A 39-year-old female asked:
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i ve cough and focal atelectasis in left lower lobe[where i ve bronchiectasis], chest physio has not helped, please advice what next steps can be to fix it?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis is a result of lung tissue destruction. Lung excercise might help but you would need to see a lung specialist to find out the etiology of your problem. Treating the underlying disease would prevent further lung destruction or worsening bronchiectasis and improve your lung function. Many things can present that way. Both allergist and pulmonilogist are well versed in this condition.
Answered on Jan 25, 2014

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Probably: Generally linear atelectasis is not a big deal. Why were you getting a chest x-ray?

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