I just got my scanner results today but still have to see my pneumologist in a couple of days. The comments on the scanner talk about moderate emphysema, but it also seems to talk about Bronchectasies, it's all medical words so I dont understand it all.
Iam confused because if my spiro tests were "good" with a FEV1 at 96%, as I understand it I do not have copd because the spiro test define if there is copd or not.
But how can one have a scanner saying emphysema and bronchectasie are present but still not have copd because the FEV1 result was good ?
Does the fact that Emphysema and bronchectasies is mentioned on the scanner results mean that I will inevitably have COPD in the future and my FEV1 results will inevitably fall down or is there still a chance to stay COPD-free ? I would have thought that if you have emphysema and/or Bronchectasie you automatically have copd....
Thank you for reading and hope I made sense !