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Bronchitis Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bronchitis. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic bronchitis.

  2. Have there been any other similar exacerbations?
  3. Cigarette smoking history?

    Why: it is the major cause of chronic bronchitis.

  4. Cough?

    Why: In chronic bronchitis, there is often a history of cough and sputum production for many years. Initially the cough is present in winter months only but with time the cough is year round.

  5. Sputum

    Why: color and quantity?

  6. Breathing difficulties with exertion?
  7. Audible wheeze?

    Why: may suggest acute or chronic bronchitis (but also asthma, airways obstruction (by a foreign body or tumor).

  8. Blue lips and skin?

    Why: may indicate peripheral cyanosis due to chronic bronchitis.

  9. Ankle swelling?

    Why: may suggest right heart failure as a complication of severe chronic bronchitis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bronchitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Bronchitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Bronchitis:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Bronchitis' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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