Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) | American Lung Association

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor.

  • Could I have PCD?
  • Why do you think I could have PCD?
  • Do I need special tests for PCD?
  • What do I need to do to keep myself as healthy as possible for as long as possible, especially my lungs?
  • Do I have any infections that might need treatment?
  • Do I need, or will I need, intravenous (drip) antibiotics?
  • Will I need a lung transplant at any stage?
  • How about having children? Will I be able? Will they have PCD?
  • Do I need to take any special precautions to stay healthy?

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