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A 39-year-old member asked:

i had pneumonia 8 months ago and i'm feeling short of breath and spitting phlegm?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: If you are feeling short of breath, you should see your doctor. He or she might want to examine you, check your blood oxygen, and possibly send you for a chest X-ray in view of your recent histiry of pneumonia.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
See your doctor: Shortness of breath is a significant problem and a person with it needs a formal medical evaluation as soon as possible. If it is severe and a new symptom it may even mean going to an emergency room or even calling 911. In any case the list of problems that can cause it is long.. Includes recurrent pneumonia ( perhaps with an immune problem, asthma, copd, congestive heart failure, etc etc.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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