Muzza20 Hi need information

I was diagnosed with moderate C O P D in May 2015 by a specialist at hospital had C T scans and a nodule was found on my left lung had several scans since every 6 months put on 3 inhailers i went for my Spirometery test last week and the nurse who done it after the test said i dont have C O P D im a bit confused at the minute replies welcome thanks im new on here

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  • Hi, I'm not surprised you ok confused. I would be going back to my GP and asking what is going on, ask him for more tests at least that way you can stop worrying. Hope you get some answers soon,let us know how you get on. Take care 😊 xxx Bernadette

  • This as been known to happen. Was the nurse a qualified respiratory nurse? I have known A few people who have passed a spirometry test having failed on previous test. The physiological reasons for this are many and varied. Spirometry is a good tool to monitor COPD but it is not a definitive test. The most reliable form of diagnosis is the CT scan which can actually show the nature and form of the damage.

  • Hi she was a qualified nurse seen her a few times i phoned hospital 3 times today no luck going to phone doctors tomorrow seems like my C O P D has dissapeared i know this dosnt happen so i will see what my doctor says tomorrow thanks for all the replies

  • Probably if you taken steroids if in your system before nurse done spirometer?

  • Happens a lot these days. COPD is a sort of umbrella term to cover different conditions and I don't think they're all singing from the same hymn-sheet as to what it does actually cover. I was told I had asthma in 2002 - last year the nurse decided I didn't because heavy ventolin dosage made no difference. I'm as confused as you, frankly. I have a yearly clinic on Monday next so maybe it'll change again.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. However there is some disagreement over this. But if the nurse stated your asthma was irreversible then it would explain why she thinks you are COPD now.

  • I think I would take the word of a specialist with a CT Scan over a nurse with a Spirometry test.

  • I don't know much about copd but considering you were DX after CT scan at a hospital then I know who I'd be listening to! CT scans don't lie.

  • Did a dr tell you that you had moderate copd? What is this module you have? If you don't have copd that is great. John

  • The Specialist told me i had moderate C O P D a nodule is a small lump on lung which they just monitor these are quiet common

  • I really believe you need to have clarification regarding your situation. Let us know what happens. John

  • If you had previous steroids that would off gave a good result using spirometer.

  • Hi everyone update Specialist phoned me from hospital to confirm on C T scan i do have Emphysea and to continue on my 3 inhailers which she prescribed the nodule on my lung is stable i dont think i will bother with spirometery tests from now thanks everyone for your help

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