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Wheezing, asthmatic inhaler, shadowing in lung, bloodwork normal, allergic to shellfish

just started with a new doctor and she heard a wheeze in my chest during exam. i have been on asthmatic inhalers for a few years as that was what i was diagnosed with a while back. however, been a smoker for many, many years. doctor gave me a thing to breathe into and said my capacity was not good. sent me for a chest x-ray and said they saw shadowing in my l/ lung . my blood work came back at this same time and everything was excellent. doctor wants me to go for a CAT Scan.....allergic to shellfish and now i m scared to death that something is really wrong. dr. assured me that the report did not say mass , etc....just recommended future follow-up.
Asked On : Tue, 8 May 2012
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As your lungs have decreased capacity it is high time you stopped smoking.As you are an asthmatic the wheeze just sows a narrowing of your irways.Smoking can worsen this.As there is no mss in your lungs in CT a tumour can be ruled out.The haziness in your lungs can be due to an infection.You can take T Azithromycin 500mg for 5 days to take care of this.You have to continue the anti-asthmatics you are taking now
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