Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Bronchiectasis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through with your doctor’s appointment.

  • How advanced is my disease?
  • Am I contagious? Is my family at risk?
  • How often should I provide a sample of mucus for culture at the laboratory?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of a flare-up?
  • What should I do when I experience a flare-up?
  • Is there anything I can do to prevent a flare-up?
  • How long does it take for the medication to start working? What should I do if I don’t feel better? What are the side-effects of the medication?
  • Should I take an over-the-counter cough and cold product?
  • Can you recommend anything that can help me with the emotional toll of having lung disease?

Page last updated: November 17, 2022

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