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What are the symptoms of lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

There are a number of common symptoms associated with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), including shortness of breath during physical exertion, chest pain that increases when inhaling, coughing that may include bloody phlegm, and wheezing. These symptoms may get progressively worse. Other, more serious symptoms include collapsed lung, body fluids building up inside the lungs, and swollen lymph nodes.

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