The most common symptom of bronchiectasis is a cough that’s chronic (it doesn’t go away) and productive (it brings up phlegm/mucus). Bronchiectasis causes people to cough up large amounts of mucus. The mucus is sometimes yellow or green and it sometimes smells bad.
Other symptoms of bronchiectasis include:
- feeling short of breath
- chest pain
- coughing up blood
- weight loss without trying