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Usually: Done in the Pulmonologist or doctors office which could also be. It is kind of test to induce bronchospasm in response to methacholine expected in Asthma patients when the diagnosis of Asthma is suspected. During the test an aerosol of methacholine is given. Pre and post spirometer test are down. At the end of the test you may be given a bronchodilator to assess reversibility of the bronchspasm ...Read more
Is a chest specialist and the pulmonologist the same things.? I ve bronchiectasis and I am not sure if I a with right dr to help wid this issue
Pulmonology: Yes. They are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed on a VQ scan with bilateral air trapping and was referred to a pulmonologist. I am only 22, and I have bad pain in my chest. Causes?
Depends: When you continue to have breathing problems after evaluation by your primary care physician. Also, when there are abnormalities on x-rays and ct scans. There are many other reasons, but these are the common ones. ...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
Pulmonologist: Not a pulmonologist but at pretty good Internist which is a good place to start and here till 4 AM PCT ...Read more
Rare: I have seen 2. There is a lam organization. Should be seen and followed by doctor. Can be complex. ...Read more
Options.: A Pulmonologist, or any doctor for that matter, can help by recommending techniques and strategies, sending you to neighborhood smoking cessation programs, prescribing medications and following along with you until, you achieve success. ...Read more
No specialist needed: If you have a breathing problem, seeing a doctor or lung specialist (pulmonologist) is a good idea. To quit smoking, you want to get the best treatments, but don't necessarily need a specialist. Success increases with coaching and skill-building - get it free in the U.S. Calling 800-quit now. Medications including nicotine patch/gum/lozenge help with cravings. See a doc for other rx to help. ...Read more
2-4 months, and No: Usually the clots in your lungs dissolve over a period of months. Once this has occurred, you should feel pretty normal. Recovery from DVT and the leg swelling that goes along with it is variable. Sometimes people end up with long term swelling, lasting years. Some folks have little or no swelling after...Your pmd can take care of this problem usually. Heme doc good when cause of clots unclear. ...Read more
Pulmonologists: how comfortable are u with parents managing pneumonia at home preks? What=must go in
Depends on status: Kids with pneumonia have variable illness and many can be managed at home as a prek or younger. If they can tolerate oral medications & keep up with fluid needs they are unlikely to need oxygen, IV fluids or hospital based monitoring. Any child with low blood oxygen, dehydration, intolerance to fluids or poor access to care would likely go in. Its a call based on hx& exam, trust your doc to decide. ...Read more
My 7 yr old is still coughing after a cold 2 weeks ago. So am I. I have asthma and I'm a smoker. Can she be seen by my pulmonologist?
Start w pediatrician: After eval by pediatrician, referral to a pediatric pulmonologist may be warranted. There can be several reasons for cough to last more than 2 weeks. Some adult pulmonologists may see kids, but a pediatric specialist may be more equipped to evaluate. It also should be stressed that being a smoker or having tobacco smoke exposure can only make things worse. ...Read more
I can hear faint whistling with exhalation is long but two doctors can't hear it with the stethoscope while I have it. One is a pulmonologist. Causes?
GP for routine care: It makes sense to see your gp for most things, but at least once a year see the pulmonologist for assessment and modification of your medical regimen. If you're having frequent flare ups you should see the specialist. ...Read more
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea. ...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
Test Results: The best person to ask is the doctor who ordered the test or your PCP. MaLean appointment to have the results explained to you. Ask questions until you are comfortable that you understand and take notes. ...Read more
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
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
My mother is coughing 1 month, the X-ray is good, the pulmonologist says it will go away bit it's not. Why?
Reevaluation: A new cough going on for a whole month should be re-evaluated. If it were from an infection, it should at least have started to improve by now. If it hasn't, I think your mother should go back to the pulmonologist or even her PCP for a re-check to ensure that something else isn't brewing. ...Read more
I have an appointment with a pulmonologist (?) soon. My lungs are not fully filling with air. What am I to expect at my first visit?
Lung evaluation: Hi! When you first see the pulmonologist you will describe your "history" of the lung problem, then the md will do a physical exam. Other testing may be done on the first day including oximetry (oxygen test from a finger probe), pulmonary function test (breathing tests), and perhaps a chest x-ray and blood tests. ...Read more
I had an URI and have been having breathing difficulty for the last two months. 24 years old and previously healthy. Should I see a pulmonologist?
Met: I would suggest an evaluation with your PCP initially. If you smoke please avoid all smoke exposure. More details may be provided during an inbox consultation which may help to guide therapy. ...Read more
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