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I went to the doctor with a persistant cough and she sent me for a chest X-ray. This came back with reticulnodular changes on both lungs mid and lower, ct scan recommended as raises the possibility of interstial lung disease.
I have had a spirometry test done and this came back normal.
Is it likely I have disease seeing as it is in both lungs
What are these changes
Can they change back
I am a non smoker
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr David

I am a cancer doctor

at your age, it is unlikely you have disease seen in both lungs.

chest xrays are not very accurate and are from 1940s sort of 2 dimentional technology.

chest CT scans are much more accurate.

the chances are small you have interstitial lung disease in both lungs.

I am glad you are not smoking.

work on eating healthy and exercising to stay healthy.

I bet your chest CT scan will be normal

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