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how to tell if i have cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
Radiology 40 years experience
Sweat test: The gold standard to diagnose cystic fibrosis is the sweat test, which measures the amount of chloride in the sweat. The test takes a few minutes to an hour and is painless. It is done in specialized clinics and hospitals.
Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics 47 years experience
See a CF specialist: Sweat testing is the classical way to diagnose cystic fibrosis (cf). However, we no recognize that there are milder forms of CF that may have normal or borderline sweat chloride values. In males, azospermia or infertility can be a sign of cf. Genetic analysis of the CF gene is now often used to help establish the diagnosis of cf. Seeing a doctor who specializes in CF is a good idea.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
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How to tell if I have cystic fibrosis? Is it deadly?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Adult CF?: At your age, not likely. CF is a disease of childhood although some adults have been found to have minimal symptoms. CF is a disease that affect the respiratory and or the gastrointestinal systems andcanbe fatal. You can be tested for it taking a sweat test. See a pulmonologist if you have any concern.
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How would i be able to tell if I have cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Catherine Karimov
Clinical Genetics 18 years experience
A sweat test : Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. If cystic fibrosis is a concern then a sweat test may help.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me about cystic fibrosis and how it affects people differently?

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Can you tell me how cystic fibrosis kill you?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Respiratory failure: Usually the cause of death is respiratory failure. The lungs get damaged through the years and their function gradually deteriorates.
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Can you tell me about scientific name of cystic fibrosis?

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What?: that is the "scientific name" - cystic fibrosis...

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