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I am 54 years old and an ex-smoker, having quit

Patient: I am 54 years old and an ex-smoker, having quit about 20 years ago. Over the past few mornings I’ve been waking up to a rattling sound when I exhale. No other symptoms except a scratchy voice during the day. The rattle goes away after a single cough. Should I be concerned? Otherwise I am in excellent health.

 

 

Symptoms: Rattling in lungs in morning

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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