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Do you smoke currently or have you smoked in the past?
There is a high possibility of Bronchiectasis, which is a condition in which there is abnormal dilatation and destruction of airways in the lungs which leads to daily production of phlegm and cough.
There are many reasons for this, including some genetic syndromes, repeated chest infections, poor immunity or certain other immune disorders. Sometimes, no exact cause is identified.
At this stage you need a MDCT (Multidetector Helical CT) of the chest. Chest X-ray can give suspicious findings, but its not diagnostic for this condition.
You can discuss this with your treating physician and either ask about idea of proceeding with MDCT or get referral to a Pulmonologist.
This can be treated; and there are a number of interventions available in terms of medications and surgical options, your pulmonologist can decide.
Good luck and my sincere wishes for your good health.
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