My husband saw a top Chest Consultant who confirmed the asbestos related disease and stated that this does not have coughing and copious sputum as part of the symptoms.
His chest complaint has worsened over the years and our GP says he has crackles in his lungs and now says it is Bronchiectasis. We have recently seen a local chest consultant who says bronchiectasis starts in childhood and the coughing sputum is probably due to pleural plaques and has ordered a CT scan. We feel rather confused. He has had 4 lots of antibiotics this year and GP suggests long term use will probably be the answer.