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How is the fibrocystic disease diagnosed?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sweat Chloride

If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the standard diagnostic test is to conduct 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests.
These tests measure the amount of sodium and chloride in the sweat content; levels of 60 milliequivalents per liter or above are considered diagnostic. The disease can also be diagnosed by running a genetic test, but this is more expensive.

In brief: Sweat Chloride

If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the standard diagnostic test is to conduct 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests.
These tests measure the amount of sodium and chloride in the sweat content; levels of 60 milliequivalents per liter or above are considered diagnostic. The disease can also be diagnosed by running a genetic test, but this is more expensive.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery

In brief: Exam and images

All breasts are fibrocystic but some of us will have more lumpiness and/or pain.
A good evaluation by a breast specialist along with and ultrasound (since you are so young) can make the diagnosis. This is not a precursor to cancer. Fibrocystic breast condition (i don't use the word disease in this instance) is more common than breast cancer.

In brief: Exam and images

All breasts are fibrocystic but some of us will have more lumpiness and/or pain.
A good evaluation by a breast specialist along with and ultrasound (since you are so young) can make the diagnosis. This is not a precursor to cancer. Fibrocystic breast condition (i don't use the word disease in this instance) is more common than breast cancer.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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