A 55-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

have had a bad cough bronchitis for 3 months. e smoker stopped 5 years ago wheezing and shortness of breath. have bad mucus dark green for 3 months?

1 doctor answer
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Get treated: You need to get checked out and treated. Whether your problem is copd, asthma, bronchiectasis, or something else, the longer the illness goes on in a poorly-controlled state, the worse it will be for your long-term health. This applies to your entire body, including your heart, not just your lungs.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
1
1 comment
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
I agree, and your PCP can obtain sputum cultures including cellularity, as well as imaging studies to determine the underlying cause.
Nov 7, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Asthma action plan: An additional controller medication may be useful .Use your Albuterol for symptoms every three to four hours, as needed. Please see your physician and ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: An inbox consultation is available and the imaging may be reviewed at that time. The imaging can be uploaded for review. Have you had a CF sweat tes ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Post viral : He may have pneumonia, bronchitis or post viral inflammation related to his symptoms. The relief from his inhaler is consistent with bronchospasm. The ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: An asthma patient may need more doses of asthma medication or a second medication, or just fine-tuning of her asthma meds. If the doctor feels there i ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month