The most common symptom of bronchiectasis is a cough that’s chronic (it doesn’t go away) and productive (it brings up phlegm/mucus). Bronchiectasis causes people to cough up large amounts of mucus. The mucus is sometimes yellow or green and it sometimes smells bad.
Other symptoms of bronchiectasis include:

  • feeling short of breath
  • chest pain
  • wheezing
  • coughing up blood
  • fever
  • weakness
  • weight loss without trying


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Page Last Updated: 19/08/2014