Was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. What is it like living with cystic fibrosis?

It depends. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Not all patients experience the same symptoms and the same course.
See below. If you were just diagnosed with cf, you likely have a milder form but problems will still arise. For more info, see www.Cff.Org.

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What is most commonly used to diagnose cystic fibrosis in the fetus? Cvs? Amniotic fluid?

Bllod work. The most common and least invasive is the screening blood test for cf. If positive, the partner gets tested. If both are carriers than a OB specialist will discuss further testing with you and your partner. Read more...
Not usually done. Usually done at birth with genetic testing by heel pick. Cvs would demonstrate CF if tested for specifically, but it is not one of the diseases looked for in standard prenatal testing. Read more...

Could a child under 2 be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis?

Yes. All 50 states now have newborn screening for cystic fibrosis. Newborn screening should identify over 95% of infants with cystic fibrosis. An abnormal sweat test or genetic testing showing 2 mutations are the most common tests to confirm the diagnosis of cf. The earlier comprehensive care is started at a CF center (www.Cff.Org) the better the outcome. Read more...
Yes. CF is an inherited disorder that requires 2 mutations (1 from mother & 1 from father) to lead to the clinical disease. If you have it, you were born with it. Many states in the U.S. Perform newborn screening that can pick the disease up at birth, but it can go undiagnosed for years in some cases. Read more...

Should I be concerned about cystic fibrosis? What is cystic fibrosis?

Why? If you are 45 and have not manifested signs of cystic fibrosis then you don't have it and need not worry. The disease is a genetic defect that requires both genes of the pair to be effected to manifest itself. If you and your partner each carry one defective gene then 25% of your children on average could be affected. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cystic_fibrosis for more info. Read more...

Is it possible for a woman be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the late age of 67 years?

Unlikely. At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, could be possible, and generally occurs later in life. Pulmonary fibrosis can give the same signs and symptoms as cf. You can experience shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, and weight loss. Smoking is a risk factor. Read more...

Cystic fibrosis what is it? Is there any cists in bone

Inherited disease. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. An inherited condition, cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. There is no relation between cystic fibrosis and bone cysts (they are completely different). Read more...

A family member of mine was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Is this something I should tell my doctor about? I have micro hematoria in the urine

Family history. It is important for your doctor to know your family history.In this instance your hematuria is not related to cf. You could have a problem with calcium kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism or renal tubular acidosis. See your internist for evaluation and help. Read more...