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If I coughed up mucus could I possibly have copd?

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Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

COPD is diagnosed based on symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and tests (xrays and lung function tests).
If you have a chronic cough and are a smoker you should get evaluated by your physician.

In brief: No

COPD is diagnosed based on symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and tests (xrays and lung function tests).
If you have a chronic cough and are a smoker you should get evaluated by your physician.
Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

While a chronic productive cough is suggestive of copd, especially in a smoker with shortness of breath as well, coughing up mucus could also be due to allergies or sinus infections.

In brief: Yes

While a chronic productive cough is suggestive of copd, especially in a smoker with shortness of breath as well, coughing up mucus could also be due to allergies or sinus infections.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Coughing up mucous is a normal lung and airway function.
You could have COPD for other reasons though.

In brief: No

Coughing up mucous is a normal lung and airway function.
You could have COPD for other reasons though.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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