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I am having chronic cough from 4 months Sputum is thick

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JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I am having chronic cough from 4 months Sputum is thick yellow color and morning it is brown or black
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: From past few days, When I breath in and try to hold for few seconds I am feeling pain in the right side of my chest And I feel shortness of breath when I wake upin the morning Even i dont have nassal blockage
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Yes I had treated for Acute bronchitis 3 years ago
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Do you have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did you have any test?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

How old are you?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.

I am sorry for your symptoms.
Cough for such long period can be from a few causes.
There can be a chronic infection.
Allergy, asthma can cause it.
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, growth can be there.
Sometimes, heart issues like failure may be associated with chronic cough.
Yellow color is often from a bacterial infection.
Brownish or blackish color can be from altered blood in sputum.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
You can need a few tests like chest X ray, CT, sputum test, lung function tests. blood work etc.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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Regards.