Chronic bronchitis, asthma - Online Doctor Chats
User : i've been having some problems getting over bronchitis. i've had it since the end of july and have gone through 3 rounds of antibiotics, steroids and cough syrup. the chest xray came back fine, no pneumonia. is there something else i can try to get rid of this bronchitis?
Doctor : hi
User : i've noticed a few small streaks of blood in the phlegm that i've coughed up. when i mentioned this at the doctor's office, the doctor never addressed that.
please give me time to go through your history
User : ok
User : i normally wouldn't worry about it much, but it's lasting so long and i have asthma...so the bronchitis, asthma and my allergies are all making it pretty hard to breathe
i will need to ask you few more questions. can i proceed?
User : sure
please provide ur age, gender
User : 23. female
do you still have fever?
do you have chest pain?
User : low grade fever
do you produce sputum on coughing? if yes what color?
User : yes, i have chest pain when i breathe, mainly only when i breathe deeply
Doctor : shortness of breath and wheezing?
User : i am producing sputum, it's light yellow to green
User : shortness of breath and wheezing
what were the investigations done? did that include a Pulmonary Function TEst?
User : i've just had physical exams and a chest xray
was sputum culture and sensitivity done for you?
User : no. just physical exam and chest xray
was any blood test done for you?
i will guide you through this
you will need a physical examination again, and a few blood investigations, and pulmonary function test
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Doctor : I need to ask you few questions and our interaction may take 15 to 20 more minutes.
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