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.
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