What deteremined your diagnosis? I had a pulmonologist tell me that he would base my diagnosis and treatment on my ACE level and CT. He said he would only do a biopsy if I wanted to be 100% sure. I work for my family physician and when he got my reports back my ACE level was elevated and my CT showed enlarged lymph nodes, scarring, calcified lymph nodes and granulomas. He said I needed a biopsy. When I told him what the consulting pulmonologist had said about the biopsy, my family doc said it would be very dangerous to treat me for sarcoidosis if I didn't have it and a biopsy is the only way to be sure.
My question is....how was everyone else diagnosed? Did everyone have a biopsy? Any suggestions as I am so confused since the lung specialist said I didn't need the biopsy but my doctor (who I do trust, I just don't want an unnecesarry procedure)says I do.
Edited September 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm