Hi everyone just been diagnosed with COPD but not sure doctors know what there talking about. Saw my doc last August after a problem breathing x ray showed fluid on 1 lung. 4 months later saw a specialist who told me I have only 40% of my lungs left. Oxigen in the blood is 98%. Only seem to struggle with stairs I can still walk all day no problems. Had a CT scan got 3 months before I see the specialist to get the results. Anyone know what I can do to find out what's going on quicker
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Hi, might be a good idea to talk with your GP, they may be able to advise you.
How long ago did you have the scan, if it's been a few weeks have you tried phoning the consultants secretary and asking if the consultant can let you know anything?
I know what it's like waiting for test results and then having to wait for the appointment, drive's me crazy.
I'm not a patient patient at all.
I also had to wait 3 months for the results of a CT scan. I did try and ring, but was told that I had to wait for the consultant's appointment. When I finally saw him, he didn't know I'd had the test done and it was only when I insisted I got him to tell me my results and look the scan up on his computer. The scan was not sent to my Dr.s. If I want a copy I have to pay the NHS for it.