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Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or copd what is probability scarring will stop?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Good news: You quit and there is no reason for scarring to continue. The left lower lobe abnormality should also disappear. Your smoking was not too bad, compared to heavier smokers.

Answered 3/2/2016

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Scar is permanent: Scars are generally permanent. Smoking causes injury which goes on to heal with scar. Given the level of anxiety that you re experiencing over this condition, i would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a pulmonologist to fully answer your questions and allay your fears.

Answered 8/1/2013

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