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Does having costochondritis cause phelgm?

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Posted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I went to the Doctor last week and have costochondritis, now I have developed phlegm....is that part of it and also I do have COPD
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Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that costochondritis is unlikely to cause phlegm , it is the COPD which should be the likely culprit behind this. People suffering from COPD undergo acute exacerbation frequently or it can be some superimposed infection over it that could have led to the phlegm.

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Dr. Shruti
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