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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Rare occurance: The chances of you having CF are rare, but if you are concerned talk to your doctor about getting tested.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US.A, impacting mainly respir ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
As a carrier: Genetic carrier testing: more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Yes it is possible. Presentation of cystic fibrosis varies greatly, and it is possible, depending on your specific mutation (and other factors) to pre ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience in Anesthesiology
Absolutely: The thicker mucous secretions inherent to cystic fibrosis (CF) can cause a relative obstruction in clearing the airway tree of particulate matter/germ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: Cystic fibrosis causes both lung and digestive issues, particularly with the pancreas.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Old Days: Back in the "old days, " patients with CF would frequently die, and the autopsy findings of the lungs showed scarring ("fibrosis") and bubbles ("cysts ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
In a way: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients may develop a form of diabetes (cystic fibrosis related diabetes, cfrd) since CF can affect the function of the pancreas ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Meconium is the normal fecal debris composing the accumulated intestinal contents at birth.It is heavily colored by bile, dark and sticky. Meconium il ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Because of pancreas damage as well, combined bilateral lung plus a pancreas transplant may be done.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: If you were just diagnosed with cf, you likely have a milder form but problems will still arise. For more info, see www.Cff.Org.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease transmitted by the parents to their kids. Pulmonary fibrosis is not the same thing. It is not well known wha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The disease can manife st itself in various different ways.
A male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Cystic fibrosis: involves large amounts of mucus in the airways. Therefore it is difficult for air to flow due to mucus obstructing airways. Pulmonary fibrosis invol ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
?: Babies can have cystic fibrosis.
A male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: I'm afraid so.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Usually not: Most people with CF have neither, and almost never have a heart/lung transplant if thy do. Both lungs are usually transplanted partially to reduce th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Graff
29 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Possibly a lot: Lung transplants have variable outcomes. However if you are a person who does well it can dramatically change your life. Look up info on jerry cahill.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Deficient enzymes: Pancreas in everyone makes enzymes that body uses to break down food. In person with CF, pancreatic ducts get blocked. This makes it harder for these ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Kind of...: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease. Patients with the disease are born with a defective gene that is part of the body's system for making mucus ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung Function: The gene itself will not affect tuberculosis. However, if an individual receives 2 recessive genes of the cftr mutation from their parents, they will ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramesh Kadewari
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and No: Yes, all babies are screened for Cystic Fibrosis in the Newborn screening. No, Cystic Fibrosis cannot be diagnosed with a Chest X- Ray
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Improvement in quality of life after double lung transplant can be dramatic. Most patients come off of oxygen and have much better quality of life by ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, they CAN, but: Addison's disease has been associated with other autoimmune glandular disorders, including malabsorption and type i diabetes. But cf, although having ... Read More
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