A 36-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a 50 year old man to have cystic fibrosis and not know it?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, could be possible, and generally occurs later in life. Pulmonary fibrosis can give the same signs and symptoms as cf.
Answered on Apr 24, 2013

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Go to a doctor: He or she should be evaluated by a pediatric pulmonologist who is experienced with cystic fibrosis.

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