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Vaping and CT Scan Results

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by Jimmiec, Oct 7, 2019.

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  1. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    I have been in a smokers program where I get a lung CT scan every year.

    For the last 13 CT scans nothing abnormal was detected. That’s one per year for 13 years.

    Between my last scan and this years CT Scan I began vaping for approximately 10 months. (I don’t smoke cigarettes any longer and haven’t for many, many years.)

    This years scan detected Atelectasis for the first time ever. The radiologist suggested another scan in 6 months instead of a year to monitor progress.

    Atelectasis - Symptoms and causes
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
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  3. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Are you assuming it's related to vaping?
     
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  4. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    No but I am concerned because Vaping is the only logical variable in all the years I've been getting CT Scans.
    I'm thinking cause and effect....so Vaping is suspious and concerns me as perhaps the cause.
     
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  5. kross8

    kross8 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2016
    Seabrook Texas
    Millions of people have been vaping for over a decade without that problem,, you vape for 10 months. I think something else has impacted you,, ie physical or environmental. But if you believe vaping caused your problem,, then you should quit vaping.
     
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  6. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    I certainly hope it's not Vaping...
     
  7. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    Why did you start vaping?
     
  8. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Guess it's possible that vaping could aggravate a preexisting condition or perhaps a rare side effect. Personally I'd quit vaping at least until the next ct scan and see if it clears up. You already know that you can stay away from smoking.
     
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  9. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    We have a few here that quit smoking years before picking up vaping. For some the urge to smoke rears it's ugly head from time to time or they just plain miss the habit. Some start for the health benefits of nic, some to curb an appetite for sweets. More than one valid reason to start vaping imo.
     
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  10. Blitzdonlife

    Blitzdonlife Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    Central Texas
    Keep up with that, I agree with @bombastinator, that sounds serious.
     
  11. Blitzdonlife

    Blitzdonlife Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    Central Texas
    Not breathing sucks, try to avoid it.
     
  12. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    To discontinue the use of tobacco but keep the nicotine...healthier
     
  13. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Thought you quit using tobacco years ago. Did you take up dipping after quitting cigarettes?
     
  14. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    If my Dr. told me I had a complete or partial collapse of the entire lung or area (lobe) of the lung, I'd stop vaping and not wait 6 months for the next scan.
     
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  15. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    No, I Vape a nicotine e-liquid from a reputable source with lab certificates (no diacetyl). No fancy/exotic flavorings.
     
  16. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Your post clearly states you quit cigs years ago and have only been vaping 10 months. Math isn't adding up here.
     
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  17. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    Maybe he started vaping to stop himself going back on the stinkies.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Jimmiec

    Jimmiec Full Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    Logan,Ohio
    Cigs (tobacco) to nicotine alternatives (gum, patches,etc) to vaping.
     
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  19. beckah54

    beckah54 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2009
    Ohio
    Had you noticed any shortness of breath or other symptoms before your recent scan? Does your doctor advice a course of treatment for you?

    Wishing you the best and hope this condition was not caused by vaping. I have not had a chest x-ray for a lot of years but I am going to tell my PCP that I want one. I have been vaping for over 10 years, smoked tobacco for 43 years before that, so I’m sure the state of my lungs is not the best.
     
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  20. Vapntime

    Vapntime Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    I also have this, just recently confirmed by CT, 7 years of vaping, unflavoured for 5 years. Lungs were healthy before I started to vape. I had not smoked for 10 years before vaping and had no issues.

    Shortness of breath was main consistent symptom (see next post)
     
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