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what are the causes of lung scarring

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juris Bunkis
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Smoking: The most common cause is smoking. Certain diseases like TB can also leave permanent scars in your lungs.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Primary complex: Not every primary complex leaves a lung scar seen on X-Ray. It usually takes some calcification or growth of granulation tissue to be seen. Some of th ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: These medication are in no way related to lung scarring.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Would refer you to our specialists at healthtaps pulmonologist. I answered your questions before. My practice is in surgery and self-healing meditatio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, but very rarely: Quit worrying about it. Otherwise you will become a hypochondriac very soon.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Nobody knows: But it happens.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Stop wasting my time: You have asked this question, so many times that you are now annoying me. So settle down and trust someone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Hmmm...: Although possible, it seems very unlikely to have isolated TB lymphadenopathy. What is more likely is that pulmonary TB is present and has caused the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: Can cause chest pain but rarely causes scars in the lungs on x rays, make sure you havethe correct diagnonsis, an allergist can help you.
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