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Forum Name: Pneumonia

Question: Post pneumonia sputum

 Docwhiskey - Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:45 am

In November of 2003 I had pneumonia (I was 24 at the time). Once I was diagnosed and treated I obviously started feeling better. However, since then I have been coughing up sputum almost on an every other day basis (it is mostly clear and thick, though occasionally it is white). My doctor doesn't seem to think anything of it, and I have had several chest x-rays since then and nothing has ever been found. But I am slightly worried as before I got pneumonia I never had this problem, but since I have. Is this something that I am going to just have to deal with, or is there something else at work here?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:25 am

User avatar Hello
This will probably get better but it is not unusual to have lingering symptoms such as this for a while. Without other signs of infection - fever, chills, etc. it is probably within the normal limits.

Best wishes.

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