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Have mucus that comes up into throat i assume from my lungs as my sinus' are clear. it has been going on for 5 years now with no diagnosis. feel bad and sometimes a little short of breath, more a heaviness feeling. have had pft and test for asthma, foo

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Mucus: Did you had allergy test done. Do you have allergy symptoms. Chest radiograph needs to be performed as well. Are you a smoker?. Chronic allergies, chronic bronchitis , other chronic lung conditions/ infections can cough chronic cough with chest congestion. You are having short ness of breath as well - need to get further work up done or be referred to a pulmonologist.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
See below: Asthma is still possible even if pft doesn't show it. Less likely if you have had metacholine challenge, not sure if that is what you mean by test for asthma. Acid reflux is another possibility, as well as occupational exposures to fumes or chemicals that may irritate your airways without actually causing asthma. I assume you don't smoke; if you do that would explain everything.

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