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Lung complications at age 21

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2009
  • 05:12 PM

I have been to several doctors and had several different diagnosis with different medications and still seem to have issues. I have always had asthma which has been good/bad depending on where I have lived and what time of year it is (seasonal allergies). Recently I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. After being sick two weeks later, I went to urgent care who said I have a viral infection and take cough medicine. Another two weeks went by and I decided to get another opinion because I was so ill I could not get out of bed. I was then diagnosed with Swine Flu. After being sick for a month the doctor ordered a chest x-ray to make sure I did not have pnemonia which I did not. Incidently, the radiologist found scattered granulomas across my lungs. I am still sick and my boss called ER while I was working last week because of severe chest pain I was having. The hospital ran tests and said I have pleurisy. This is the second year in a row that I have been diagnosed with pleurisy after having an illness/infection. I have had a CT which I am still waiting on results but wondering if anyone has any insite what I am going through. I used to have chronic bronchitis, strep throat, and pnemonia frequently when I was younger but have not had problems since my t&a (tonsils and adnoids) were removed 6 years ago. My grandmother passed away from MS when she was in her mid 20's and I am getting nervous since I am sick frequently and wondering if it is possible to have an auto-immune disease or what would cause the granulomas and pleurisy. I would appreciate any reasonable feedback. Thanks in advance...

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  • I have been to several doctors and had several different diagnosis with different medications and still seem to have issues. I have always had asthma which has been good/bad depending on where I have lived and what time of year it is (seasonal allergies). Recently I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. After being sick two weeks later, I went to urgent care who said I have a viral infection and take cough medicine. Another two weeks went by and I decided to get another opinion because I was so ill I could not get out of bed. I was then diagnosed with Swine Flu. After being sick for a month the doctor ordered a chest x-ray to make sure I did not have pnemonia which I did not. Incidently, the radiologist found scattered granulomas across my lungs. I am still sick and my boss called ER while I was working last week because of severe chest pain I was having. The hospital ran tests and said I have pleurisy. This is the second year in a row that I have been diagnosed with pleurisy after having an illness/infection. I have had a CT which I am still waiting on results but wondering if anyone has any insite what I am going through. I used to have chronic bronchitis, strep throat, and pnemonia frequently when I was younger but have not had problems since my t&a (tonsils and adnoids) were removed 6 years ago. My grandmother passed away from MS when she was in her mid 20's and I am getting nervous since I am sick frequently and wondering if it is possible to have an auto-immune disease or what would cause the granulomas and pleurisy. I would appreciate any reasonable feedback. Thanks in advance...Hi, granulomas can be caused by Sarcoidosis in the lungs. It can also be in any organ of the body, also in the skin. It is an auto-immune disease. I had Sarcoidosis in the lungs, and Erythema Nodosum on both shins. I had a dry cough, fever, and joint/chest pain. I had Sarcoid quite a long time ago. It can go in remission and reappear or in some people it may not return.It is called a mystery disease because there is no known cause. Treatment is usually steroids. At the time, I did not have any treatment, although some people will need to.I don't know if there are other diseases that cause Granulomas.Hope this is of some use to you.
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    • December 8, 2009
    • 09:09 PM
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  • Thank you for your feedback, I am still consulting and will ask about Sarcoidosis on my next OV.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2009
    • 00:29 AM
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