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I was told last Friday after by a chest consultant investigating my chronic cough of many years that I have 'some bronchiectasis' but that it's not really significant and many people may be walking around with that amount and not even know it. I have had a chronic cough for many years, produce yellow/green mucus daily, have periods of heavy fatigue, reccurant infections and have been majorly Vit D deficient. I also have ulcerative colitis which resulted in a sub total colectomy 2 years ago. I have read that UC and bronciectasis can go hand in hand and was wondering if anyone could shed any light on why he was so dismissive of the part that this bronciectasis could be playing? My lung function tests were better than average, which as long time runner I expected and I am not unduly worried for the present about it but as someone who was told nothing of the seriousness of ulcerative colitis upon my diagnosis yet 10 years later had to have their bowel removed because of it I am eager to be fully aware of any progressive disease.
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