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Help me understand my bronchiecstasis diagnosis

I have been sick for a while now, first with pertussis and now a bad case of bronchitis. My doctors have been trying to figure out if an underlying problem is keeping me so sick. In going back over my chest x-rays from a few months ago, my primary care doctor found bronchiecstasis. I had a CT scan yesterday, though I won’t meet with my doctor to discuss the results until Monday. I’ve been reading online about bronchiecstasis, but the articles haven’t helped me to figure out what bronchiecstasis means for my life now. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Oct 11, 2014 - 4 answers

My dad has terminal lung disease. Please help me come to terms with it.

I just found out my dad has pulmonary fibrosis. He and I are both too young to deal with this. Help? [more inside]
posted by quincunx on Apr 24, 2014 - 26 answers

Time for a Rocky montage

Stage IV esophageal cancer, metastasized to liver and lungs. What now? Where in Toronto can one find the most aggressive treatment? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Aerobics, and I Can Carry a Tune?

Does aerobic exercise usually measurably improve singing voice? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Why might a 6mm and an 8mm spot be hanging out on a lung?

Why might a 6mm and an 8mm spot be hanging out on a lung? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I survive my mother's death?

How can I survive my mother's death? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Feb 13, 2011 - 36 answers

Tortilla baby, you are messing with my lung feng shui!

I was starting to get a pretty nasty cough from my SO. My tonsils are HUGE on a normal day, but when I get throat-sick, they swell up and sometimes bleed. Great! To complicate matters, I was eating the smaller bits of a bag of tortilla chips and accidentally inhale a piece or two. I nearly choked, and I could not cough up the piece(s). Now I'm having (what I think are) lung spasms every 30 secs to 5 minutes, and it's freaking me out and causing some serious pain. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Feb 3, 2011 - 29 answers

I don't suppose there's a guy with van full of hot lung flutes?

Is there anywhere I can get a lung flute without a prescription? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 15, 2010 - 5 answers

My Mom won't be around forever... preparation help.

My mom was diagnosed with Small-Cell Lung Cancer about a month ago. Her prognosis is not so good... her doctor is estimating one to two years with chemo. Last night, my mom and siblings got together to discuss her wishes, wills, money, etc. Unfortunately, there are still issues that were left unresolved. In fact, I feel like we left with more questions than answers. [more inside]
posted by Swede78 on Nov 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Can hydrogen peroxide collapse your lung? (Spontaneous Pneumothorax)

I use hydrogen peroxide to clean out ear wax; could this have caused a bleb in my lung eventually causing my lung to collapse (spontaneous pneumothorax)? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Aug 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Min-esophagus Wheats

I just inhaled a piece of cereal. I think I can feel it in my windpipe, just around collarbone level. Is there anything I can do to get it out? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Lung Cancer Treatment

My mother has stage IV, metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. Any advice on my challenging the terribly poor standard of care? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Lung Nodule, What Does It Mean?

Paging all medicos - question about a lung nodule. [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on May 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Black Lung Plague. I'm sick of being sick.

Black Lung Plague. I'm sick of being sick. What the *hell* is this crap? Does this sound familiar? And yes, I did go to the doctor. And the ER - plenty of times now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2008 - 22 answers

It happened to this one lady one time

Theory: Cancerous skin cells from your lips, when aspirated, can give you lung cancer. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 12, 2008 - 14 answers

water in my lung?

I inhaled water last night and did not cough it out. Could it still be in my lung? [more inside]
posted by Sprocket on Oct 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Why do my lungs ache after I carry my backpack?

ChestPainFilter: I am breathless and my lungs ache after I carry my backpack, even for short intervals. [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Jun 29, 2007 - 16 answers

Is it a black hole?

I would like to get an educated guess about what this black spot is in some old x-rays. [more inside]
posted by the giant pill on May 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Will my lungs recover from smoking?

Do one's lungs recover from past smoking? How long does it take? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Sep 30, 2005 - 8 answers

How to keep my lungs warm when biking in the winter?

I'm wanting to do some outdoor bike training this winter, in preparation for going over the Rockies next summer. But, of course, riding in the winter isn't pleasant. The biggest problem I've run into is that my lungs start freezing when I get into a hard climb, while the rest of my body is overheating from the extra layers (essential for big downhills). Any tips on clothing choices that get the best of both worlds, or ways to keep my lungs warm?
posted by kaibutsu on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

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