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Copd with shortness of breath, pink sputum, wheezing ?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exacerbation...

It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation.
If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck!

In brief: Exacerbation...

It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation.
If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Martin Raff
These symptoms are also compatible with left-sided heart failure with pulmonary edema, as well as to acute pulmonary embolization. STRONGLY suggest you seek medical help ASAP.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
As noted, these symptoms can also be related to congestive heart failure, especially with edema and pink sputum. Please seek medical help ASAP as your meds may need adjusting today. Good luck! Please let us know how you make out!!
Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Flare up

Not clear what question is, but if a person with COPD is having these symptoms, there COPD may be worsening and there may be an acute infection.
This can be severe and even life threatening, so need to seek medical attention asap.

In brief: Flare up

Not clear what question is, but if a person with COPD is having these symptoms, there COPD may be worsening and there may be an acute infection.
This can be severe and even life threatening, so need to seek medical attention asap.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exacerbation

Your COPD may be acting up.
See your doctor asap so that treatment can be initiated. Better sooner than later, otherwise you might end up needing hospitalization.

In brief: Exacerbation

Your COPD may be acting up.
See your doctor asap so that treatment can be initiated. Better sooner than later, otherwise you might end up needing hospitalization.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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