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A 20-year-old female asked:

I had bronchitis as a kid, im 21 and have sob, severe cough at times (most laying), tightness in my chest, and coughing up small bits of mucus at a time. i just coughed and had yellow tint mucus with a spot of blood. not a lot but a small spot. help?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Get evaluated/ One form of chronic lung condition is cough variant asthma, which often appears in young kids as recurrent bronchitis. Simple studies can confirm or exclude this as a problem. Proper diagnosis can lead to appropriate simple treatments that can make life much easier/enjoyable.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Any cough lasting longer than 2 weeks needs to be investigated. You may have bronchiectasis from the infections you had as a child. It is imperative that you consult a pulmonologist to take measure to prevent the damage getting worse. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
A Pulmonary evaluation is recommended. This may include PFTs and imaging. Possible causes include post infection changes in airway structure. A TB screen is recommended. A virtual consult is available for additional information and follow up.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2021

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