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Coughing up mucus plug

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
No: Its a good thing you coughed up a thickened plug of mucous that would obstruct an airway. If you have asthma make sure you are under control
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Cause: I must admit I do not have a ready answer. That said you have two choices: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. 2: Contact your... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: You could have BRONCHIECTASIS... an isolated segment of your lung which gets plugged with your ordinary secretions . Since these segments can get infe... Read More
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: This is not normal, see a pulmonologist or atleast your PCP.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
69 years experience
Don't delay: See pcp- coughing up blood needs investigation--get help to quit smoking!
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely OK: It is not uncommon to have a lingering cough after an upper respiratory infection that can last up to a month. As long as the mucus is mot often clear... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Remains effective: I don't want to contribute to discord between you and you're wife. But you're right and she needn't be concerned. It isn't possible to cough more than... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Bronchitis: It sounds like you may have bronchitis. Make sure you stay well hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine, sugary drinks and alcohol. I... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Cough: I would see a doctor today. May be bronchitis or a pneumonia and with the kidney pain, I would check it out.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of tr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Classic symptoms of your asthma getting cranked up. Time to call and see your physician.
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