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A 25-year-old female asked:

Recently quit smoking waking w noc asthma attacks-coughing up clear bubbly phlegm-otherwise young healthy active female. copd? cause for alarm?

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Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Unlikely: COPD takes years to develop so this is probably not that. This is probably combination of allergies and poorly controlled asthma. I suggest follow up with your doctor so that you get proper inhalers and perhaps pulmonary function tests to gauge severity of asthma. Congrats on stopping smoking!

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Last updated Oct 15, 2015

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