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It possible to start showing signs of cystic fibrosis in my teens?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Milder forms of cystic fibrosis are often diagnosed in teens or young adults.
If you have typical symptoms of cystic fibrosis you should talk to your physician about having a sweat test.

In brief: Yes

Milder forms of cystic fibrosis are often diagnosed in teens or young adults.
If you have typical symptoms of cystic fibrosis you should talk to your physician about having a sweat test.
Dr. Robert Fink
Dr. Robert Fink
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
CF may be diagnosed as other conditions such as chronic sinusitis or asthma, thus delaying the diagnosis. I agree that you should speak to your physician about a sweat test.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

CF can even be diagnosed much later in life.
If you are concerned, then a sweat test should be ordered.

In brief: Yes

CF can even be diagnosed much later in life.
If you are concerned, then a sweat test should be ordered.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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