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I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

I'm a young adult who went to a Respirologist and measured 70% lung function. Can this be caused from mild chronic dehydration? Is this normal range?

70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you may have mild asthma. What's this "mild chronic dehydration" stuff? Not drinking enough water can make you constipated, but it's not interfering with your breathing. ...Read more

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First biopsy of a solitary nodule in the right lung, close to oblique wall, without cancer cells. Doctor sending me to different respirologist, why?

First biopsy of a solitary nodule in the right lung, close to oblique wall, without cancer cells.  Doctor sending me to different respirologist, why?

Not clear: Not exactly clear of situation. Presuming you are being sent to another pulmonologist for another diagnostic attempt/biopsy? As noted, the details: age, risk factors, symptoms, characteristics on the ct, on pet scan would impact degree of suspicion of cancer and suspicion maybe first biopsy false negative. Sounds like your doctor is looking out for you. ...Read more

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