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A 31-year-old member asked:

I can't stop wheezing and coughing. could i have developed asthma?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Persistent wheezing may be a sign of asthma, which should not be ignored especially during pregnancy as it can deleterious effects both on the fetus and mom.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibilities...: You may have developed asthma but this is only one reason for bronchospasm. Other possibilities include acute or chronic bronchitis, empysema, gerd, sinusitis, etc. You need to be seen by your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Yes: Or, you can have asthmatic bronchitis, or many other asthma-like diseases the classification of which keeps blossoming. Things to consider would be family history, allergies, smoking, occupational and other exposures and many more. Get yourself checked!

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can coughing without wheezing be asthma?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Yes: Asthma has no hard and fast definition. A history of intermittent symptoms typical of asthma (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath) plus the finding on physical examination of characteristic musical wheezing strongly point to a diagnosis of asthma. Patients with asthma may have only cough. Furthermore, wheezing can be seen in illnesses other than asthma.

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