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Margie26
06-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Hi everyone,

Today is one of the disappointment days at the Pulmonogist!

The CT Scan came back so as the report stated, everything is normal and the thing is that I'm in pain!

I still have chest pain so the Pulmonologist gave me Diclofenac and sent me on my way telling me that it isn't the lung.

I told him that I have an abnormal spyrometry for 5 years! He looked on his monitor he said oh yes, then he said to me well take the Diclofenac for the pain, because the arteries in the lung doesn't have a problem.

He gave me an appointment for over 5 months until in October!

Oh God......I felt like crying, but I was brave. I could keep up my tears up

Does pleurisy or inflammation of the lining from the lung show on a CT Scan?

I so know that there is something wrong, because the pain is unbearable at times.

Please I need some advice on what to ask the internal specialist this Wednesday.

Thank you.

KATROACH1972
06-08-2009, 06:01 PM
I am sorry youre in pain sweetie! I to, have had constant pain under my ribcage, and they keep playing it off as costochondritis. I know its my lung, because its virtually impossible for me to take a deep breath. As for pluerisy, no it does not show up on a xray, an I am almost positive doesnt show on ct. I have had it though, and it feels worse when i am laying down or breath in deep, it also made my heart skip a little. I dont know if ur on prednisone? or what ur taking for inflammation, but thats what they would use for pluerisy, costochondritis. If you private message me what u take i can talk to u more about it. I am a nurse, even though I have been unable to work last few months! hugs KAthy

Maggie79
06-08-2009, 09:04 PM
so sorry to hear you are in so much pain! I hope you feel better soon!

Saysusie
06-08-2009, 09:11 PM
Actually, yes doctors can use a cat scan to help diagnose pleurisy.
To make the diagnosis of pleurisy, the doctor examines the chest in the area of pain and can often hear (with a stethoscope) the friction that is generated by the rubbing of the two inflamed layers of pleura with each breath. The noise generated by this sound is termed a pleural friction rub. (In contrast, the friction of the rubbing that is heard with pericarditis is synchronous with the heartbeat and does not vary with respiration.) With large amounts of pleural fluid accumulation, there can be decreased breath sounds (less audible respiratory sounds heard through a stethoscope) and the chest is dull sounding when the doctor drums on it (dullness upon percussion).

A chest x-ray in the upright position and while lying on the side is an accurate tool in diagnosing small amounts of fluid in the pleural space. It is possible to estimate the amount of fluid collection by findings on the x-ray. (Occasionally, as much as 4-5 liters of fluid can accumulate inside the pleural space.)

Ultrasound is also a very sensitive method of detecting the presence of pleural fluid.

A CT scan can be very helpful in detecting trapped pockets of pleural fluid as well as in determining the nature of the tissues surrounding the area.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

Margie26
06-09-2009, 04:32 AM
Thank you very much for all your responses.

The CT Scan they did, it appears that they were looking at the arteries and said that there isn't a lung embolia.

I will contact Kathy too, because I would love to know more.

Yesterday the pain extended to my left shoulder and I took Cataflam (Diclofenac Natrium if I'm not wrong) to no avail.

I'm not on Prednisone. Actually the Internal Specialist let me do lab tests and it's until tomorrow I will know what are the medications he is going to give me.

Hugs,

Margie

lucky7
06-09-2009, 01:00 PM
AWWWW, just wanted to say good luck Margie. Sorry you have to deal with this too:no: Its like you DONT want something to be wrong BUT you just KNOW soemthings wrong so you WANT them to dig as deep as they NEED to to FIND it. HUGS to youXXXXXX

Margie26
06-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Hi lucky,

Yes, you're saying what I have been feeling.

I know it is difficult for them too, but it feels so really bad specially when the doc does like, ok, there are scars in the lung from the past, but you will live with it so why bother?

That's how I felt when I left the building, like there weren't any compassion.

Hugs,

Margie

lucky7
06-09-2009, 01:26 PM
Im so sorry Margie, you are RIGHT, compassion seems to be foreign to them. SAD isnt it. I wish you didnt have to feel that from them.:no: I so understand though, i too FEEL it on a regular basis. Lets just kick them all in the a**! Yeah, theres a plan!!! LOL:nutkick:

abbasgirl
06-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Hi lucky,

Yes, you're saying what I have been feeling.

I know it is difficult for them too, but it feels so really bad specially when the doc does like, ok, there are scars in the lung from the past, but you will live with it so why bother?

That's how I felt when I left the building, like there weren't any compassion.

Hugs,

Margie

Oh Marige...((((Hugs)))). It's awful. We go to these doctors who take an oath to care about their patients, but anyone can be a doctor...including the ones who stink at caring. You know something is not right, Margie. You know your body better than anyone else. Can you get another opinion?

abbasgirl
06-09-2009, 02:18 PM
Yesterday the pain extended to my left shoulder and I took Cataflam (Diclofenac Natrium if I'm not wrong) to no avail.

You're right... it's diclofenac. It never helped with the pain I was experiencing when I tried it. All it did was make my head pain much much worse. I'm so sorry you're not only hurting but have been treated so unkindly.