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When should you see a pulmonologist?

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

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Are all asthmatics supposed to a see pulmonologist?

Are all asthmatics supposed to a see pulmonologist?

No: Primary care physicians (pediatricians, internal medicine, family medicine) often see most asthma patients - they may refer to a specialist, if needed, and if the treatments tried do not help. ...Read more

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Should I see an allergist or a pulmonologist to diagnose asthma?

Should I see an allergist or a pulmonologist to diagnose asthma?

Pulmonary: A Pulmonologist deals with the Lungs, and would certainly be able to diagnose and treat asthma. Allergists may also be able to treat it, especially if the asthma has an allergic component to it, but between the two, you can not go wrong with the Pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I have these episodes when I cough and vomit afterwards. Should I see a pulmonologist?

I have these episodes when I cough and vomit afterwards. Should I see a pulmonologist?

Yes: Coughing followed by vomiting could be an infection (we see that with whooping cough). It could also be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease. I would recommend evaluation by a primary care physician and let them decide which specialist you should see. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time after 2 lg pes and a dvt..And should I see a pulmonologist?

What is the normal recovery time after 2 lg pes and a dvt..And should I see a pulmonologist?

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

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My baby has classic lissencephaly. When do kids w/ this condition start having respitory issues ? And should I see a pediatric pulmonologist now?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: It depends how often you develop exacerbations requiring oral steroids, if it happens frequently, i would definitely see a specialist, either an allergist or a pulmonologist can take care of your asthma. ...Read more

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I am coughing up green lumpy stuff. I have a RA and see pulmonologist for issue I have some nodules and cough up infection everyday but caught flu?

I am coughing up green lumpy stuff. I have a RA and see pulmonologist for issue I have some nodules and cough up infection everyday 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

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