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A 23-year-old female asked:

i m suffering from severe attacks of productive cough from 6 months with black streaks in sputom. chest xray is normal. cough usually begins at night?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Possibilities: I would be concerned about asthma and tuberculosis i. Your case. I would also want to know about your work and living circumstances to see if there are any exposures. Reflux could trigger cough at night.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem commented
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
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I would start with a pulmonary function test
Jun 29, 2013

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