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    Old 12-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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    Mild interstitial changes on lung/chest xray. help?!

    I'm a 32 yr old female. I have doctored on and off with 'asthma' for a couple years. My only symptoms are a mild asthmatic score on spirometry test and burning pain in what feels like the lungs (I've had this symptom for 8 years).
    I had a chest xray in 2010, it was clear. I was sent for one yesterday and shows 'mild interstitial changes' when compared to the 2010 test.
    What can this mean? Does it mean I'm developing pulmonary fibrosis??

     
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    Old 12-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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    Re: Mild interstitial changes on lung/chest xray. help?!

    SDK
    If you find out, please post. I actually just came on this board to find out myself. I had a chest xray for an incidental reason and had the same finding. I have zero pulmonary issues (at least that I know of) and no symptoms. Thanks!
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    Old 12-21-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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    Re: Mild interstitial changes on lung/chest xray. help?!

    What is your doctor recommending? I'm having a follow up ct scan on 01/02 and being referred to a pulmonary specialist.

     
    Old 12-21-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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    Re: Mild interstitial changes on lung/chest xray. help?!

    Hi. None of the various dr's who saw it even bothered to comment on it, which may be a clue to how vague and meaningless it is, I hope. I was hospitalized last week and the chest xray was routine. No one mentioned it to me at the hospital, nor on follow up with my primary care dr. I was just gathering the records at home today and noticed it. That shows you how dangerous a little information is in the wrong hands; currently Im experiencing some health issues they cant pinpoint and I guess I feel maybe they are missing something. Or maybe I should just let the drs do their job.

    I did have a full body CT scan this week but have not gotten the results back so I am assuming if that is clear then this is just an incidental finding. None of my symptoms are breathing, lung related so maybe that is why no one is paying attention to this.

    From the little bit I read, it seems it might be common/expected in people with airway issues just as asmtha, so I would not be too worried if I were you. Good luck. L

     
    Old 12-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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    Thank you for the response! That makes me feel better. All the worry from this has ruined my holidays because I've been convinced something was horribly wrong. If you remember, please check back and let me know how your scan went.

     
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