Chronic bilateral rib pain is not directly associated with bronchiectasis. It may be indirectly related if the bronchiectasis results in chronically harsh coughing. You are right. You do need a doctor who understands bronchiectasis – the type of bronchiectasis, the distribution of it in both lungs, the role of infection including infection with an atypical form of tuberculosis called mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and, most important of all, the optimum treatment of bronchiectasis. In most instances, this would be a lung specialist, also called a pulmonologist.
Bronchiectasis can occur with cystic fibrosis (CF) and, if that is your health problem, you need a doctor with experience in the treatment of CF. Most, if not all university medical centers have CF clinics and that is the best choice for persons with CF, adults or children.
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