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Old 12-18-2003, 12:14 AM   #1
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Question what is interstitial changes?

ok im 28 yrs old and i have had asthma all my life....Well in the mid of July I came down with a very nasty bout of pneumonia in my left lung which formed a cavity.... Well it continued to linger on for 3 months before it almost cleared. My ? is on my last x ray report the radiologist stated Still increased markings without consolidation above the left lower lung feild.. improvent since the last x ray follow up until clear.. Chronic interstitial Changes bilaterally.
Well I know the markings were the pneumonia trying to clear, but what is this chronic interstitial changes? Does this mean I have an interstitial lung disease? Pulmonary fibrosis? I mentioned these concerns to my pulmonary Specialist. She said I dont show signs of someone with fibrosis. so she gave me a pulmonary funtion test to put my mind at ease which came back good. She said despite the changes that my x ray states I have my lungs are functioning just fine and I dont have Pulmonary fibrosis but in the same breathe she said Im not for sure what your lungs are doing but follow up for another x ray in 3 months..... If someone has any input please let me know.
Oh yeah before the last x ray i used my inhaler like a min before the xray could this have had anything to do with the changes?
....God bless

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