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Results of Catscan.

Posted by Randy on September 13, 2002 at 23:10:22:

My mother has been suffering with bad pain spasims in her upper back and ribcage for several weeks now after recovering from a bad respiratory infection. The Dr. put her on several rounds of Biaxin to clear up the infection and her coughing and congestion cleared up. However this pain in her upper back and around her ribs persists despite antibiotics. The Dr. sent her to have a catscan and she received the results today. He said that the scan showed she had some nodules in her lungs and asked her if she had ever been exposed to anyone with Tuberculosis. In fact she did many years ago when my dads sister came down with the disease back in the late thirties when there were no real effective treatments for it. My dads sister later died from the disease. My question is this- What exactly are nodules and are they an indication of active TB? If so is there an effective treatment for it? My Mom is 78 and also suffers from COPD as well as Osteoporosis. Could the pain spasims be related to these nodules that were found or could it be Costrocodritis caused by her infection? Any advice or info on this would be greatly appreciated, Randy.



Re: Results of Catscan. (Archive in monopoly.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 14, 2002 at 09:53:10:

In Reply to: Results of Catscan. posted by Randy on September 13, 2002 at 23:10:22:

Hi, Randy.

ANY competent physician on the case must care about sorting this out and be competent to do so. He must also care enough to explain this to YOUR satisfaction and not just to his.

If the doc is not willing or able to perform at this bare minimal level of competence she needs to call in a second opinion by a good internist.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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