Re: vocal chord dysfunction?
The ENT did the CT scan because he probably suspects sino-bronchial syndrome. This is when a sinus infection drips into your chest, constricting the bronchial tubes and causes chest tightness and shortness of breath.
I was diagnosed with this about 2 years ago. I have terrible allergies and had developed asthma like symptoms. But all my asthma tests were normal. Then my primary doctor told me I had anxiety. When I insisted it wasn't anxiety he threw out the VCD diagnosis. Then I went to back to my allergist who suspected sino-bronchial syndrome and was able to order the CT scan before my first visit with the ENT. I ended up needing sinus surgery. After the surgery all the breathing problems disappeared.
I hope this information helps.
Last edited by sneezydiva; 01-26-2005 at 11:14 PM.