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I'm asthmatic w/ sleep apnea. I had rib pain after sinus/bronchitis (coughing). Xray showed new lung scarring. Can this cause me trouble in future?
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: How do you know
A new change on the cxr may be or may not be a "scar".
Expert consultation is indicated.

In brief: How do you know
A new change on the cxr may be or may not be a "scar".
Expert consultation is indicated.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Complicated
You want to discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Complicated
You want to discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Lung scarring
It most likely will not cause a problem but it depends on the extent and location of the scarring.
Long term scars of the lung may be associated with an increased risk of developing into carcinoma particulary with a history of smoking but this is relatively low incidence.

In brief: Lung scarring
It most likely will not cause a problem but it depends on the extent and location of the scarring.
Long term scars of the lung may be associated with an increased risk of developing into carcinoma particulary with a history of smoking but this is relatively low incidence.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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