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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Hello- I wrote in before with my symptoms of shortness of breath for 10 years and a crackle in my left lung when bending over and waking (lasts 30 seconds).
It was suggested I could have Bronchiectasis. (http://www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/80892.htm) After doing a little research, I noticed this condition usually has a cough, which I do NOT have. Is it possible to have Bronchiectasis without a cough for this long?
Thank you so much for your help!
Probably not, a cough is the primary symptom of bronchiectasis.
Jeff E Weiland, MD
Associate Professor - Clinical
OSU Asthma Center
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University