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Lung Granulomas-age 21

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 8, 2009
  • 01:44 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, cancer, or what would cause the granulomas and pleurisy. I would appreciate any reasonable feedback. Thanks in advance...

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