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What causes persistent cough?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have not talk to my doctor yet but thy said scaring on the left lest costophenic angle lineah opacities ijust want to know what that means I also had I cough for three weeks
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of atelectesis is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the report you have mentioned.
Possibility of atelectesis (partial collapse of part of lung) is more likely in your case.
It is mostly due to accumulation of secretions.
Chest x ray image would be of great help to guide you further.
Please let me know
1. Do you have fever?
2. Do you have chest congestion or mucus expectoration?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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