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Residual fibrosis in lung

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i am 22 years old, last week i have my medical examination and they have found out that i have a residual fibrosis at right upper lung.. i wonder how i get that.. i am healthy..
my mom also examined last march that she has a residual fibrosis in right upper lung.. is that the reason why i got this? from my genes? i am worried for my sons health what if he got this also?

i am planning to work abroad , but im afraid i cant pass because of this.. can it be cured? is it fatal? im still young, i still have a lot of dreams to do, but because of this im losing hope.. please help me

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replied May 7th, 2013
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern but residual fibrosis is not hereditary. Residual means the fibrosis was left behind as permanent scarring of the lungs, after whatever disease was gone which occurs usually after infections.

If you have a localized areas of fibrosis in that one lung, you are asymptomatic, and it is not enlarging or otherwise changing on serial x-rays then there is nothing to worry about.

For fibrosis, chances of "removal" or cure depends on the cause. If no cause is known, less chance for resolution. diopathic fibrosis or IPF has no FDA approved meds at present. A new drud is been use at present in clinical trials & N acetyl cysteine been used in Europe.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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