I have bronchiectasis caused by a hypoplastic right lung and many chest infections. Over the last few months my chest has started crackling much more than it used to. It's worse when I breathe out and the loudest crackles are in time with my heartbeat. It turns into more of a squeak when my lungs are almost empty, but always in time with my pulse!!
I am feeling as though I have more phlegm than usual so I guess it's just an exacerbation of my usual problems? It's difficult for a GP to detect any anomalies with a stethoscope due to the hyperplasia in my right lung, but I do wonder if I might have some fluid further down. Anyone else get these noises with bronchiectasis please? These are fairly new for me so I'm a little concerned. Guess it's time for yet another trip to the GP lol