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Is coughing after a nuclear stress test normal?

I had a nuclear stress test today, and almost didn't make target heart.rate.due to.shortness of breath. After the treadmill portion, and the radioactive injection they led me to a room to wait an hour...and I had rea lly bad.coughing spells. I was diagnosed with reactive airway disease in my 20s, no pulmonary function tests done just given inhalers...now 46..I was still out of breath 15 minutes later. Is coughing after.a nuclear stress.test.normal?.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014
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it is possible that you had an allergic reaction during the test. either way, I would recommend you see your primary care doctor who can schedule lung function tests which will help diagnose the underlying condition. of course cough can also be due to a myriad other things and so a visit to your primary doctor would be helpful
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Is coughing after a nuclear stress test normal?

it is possible that you had an allergic reaction during the test. either way, I would recommend you see your primary care doctor who can schedule lung function tests which will help diagnose the underlying condition. of course cough can also be due to a myriad other things and so a visit to your primary doctor would be helpful