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Scarring on lungs what does it mean ?
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Scarring on lungs what does it mean ?

Hi All
I am new to this forum i am worried about my mother who is 75. For the last few years she has had constant chest infections and a bad chest. Last week she couldn't breathe of a night 2 nights and was taken into hospital. They are going to give her a special CT scan were they inject a dye into het lungs they say she may have scarring on her lungs. After antibiotics and steroids she is still not well she is breatheless and can not walk far.
She was a heavy smoker smoking woodbines but gave up 30 years ago.
Any one got any information, thanks for listening !!
Love
Lorraine x
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The scarring decreases her lung capacity. It can be caused by emphysema or other lung ailments. The damaged portion of the lung can not recover. What stage of COPD is she?
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