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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 bronchspasmSee 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Pulmonologist: Not a pulmonologist but at pretty good Internist which is a good place to start and here till 4 AM PCT
Rare: I have seen 2. There is a lam organization. Should be seen and followed by doctor. Can be complex.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Pretty accurate: Typically the oxygen sensor on finger is pretty accurate assuming hands are warm and not cutting off circulation to probe. Also there is a +/- factor of 2% in there. Generally anything over 90% is fine anyway.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Lung function test?: You need a lung function test to assess your problem since this may be from asthma even though the doctors couldn't hear anything. If lung function turns out to be normal, then a chest x-ray may be needed.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea.
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