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THAT I MAY HAVE IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS. AGE 62 MALE.

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I AM AFRAID THAT I MAY HAVE IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS.
AGE 62 MALE. QUITE SMOKING DEC 2015 IMMEDIATE =CLIMB OF BLOOD PRESSURE. W2AS NOR4MAL OF 120/870 NOW WITH BLOOD PRESSURE 140/90 WITHOUT 160 /110.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH PRESSURE SENSATION ON CHEST. XRAY NORMAL. STRESS TEST NORMAL ACHY AL TYE TIME 2 WEEKS.
family HISTORY
FATHER DIED OF IUDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS AT AGE 61. UNCLE ( FATHERE'S BROTHER DIED OF SAME AT 50 . NEITHER ONE HAD EARLIER SIGNS
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I understand your fear given your family history and recent symptom onset.

You should consider a CT scan of the chest for better evaluation.

If that isnormal no reason to worry.
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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hello

I am a double board certified US clinical doctor and I have a different answer for you.

Go to the clinic now! Do not way.

You need an EKG

Possibilities here are

heart disease [angina]

pulmonary embolus

Lung disease

Other heart disease.

Do not wait on this and you will not get a chest CT any time soon.

A stress test is not definitive: if you are still having pain it needs further investigation.

coronary artery spasm is NOT ruled out at this point.

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