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

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Mohammad Khan answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

the presentation may be similar or overlapping. Please see pulmonary specialist if you have this problem for 18 months

Answered Jul 23, 2020



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Dr. Stephen Rothstein answered

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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

Answered Mar 21, 2015


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

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.

Answered Oct 23, 2017



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