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Coughing up mucus plugs

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 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
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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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Don't delay: See pcp- coughing up blood needs investigation--get help to quit smoking!
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See doctor asap: For an evaluation. Quit smoking, bronchitis probable but the blood is of concern so see doctor asap, .
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
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 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
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Cough: I would see a doctor today. May be bronchitis or a pneumonia and with the kidney pain, I would check it out.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Cough: You may have an infection like mycoplasma for which zithromax will help. Alternatively could be reflux or post nasal drip from allergies. . Would ele... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Classic symptoms of your asthma getting cranked up. Time to call and see your physician.

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