• 2 months ago

    Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    33 y/o female ex smoker. I took the spirometry test for four times and all showed I have breathing issues. I also have dust mite allergy and get nasal congestion/stuffy nose pretty frequently. I took a blood test too, I'm not anemic. My chest x-ray and heart test were fine. I never cough, have no wheezing. But I do have shortness of breath though that gets worse sometimes. Chest tightness as well. It doesn't get worse because I move around.

    My doctor is confused too. She says her 'guess' is I don't have (allergic) asthma but that she can't be sure with my allergy and spirometry result. I don't know what to do at this point. I don't want to use an inhaler if I don't need to and without the right diagnosis, I won't get the right treatment. I will go back there a month later. Do you think I have asthma? Should I ask for another test I didn't take yet? See a ENT?

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