| | Sarcoidosis
Hello, I have recently been told by my pulmonologist that he thinks I have Sarcoidosis. I'm a 38 year old male caucasian, and after a routine chest x-ray, they saw something abnormal. I recv'd chest CT and I have 2.5 and 1.5 cm lymph nodes enlarged in the medastinal and hilar areas. I had a broncoscopy done, and the pulmonologist said my lungs and airways looked "textbook" perfect. Had 6 biopsies done, 1 in each lobe of each lung, plus a lavage. No Sarcoidosis or cance present in these biopsies. They now have me going in for a medianoscopy Friday, to pull out a lymph node and biopsy that. I asked my doc if it is sarcoid, will it turn to fibrosis and he said not in my case, and that they can treat sarcoid.
Anyone know what the likelihood of this being sarcoid is, if lung biopsies were negative? Only symptoms I have been presenting is trouble breathing, almost everyday lightheadedness/cobweb head, and sometimes sharp chest pains. I think the lightheadedness is sinus related as I have tons of allergies. But the breathing issues I have had for 3 years (mostly in fall to early winter) and no one has been able to tell me what that is from. They ruled out asthma though, with a methacholine challenge. The breathing issue is maddening sometimes.