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Chronic bronchitis, asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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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.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i will need to ask you few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
please provide ur age, gender
User :   23. female
Doctor :  
do you still have fever?
Doctor :  
do you have chest pain?
User :   low grade fever
Doctor :  
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?

Doctor :  
ok
User :   i am producing sputum, it's light yellow to green
User :   shortness of breath and wheezing
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what were the investigations done? did that include a Pulmonary Function TEst?
User :   i've just had physical exams and a chest xray
Doctor :  
was sputum culture and sensitivity done for you?
User :   no. just physical exam and chest xray
Doctor :  
was any blood test done for you?
Doctor :  
ok

Doctor :  
i will guide you through this
Doctor :  
you will need a physical examination again, and a few blood investigations, and pulmonary function test
Doctor :  
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