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I'm seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow and want to make sure he has everything from me to make the correct diagnosis. What should I bring to the appt?
See below: Good question nick, it is helpful to have any copies of previous medical records, xrays, mris, ct scans etc. You may or may not have these. He will want to know what your symptoms are, how long you have had them and will want to know about other medical conditions that you have or have had in the past. Most doctors ask their new patients to fill out a very detailed questionaire. Good luck. ...Read more
Lung function: Pulmonologists are lung function specialists. This is a subset of internal medicine with extra training in lung disease. If you have breathing difficulties, some heart problems related to the lungs, asthma, chest pain and coughing with production of sputum which looks suspicious, you might need a lung doctor to sort it out. Your family doctor can refer you to a good one. ...Read more
What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?
Inhaler: A beta 2 agonist via inhalation is usually the treatment. A general physician can provide this care. Cannot refer in Mombasa sorry. ...Read more
Would a pulmonologist identify CF if it existed? Like, CF would be pretty obvious and not overlooked, right?
CF: A pulmonologist should recognize CF cf is nott always easy to diagnose. ...Read more
Rare: I have seen 2. There is a lam organization. Should be seen and followed by doctor. Can be complex. ...Read more