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What does "tree-in-bud" pattern mean?

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Mar 15 8:22pm | Replies (16)

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You may want to try a huff cough to get up any mucus (from your throat) and more importantly any phlegm ( from your lungs). It may be something to ask your doctor if you have to wait any length of time before your pulmonologist appointment.

If they thought you had Bronchiectasis, hopefully they would recommend an airway clearance product such as the Aerobika, since you mention having a lot of phlegm. Just a thought.

I wonder if physicians are reluctant to suggest the Aerobika before a pulmonologist is seen. They are the specialists after all.

It is a rare disease and it is really hit or miss on whether a physician is even knowledgeable about the top five or six chronic lung diseases and their symptoms.

Perhaps they don’t know about the products. If that is the case, more awareness of BE and airway clearance would be helpful.

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Hi Penelope,
I have been going through this since September of last year. I have had 3 CT scans which showed a lot of tree buds and also one upper right nodule of 12 mm which is now 9.5 mm and a 19 mm lower right nodule treated with antibiotics and prednisone because it was thought to be an infection. Had a Bronchoscopy on 1/23/24 test for MAC and other things. Six weeks results said no MAC no bacteria. I thought six weeks was early to diagnose but was told that liquid mycobacterium cultures are only kept for six weeks. Sorry, I am rambling, I am still coughing like crazy and was sent to a allergist because of high eosinophils and Ige levels. Was told I have asthma due to allergies and was given an inhaler, that was yesterday! In the meantime, I still have two nodules that have not been biopsied because they believe it was a infection but there was no infection because courses of antibiotics did not work. I know asthma can cause coughing but I don’t know about nodules! Seeing pulmonary doctor on the 21st. I just don’t know to do anymore!