Hi, I had a ct scan of my lungs as the year before I had a that wouldn't go for ages and it had come back so had a ct scan as I have been a full time smoker since 17 and on and off (mostly on) since I was 40 (19 years ago). Ct scan showed moderate apical scarring and a 3mm lower nodule.
I was so frightened when the Dr rang and told me this. She didn't seem that botheted. I was sent to see a Pulmanologist who did lung function tests and checked my over but couldn't open the ct scan disc.
He rang later and said he wasn't bothered by my ct scan only the terrible place I had it done at lol.
I am still worried as I'm congested and have mucus all the time with a cough that comes and goes. I feel I've damaged my lungs with stupidly smoking for many years. Every time I look up lung scarring it says pulmonary fibrosis and that sounds very scarry and final.
Don't know if I should go back and the Pulmanologist?