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What does borderline COPD mean?

I had a chest xray and it says hyperinflated lung borderline COPD? I can't be tested yet because I've been on steroids. I have asthma and recurrent chest infections for 20 years now. I had an xray less than a year ago and nothing came up then. I'm 39 years old - should I be worried?

  1. Hi doctors wernt any help.just told me to go for ashma review

    1. Hi again, mumof639 - I'm sorry to hear the doctors were not able to help you - especially since you were waiting for them to call you back.
      What are you thinking of doing next? Do you think you should see the (next) doctor to be assessed for asthma?
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. Hi,i had spirometer today and reading was 156 72.they said i dont have copd but now im left not knowing why i have hyperinflated lungs! Could it be my ashma? Or anxiety?

    1. Thankyou for your reply.she said she didnt know why so im waiting for a doctor to ring me back

    2. Okay mumof639 - thanks for your reply. Let's see what the doctor who is supposed to call you back has to say. Good luck! Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  3. Thankyou.im also waiting for 24hr ecg results because i have mitro valve prolapse.they wanted to make sure the panic attacks isnt to do with heart.im going out my mind!

    1. Hi again, mumof639, and thanks for this latest post. It's easy to understand how challenging waiting for results can be. In this case, the diagnostic 24-hour EKG for the mitral prolapse condition you shared with us. Please do check back and let us know how this all turned out for you. We're always here to provide you with support in every way we can. Warm regards, Leon (site moderator)

  4. Thankyou.i have asked but they said they wont know till i have the copd test which is 6weeks away!

    1. Hi mumof639 - That's rough! Especially when you're anxious for a response. As Leon already said, healthcare providers will often use those generic terms when they feel there's a possibility of something like COPD but they aren't sure yet. I'm sorry you have to wait 6 weeks. I know it's easier said than done, but in the meantime try to put it out of your mind and go about your normal life. Please let us know when you've found it.
      Regards, Lyn (site moderator)

    2. Hi again, mumof639 and thanks for checking back with us following your call to the doctor's office. I agree with my colleague, Lyn - this can be the most challenging part - the waiting! If you can keep yourself and your mind busy with your normal activities, that may help the time to go back quickly. We're all here pulling for you; should you need anything, please do let us know. You are always welcome here in our online community.
      Warmly,
      Leon (site moderator)

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