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Checking for secondary in lung


Re: Checking for secondary in lung

Hi Fiona


Thanks for posting.


It sounds as if you’re having a tough time with your symptoms. You’re not being paranoid and it’s understandable to be concerned about your cough.


It’s not possible to say what your cough and shortness of breath is due to. It may be a viral illness or could be the COVID19 virus.


It’s important you contact your GP to discuss this. I’m unsure if you’re still in contact with your treatment team. If so, it would also be a good idea  to get in touch with them to ask for their advice.

You can also read the guidance from the NHS 111 coronavirus service.


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Best wishes




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Checking for secondary in lung


I have had a small persistent cough and inability to properly clear my throat since having a cold in January. I am also getting out of breath more easily.

i am overweight so that may simply be a factor but I am trying to avoid bothering my doctor for obvious reasons at the moment. Am I being paranoid?