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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have cough with sputum for 2 weeks what is your diagnosis?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Hard to say: Common things being common, it's likely a viral tracheobronchitis often referred to as a viral upper respiratory tract illness. But without knowing more about your symptoms like any sinuses issues, shortness of breath, wheezing, sneezing/itchy face or eyes, it could range from allergies to postnasal drip to pneumonia and even tuberculosis. If it's not getting better on its own seek help inperson
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
16 years experience
Bronchitis: You most likely have bronchitis. Most cases are viral in nature, though there is always a chance of bacterial infection as well. With symptoms for 2 weeks, I am also concerned that you may have developed pneumonia at this point. If your symptoms are not improving, you should seek medical care.

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