Does chest pain mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Probably not... Cheat pain is not a typical symptom of pulmonary fibrosis. See your doctor to evaluate any chest pain so that it can be treated and so cardiac etiologies can be ruled out.
Not likely. Chest pain has so many more common causes such as gerd or coronary artery disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is going to present more with feeling short of breath with exertion because less and less of the lung tissue is available for transfer of oxygen to the blood.
Not likely. Pulmonary fibrosis is a relatively rare disease. Chest pain is much more likely to be of a benign cause--musculoskeletal pain or something else. However, if you're having chest pain, you should really discuss that with your physician as we would want to be sure it's not your heart causing the pain.

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Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?

Several causes. Pulmonary fibrosis is a pathologic process of lungs that can occur in many disorders of the lungs. Pulse ox, chest xray & ct can be helpful in determining patterns of disease & extent of lung involvement & can sometimes help determine the cause as well. However definitive diagnosis may require other tests including lung biopsy (in some cases). Talk to a pulmonologist for detailed work up. Read more...
No. The above tests are not sensitive enough. Pulmonary function tests and a high resolution ct scan of the lungs are more sensitive. If they are normal, then interstitial lung disease can be essentially ruled out. Read more...

Ve been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, sometimes I have pain in the breastbone, could it be related to pf?

It may be. But the substernal pain may also indicate some heart issue which are common with pulmonary fibrosis especial diastolic dysfunction, but atypical chest pain related to the fibrosis also can occur. Suggest you have it looked at by a physcian. Read more...
Unlikely. Pulmonary fibrosis/ ipf is usually a painless process. Breastbone pain in the illness is usually associated with muscle pain from the chronic dry cough that accompanies ipf. If your fibrosis is secondary to an underlying arthritis like rheumatoid your breast bone pain could be secondary to inflammation in the join between the manubrium and the sternum (two individual bones of the breastbone). Read more...
Not directly... Pulmonary fibrosis does not cause pain directly but if you are coughing, the cough can lead to musculoskeletal chest wall pain. If the pain is present all the time (not just when coughing or deep breathing), see your doctor to be sure it is not cardiac pain. Read more...

Is black lung the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

No. Black lung disease also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis is one the causes of pulmonary fibrosis. Read more...
No. Black lung refers to a lung process related to coal-mining. It can result in lung scarring and rarely massive fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is an auto immune inflammatory process causing scarring and fibrosis in the lung. Most black lung disease is likely related to smoking while working in coal mines. Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disorder with a worse prognosis than black lung. Read more...