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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Cystic fibrosis is an illness characterized by chronic difficulties with lung function and poor absorption of nutrients. Fibro cystic breast disease ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Difficult Situation…: Much will depend on your overall health and pulmonary status. I would suggest that you start with an open communication with the doctors that know y ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience in Clinical Lipidology
Possibly: If you are a man, are you taking testosterone which is aromatized to Estradiol and can cause breast lumps in men. If not taking testosterone, you need ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
You : You may be dealing with something as simple as a bruise secondary to trauma (hitting the breast, tight bra etc.) on the other hand bruises can occur f ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Two completely different diseases. CF is an inherited disorder leading to failure to clear mucus and repeated infections. It does end up with fibrosis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
The list goes on : There are a whole variety of illnesses that can mimic CF from chronic cough , asthma , to immunodeficiency, broncho pulmonary dysphasia celiac disease ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: This is common because of the frequent bacterial infections.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Genetic disorder: It is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal sodium channels, which affect a great deal of problems including the respiratory and digestive syst ... Read More
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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 male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: I'm afraid so.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: Without a full exam and review of medical records and history of infections secondary to CF would be remiss in trying to become an actuarial. Go see ... Read More
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Recessive: Both parents must carry the gene with a 25% chance (1:4) with each conception that the baby will have cystic fibrosis.
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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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Absolutely NOT: Fibrocystic changes are small cysts that develop in the breast. They are not precancerous and do not have any risk of cancer. This is one of this most ... Read More
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
In some casea: There are genetic forms of pulmonary fibrosis, familial pulmonary fibrosis, though most cases are though to be idiopathic (unknown causes), though con ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Autosomal recessive.: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is not sex-linked, but autosomal recessive. That means both parents can be silent carriers--totally unaware--then each passes dow ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Yes: Many do each year.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Pulmonary fibrosis: While I have not seen it commonly there are some families with a history of pulmonary fibrosis. Most of my office patients and previous fibrosis patie ... Read More
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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 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 member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience in Breast Surgery
It may be: Like other types of breast cancer with prompt and appropriate treatment there is a good likelihood that paget's disease can be successfully treated.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience in General Surgery
Fibrocystic breasts : Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast ... Read More
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