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Could you have emphysema without coughing?
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
In the early stages, you can compensate for emphysema and have no symptoms at all.
Later on, you may just have shortness of breath and fatigue without much coughing. Check yourself or your loved one, there is evidence that with early treatment the progression of emphysema may be slowed down.

In brief: Yes
In the early stages, you can compensate for emphysema and have no symptoms at all.
Later on, you may just have shortness of breath and fatigue without much coughing. Check yourself or your loved one, there is evidence that with early treatment the progression of emphysema may be slowed down.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
COPD could present with cough, frequent episodes of bronchitis, wheezing, or shortness of breath.

In brief: Yes
COPD could present with cough, frequent episodes of bronchitis, wheezing, or shortness of breath.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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