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Severe cough, nasal bleeding, walking pneumonia, diagnosis of nasal polyp

My son went to see his pediatrician yesterday for a horrible cough and constant bloody nose. He has walking pneumonia and when she looked up his right nostril she said she a polyp . She s referring us to an ENT. But when I looked up nose polyp in children said I was a symptom of CF. Now it s Saturday and I m sick to my stomach thinking my 6 year old has CF
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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thanks for query
its very early to say thats ur son has CF only from above 2 findings
dont be worried
look for the following things
the taste of the sweat of ur son
is he suffering from frequent chest infections??
is there any frothy diarrhoea?
polyp can be explained by other diseases also
consult with the other doctors
do the following test
sweat chloride test
x-ray of para-nasal sinuses
chest x-ray
HRCT thorax if chest x-ray is suggestive or inconclusive
Answered: Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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