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COPD Learnings

What is something YOU didn't know about COPD that you have since learned?

  1. Why do I have to have ultrasound on my lower belly?

    1. ultrasounds are used to detect a number of different things. Did your doctor happen to give you a reason for why they ordered the test or if they are concerned about something related to your COPD? Best, Sam S. (COPD team).

  2. It gets worse very quickly.

    1. I hope you don't mind me replying to your post but I just read it and it was so quick and final and sharp as made me gasp alittle I know this does happen also.Take Care slim57 and God Bless.X

    2. Hi slip, and thanks for joining in the conversation here. As our good community member, , has said, I too am sorry to hear that your disease has worsened very quickly.
      Generally speaking, that is not necessarily representative of COPD in all cases. The disease, although progressive, generally moves forward in an insidious manner. There are even life-style changes patients can adapt to in order to slow the progression of the disease.
      Is there anything further you are able to share about yourself with the community at this time? If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let me or any other moderator/team member know. You are always welcome here in our community.
      All the best,
      Leon L (author/moderator)

  3. The ultrasound person said it was just a precautionary measure.

    1. Hi Tom, and thanks for responding and clarifying what you were told. The ultrasound may have been ordered based on your general medical history, which includes COPD. Once the results are reported to your physician, you may want to speak with the doctor further for a more complete analysis. What do you think?
      Leon L (author/moderator)

  4. Have another one scheduled in January. Thanks for the tip. Will ask the doctor what she found out. Thanks again.

    1. Hi again, Tom - you are very welcome!! That's the idea - the doctor should be filling you in with an explanation of the results of the diagnostic testing. That's what it's all about!!!
      Please do check back and let us know how it all turns out for you! And, of course, you are free to access our community as often and, for as long as you like.
      You are always welcome here!
      All the best,
      Leon L (author/moderator)

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