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Should I talk to my doctor about my siderosis symptoms?

Since siderosis doesn't usually produce symptoms, you will likely discover that you have siderosis when you receive a chest X-ray for another illness or condition. You should tell your doctor about any history of welding or metalwork you have. This will help your doctor diagnose siderosis, as well as any other respiratory illness you may have developed from breathing in particles or fumes at work. Tell your doctor about any difficulties with breathing you may have or have had in the past.

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