spirometry was normal, then it's likely you don't have COPD. ...Read more

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What are the normal kidney function tests?

What are the normal kidney function tests?

Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua. ...Read more

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What is the probability of sca with a normal ekg(normal heartbeat, just fast), normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test/normal blood work?

What is the probability of sca with a normal ekg(normal heartbeat, just fast), normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test/normal blood work?

Low: The probability of sca is low in the young, healthy population. Unless you have a family history of sca or a genetic predisposition to sudden death, your risk should also be low. There is a risk calculator that can be applied to assess sca risk in patients undergoing surgery. It was developed by dr. Gupta and can be accessed at www.Qxmd.Com. ...Read more

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Up GI normal heart normal tests gb normal liver normal pancreas normal bone scan normal kidney spine MRI normal brest mg normal why i, m have chest pa?

Up GI normal heart normal tests gb normal liver normal pancreas normal bone scan normal kidney  spine MRI normal brest mg normal why i, m have chest pa?

Many causes: There are many causes of chest pain. With your various tests you have eliminated a lot of serious causes.You did not mention testing for any heart problem. Another commn cause includes gastroesophageal reflux.Sometimes a skeletal problem such as costochondritis, inflammation in anterior rib, or musclce strain can cause pain.You should go over test results and physical examination with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Will a stress test also test lung function?

Generally no: There is something called a cardiopulmonary exercise stress test that does check lung and cardiac function but a regular cardiac stress test does not test lung function. ...Read more

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Pulmonary function test results, what to do?

Pulmonary function test results, what to do?

What's the question?: As much as we'd like to, nobody here can advise you without our knowing what's troubling you, what your symptoms and signs are, and what you've been told. Pulmonary function tests are of limited value even in arriving at a clinical diagnosis, let alone as a guide to treatment. ...Read more

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Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Only thyroid: If the only hormone measured was thyroid, then that is the only hormone abnormality that would be detected. ...Read more

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Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!

Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!

Heart attack prevent: You are too young to have a heart attack unless drugs are involved (meth) or significant family history of premature cardiovascular disease. You're on oxycodone. Chronic pain can cause palpitations. Exercise will strengthen your health. Stay out of trouble. You shud be fine. Your chest pain and cough may be due to undiagnosed asthma or just plain anxiety. Check with your doctor. Test your lungs. ...Read more

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