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  • Reviewed on 3/11
    By Dr. Christopher A Czaja, MD

Bronchiectasis: Symptoms


Symptoms of bronchiectasis include a cough. The cough may be productive of mucus. With infections the mucus may be discolored, foul-smelling and may contain blood (hemoptysis). Shortness of breath, wheezing, weight loss, and fatigue can also occur. Some people with bronchiectasis also have chronic sinusitis. This requires further evaluation since bronchiectasis and sinusitis may be due to the same underlying disease.
If left untreated, symptoms of bronchiectasis may progress. Further symptoms may include increasing shortness of breath, worsening quality of life and even heart failure.

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