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I have bean told I have scarring on my lungs. I have never

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I have bean told I have scarring on my lungs. I have never smoked, am very worried
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA

I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and I can help you with this and any follow up questions. I cover a lot of ground and might give you an answer or ask for information, but use reply to communicate with me for questions or added details.

Scarring can be minor and insignificant.
Or it can be from disease
previous infection
other exposures
autoimmune disease.

If you have no symptoms then this might be minor.

In any case if you have not had a chest CT scan this would be a likely next step along with pulmonary function tests to see how your lungs are working.

This would give the best indication if you have any disease.

If these tests are clear there is probably not a concern.

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