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Coughing spasms and I get shortness of breath and tightness in the left side of my chest and I cough up phlegm over half the time when I cough.

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine

In brief: Chronic bronchitis

It sounds like you may have a form of COPD called chronic bronchitis.
See your primary care doctor and get evaluated, diagnosed and treated.

In brief: Chronic bronchitis

It sounds like you may have a form of COPD called chronic bronchitis.
See your primary care doctor and get evaluated, diagnosed and treated.
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Lung disease

If this is new it could be a pneumonia.
If you are a smoker this could be COPD or emphysema. You should be seen and evaluated, as there are treatments that help with both

In brief: Lung disease

If this is new it could be a pneumonia.
If you are a smoker this could be COPD or emphysema. You should be seen and evaluated, as there are treatments that help with both
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Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Bronchitis

Or possibly pneumonia.
It's also possible it's a virus like a cold, but given the severity of the cough you should get checked by a doctor ASAP. They may want to do blood tests and a chest x-Ray and you may need antibiotics.

In brief: Bronchitis

Or possibly pneumonia.
It's also possible it's a virus like a cold, but given the severity of the cough you should get checked by a doctor ASAP. They may want to do blood tests and a chest x-Ray and you may need antibiotics.
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