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I recently learned that I have two holes in my left lung.

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I recently learned that...

I recently learned that I have two holes in my left lung. what can I do, if anything, to prevent the condition from becoming worse. I have quit smoking

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No fever, no rash, no loss of appetite. Have had chronic bronchitis, a chronic cough with mucus, and fatigue. Stopped smoking one month ago; since then, morning cough has gradually subsided, feel less fatigued. Ox reading was 97% at dr's appointment last week

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

The cough has been a problem for about 2 months--it has subsided dramatically since stopping smoking one month ago

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

The holes in my lung were detected indirectly in a cat scan of my colon--I am scheduled for a proper cat scan of my lungs in March

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Doctor: Dr Ted Manos, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago
What is your age, and how long have you smoked? I’ve never heard of having a hole in the lung. Maybe, you have what’s called atelectasis or some emphysema. It would help to take some mucinex everyday, which loosens mucus that may form in these holes.
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