Lung issue...seeing Pulmo. tmrrw

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2009
Lung issue...seeing Pulmo. tmrrw
Tue, 07-07-2009 - 3:40pm
2 pulmonologists at 2 different hospitals have told me that my lungs are fine. Is there anything that they could have missed? I had x-rays done, stethoscopes applied to my chest and back, EKG wires attatched, and I even had a CT angiogram done before in the ER, which I 90% trust (towards the end of the examination I had a very severe reaction to the iodine contrast). Is there anything else that they can check? They say my lungs are fine. Where could they have gone wrong, if they did?

I do struggle to hold a breath, and I'm horrible in keeping a deep breath for a long period of time. 8 months ago I was able to do both with no problem. My main pain started at an area on my right-side rib. I have seen all of the other doctors, so I want to focus on the lungs in case something was missed. I am 24, don't smoke or drink, and I'm not even close to overweight. Thank You for any help.
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 07-07-2009 - 4:38pm

Do you have any other conditions?
Like asthma, RA (rheumatoid arthritis), psoriasis or PA (psoriatic arthritis).