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I have stage 4 copd. I have noticed lately that I am gasping for air quite a bit more. I don't see my doc til Nov. should I go sooner ?

I have stage 4 copd. I have noticed lately that I am gasping for air quite a bit more. I don't see my doc til Nov. should I go sooner ?

Yes: Whenever your symptoms change sooner than expected (getting worse, especially) it is a good idea to see your doctor and get re-checked to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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I have stage 4 COPD and in the hospital . My body temp has dropped from 97.6 to 96.2 is that normal even with an infection?

I have stage 4 COPD and in the hospital . My body temp has dropped from 97.6 to 96.2 is that normal even with an infection?

Possibly.: Low temperatures are sometimes indicative of infection just like high temperatures. That temperature is not one to worry about though, it likely is just normal fluctuation and will improve. In general doctors are wise to be vigilant for infection when seeing low temperatures, although yours is not that low so I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been on antibiotic for four days and still have blood in urine. Does it normally take that long to clear up?

What do you suggest if I have been on antibiotic for four days and still have blood in urine. Does it normally take that long to clear up?

Blood in urine: You may have blood in the urine for several days if you have a bladder infection. It is important to see if it is decreasing on antibiotics (A). If it is, the A is working, especially if the symptoms of burning and frequency are getting better. If they aren't, you need to speak to the physician who prescribed the antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood in urine four times in a a year, each time cleared up with cipro (ciprofloxacin) in a few days. Seen a urilogist for cystyscope & that was fine.?

Blood in urine four times in a a year, each time cleared up with cipro (ciprofloxacin) in a few days. Seen a urilogist for cystyscope & that was fine.?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine is hematuria. The causes range from infection, a kidney stone, to cancer of the urinary tract. Risk factors for cancer include smoking and certain industrial exposures. You have had part of the work up for cancer with the cystoscope, the other two parts are urine cytology and imaging of the urinary tract with a test such as a ct urogram. Your doctors felt it was an infection? ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more