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Cystic Fibrosis Coughing Up Blood
CF: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to form in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, this mucus blocks the airways-even getting down to the small alveoli, causing lung damage and making it hard to breathe. Recent studies show there may be some blood vessel dysfunction causing an impaired exercise tolerance as well. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder involving lungs & digestive tract, causing recurrent lung infections due to thick inspissated mucus & poor growth in majority of patients due to malabsorption. Treatment involves inhaled respiratory therapies to prevent lung disease & pancreatic enzymes to enable absorption of nutrients. Average life expectancy is near 40 years, ...Read more
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I'm worried I have cystic fibrosis. I haven't had a cough in eight years til last month but I also now have oil with stool. What are the chances?
Sometimes,i cough up clear whitish phlegm. no other symptoms, not ill. it may sound stupid (i hav anxiety) but could it b a developin cystic fibrosis?
Not cystic fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis presents either as digestive problems or a chronic cough in infancy, and if you only have occasional cough and clear mucous and have not had recurrent lung infections or chronic cough, then it sounds like your lungs are healthy. Keep them that way by avoiding smoke exposure. Many states do testing on newborns to check for congenital diseases and identify CF shortly after birth. ...Read more
Get tested: Testing for cystic fibrosis starts with a sweat test. If that is abnormal, genetic testing in the blood is used to confirm the diagnosis by finding the specific genetic mutations. In general, people with CF have recurrent pulmonary infections and abdominal discomfort/diarrhea due to fat malabsorption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As a carrier: Genetic carrier testing: more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, who could pass CF onto their children. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit one copy of the defective CF gene from each parent. ...Read more
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