Signs & Symptoms Pulmonology

Bronchiectasis
Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of bronchiectasis vary for each person and in rare cases, a patient may not experience any symptoms at all. However, common symptoms may include:

  • Cough, which worsens when lying down
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal chest sounds
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Discolored or foul smelling mucus, or mucus that contains blood

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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