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Bronchoscopy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a doctor if any of the following occur:

  • You become increasingly short of breath.
  • You develop increasing bleeding with a cough or chest pain.
  • You feel ill or develop any other symptom.

When to go to the hospital

Go to the hospital's emergency department if you cannot reach your doctor and you develop sudden shortness of breath or bleeding with cough or severe chest pain.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/24/2015

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