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When Should You See A Pulmonologist
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 moreSee 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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
-teenage girl -swimmer -Practice 1.5 (+) hrs per day -Exercise-induced asthma -Developed persistent cough -Difficulty breathing 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 ›
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