Episodes of excessive phlegm from upper left chest without cough (TB)
I was diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis in August of 2020. I am still completing my medicines and is supposed to finish treatment in May 2021. It has been a hard journey still full of concerns whether I am actually cured or not. I migrated to a different country at the end of 2019, away from family, for a graduate degree only for TB to take over everything.
Since December of 2020, I experience clear white phlegm being produced in left upper chest after I eat breakfast. I never feel the urge to cough until its too much and I just cough to get it all out.
I also have strong acid reflux and heart burn due to medicine and I take medicine around 8am in the morning. Usually the episode of phlegm production lasts for 1 to 2 hours and afterwards it is mostly fine the whole day.
On talking with doctor at TB clinic, they always say that its due to acid reflux but my understanding is that acid reflux causes phlegm in throat not airways? Why only on the left side. Can it be that its caused by TB, although I don't have other TB symptoms such as lack of appetite or weight loss.
If someone has any idea or clue what is happening, please let me know I will be extremely thankful to finally understand the reason for this.