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Could his cough and shortness of breath and raspyness possibly be emphysema?

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Emphysema can present with all of these symptoms.
To start to make the diagnosis one needs a chest xray and pulmonary function tests.

In brief: Yes

Emphysema can present with all of these symptoms.
To start to make the diagnosis one needs a chest xray and pulmonary function tests.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly...

If the person has smoked, then empysema is a possible etiology of these symptoms.
Other possibilities include gerd and post-nasal drip, bronchospasm or some combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor as well as testing will be necessary to make the diagnosis and render treatment. If currently smoking, need to quit asap!

In brief: Possibly...

If the person has smoked, then empysema is a possible etiology of these symptoms.
Other possibilities include gerd and post-nasal drip, bronchospasm or some combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor as well as testing will be necessary to make the diagnosis and render treatment. If currently smoking, need to quit asap!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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