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What will my doctor do if she suspects I have sarcoidosis?

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If your doctor suspects sarcoidosis, she will:

Your doctor may also:

  • Review your medical history
  • Do a physical exam
  • Order chest X-rays and blood tests that may aid in the diagnosis
  • Order pulmonary function tests, which measure how well your lungs are working
  • Have tissue biopsies (tests on small tissue samples) from your lungs done to look for other diseases that may resemble sarcoidosis on a chest X-ray

SOURCES: 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Norman T. Soskel, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Memphis, Tenn. 

American Lung Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Norman T. Soskel, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Memphis, Tenn. 

American Lung Association.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

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