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When Should You See A Pulmonologist
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
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea. ...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
My baby has classic lissencephaly. When do kids w/ this condition start having respitory issues? And should I see a pediatric pulmonologist now?
Respiratory issues : May occur at birth. Pediatric pulmonologists diagnose & treat apnea. Pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose & treat reflux to prevent recurrent aspiration pneumonia. Your medical team should include his pediatrician, a geneticist, a feeding specialist (usually an occupational therapist), a pediatric neurologist, a developmental/behavioral pediatrician & early start developmental therapists. ...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
Is a pulmonologist the correct person to do an allergy panel for a child with asthma? Shouldn't we see an allergist?
An allergist: Would be appropriate, but if a pulmonologist had expertise in this area, that would be appropriate too. ...Read more
Bronchitis & asthma on prednisne antibiotic & neb peak flow from 600 to 390 after week back to 500. Should I see pulmonologist not pcp for asthma?
Spo2 averages 93, very good heart and other systems (stress test, extensive physical), mild apnea well controlled with cpap. Should I consider the spo2 low normal and forget, or see a pulmonologist?
Enjoy life!: We live in an amazing time when the quality of life that we can now enjoy is so much better than just 20-30 years ago, I believe you should do just that, using the marvels of modern medicine. We have medicines & treatments that can keep you at a certain stable point that most likely is comfortable. Continue your better living through modern chemistry, watching vigilantly for episodes of worsening. ...Read more
Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?
The best one to see: Is the practitioner who has the best reputation and the relevant experience. If you go to one and you don't like him/her/it, find someone else. ...Read more
I am coughing up green lumpy stuff. I have a RA and see pulmonologist for issue I have some nodules and cough up infection every day but caught flu?
Influenza: Hopefully you're immunized yearly with flu vaccine. If you become ill and suspect influenza you should be tested and treated with an antiviral. If you have pulmonary nodules from RA and were previously asymptomatic and now coughing up exudate it would be wise to go back and see your pulmonologist. Ra and its treatments makes you immune suppressed and at risk of very severe infections. Go now. ...Read more
30yo non-smoker. Had 4 colds this year. Near-constant chest cough for 6-8weeks each time. Taking Omeprazole. ENT says I'm OK. See pulmonologist?
Ct revealed "focal, ectatic, mucous impacted brochus in the left lower lobe". How do i/can I clear? Pulmonologist can't see me till late january.
Find another: Mucous plugging can be serious and affect your breathing. You can try over the counter mucolytic agents like guifenesin and increase your water intake. In the end I would seek out a pulmonologist that can see you in a more timely manner. ...Read more
I have blood clots, that threw to bilateral pulmonary emboli, I have a pulmonologist, what other specialist should I see to be proactive in my health?
Identify cause: Establishing the cause of blood clots and pulmonary emboli is important. A good place to start is your primary care physician, who will review your medical history, perform an examination, order appropriate tests and possibly suggest a subspecialist based on the findings. ...Read more
On and off left side of chest pain. Heart is fine according to ECG. Should I go see a Pulmonologist or Neurologist? Don't know if I have time for both
-Practice 1.5(+) hrs per day -Exercise-induced asthma
-Developed persistent cough
See a pulmonologist?
Breathing difficulty: Yes, see your pulmonologist for further treatment. ...Read more
Cardiologist, pulmonologist, pain mgmnt, primary care. Which one should I see. Have high bp, chest pain, short of breath, neck pain and right arm pain?
Cardiologist: Please call a qualified cardiologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Would a pulmonologist identify CF if it existed? Like, CF would be pretty obvious and not overlooked, right?
CF: A pulmonologist should recognize CF is nott always easy to diagnose. ...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
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
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
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