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lung crackles/rales?

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  • Posted By: Missymexxx
  • March 22, 2010
  • 11:16 AM

hiya, i was wondering if any-one had any experience with this?

I get luck crackles/rales in my left lung on expiration, they are quite loud and can generally be heard without using a stethescope, they dont clear with coughing, all plehgm is normal. I get short of breath, and have palpitations about 3 days before a get my bad chest, but they only last a second or two.

The crackles are worse when lying flat or on my left side, so i end up sleeping on my right side, the dr gives me antibiotics but i do not believe i have any infection?

This will last for about 4 or 5 weeks then gets better, i get it a few times a year.

has any-one any clue whats going on??

p.s. i don't smoke i gave up 3 years ago

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