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A 47-year-old male asked:

Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. cough up sputum everyday. wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. copd or late onset asthma?

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
COPD/asthma: the presentation may be similar or overlapping. Please see pulmonary specialist if you have this problem for 18 months
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Wheezing: Could be either. You need to see a pulmonologist, get breathing test with and without an inhaler and possibly a CT chest. You may also need a sputum culture as well
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Many possible dx: These symptoms may be related to a number of possible pulmonary conditions. Your physician may suggest puilmonary function testing, a CT scan and sputum cultures and cytology. In addition, if you have had a pulmonary infeciton in the past, bronchiectasis is another consideration. If you have ever smoked, this increases the likelihood of COPD.

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