Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms
The symptoms of cystic fibrosis vary from person to person and over time. Sometimes you will have few symptoms. Other times, your symptoms may become more severe.
One of the first signs of cystic fibrosis (CF) that parents may notice is that their baby's skin tastes salty when kissed or the baby doesn't pass stool when first born.
Most of the other signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis develop later and may include:
- infections that block the airways that causes frequent coughing;
- frequent bouts of sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia;
- foul-smelling, greasy stools;
- severe constipation;
- rectal prolapse;
- liver disease;
- infertility; and