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I had a CT scan the other day for GI problems but I've just been casually told I have a problem with my lungs and it's bronchiectasis. I have no symptoms at all. I would consider my lung function to be very good for my age (71). Is it possible to have bronchiectasis with no symptoms?

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    Same with me    Doctor hear a wheez and sent me for Ct scan.    Was told I had scars in lung that collect phelgm     Feeling fine.   I do cough up phelgm now and than
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    I have ulcerative colitis (have an ileostomy because of it) and after a CT scan the radiographer identified 'subtle' bronchietasis. I have struggled with a chronic cough and recurrent chest infections for years but my lung function was always supra normal. I've been fobbed off for years because my lung function is so good! I am however now being treated for esonophillic bronchitis. GI and lung problems are in some cases linked. Hope you stay symptom free.

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    Hi Sue. I learned I had bronco the same way. I was having problems with bloating. I had a CT Scan and GI doctor asked if I had lung problems. My answer was no. That was three years ago. Thinking back I would be out of breath when exercising but thought it was because I was a little overweight. I had pneumonia in 2015 which made it worst. It took a while to recover. Now I make sure I use the inhalers, mucinex, allergy pills and spray every day. Prior to 2015 I didn't have to use the inhalers. I had bronchitis earlier this year. The winter months are my worst time. I'm 61 years old.

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      Thank you all... so it does sound as if you can have it without knowing – I suppose I get out of breath if I climb more than 50 stairs! – but doesn't everyone? I wish I'd never had the CT scan, I'd be happier not knowing, because I assume it will eventually get worse and I will get symptoms. Same with osteoporosis – if I hadn't been silly enough to fall over and break my arm 6 years ago I'd have no idea I have it, and wouldn't be worrying all the time. Ditto high cholesterol!!!

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