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what does it mean to have a lot of phlegm

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some infection: If one has a respiratory infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, or the lungs, the damaged cells lining the inside of those areas will ooze some mucus ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Varies: Phlegm color can vary: sometimes it can be yellow, sometimes it can be white, sometimes it can be clear. "bad" color types, so to speak, are like brow ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Coughing: You might have some reflux coming up to your throat. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of lpr, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. I would have y ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Must be GERD: It sounds like you might be having heartburn related (gerd- gastroesopaheal reflux disease) flegm. Talk you your doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more: information. like what color, smell or volume of discharge. It could be normal, sign of infection or ovulation or post menstruation
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Discharge.: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood fl ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say.: Your symptom is vague. Could really be anything. Just out of the box it is very unlikely to be anything serious, but if these are new for you it cer ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mucous in throat: You could gargle with warm saltwater you could have either allergies or reflux especially if you have an acid taste in your mouth acid taste associa ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal finding: Infants and young children are the center of their own world & expect those in their environment to provide them with attention, praise and nurturing. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is acute bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malign ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
No: Blue extremities can mean low oxygen levels but this could occur in lung, heart or vascular diseases. There are also rheumatologic (arthritis) type i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends where from?: Blood in a mucus nasal discharge when u blow your nose is common & rarely of concern. Blood in mucus coughed up from chest may be serious & should be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
It is what it is.: Doesn't mean anything more or less than if somebody is short in height. Neither good nor bad, it is what you make of it.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: Fever can be due multiple causes- infection (viral, bacterial), inflammation, multi-system illness etc. Go see your dr for evaluation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
That depends: Some cervical mucus discharges can be normal such as the changes that may occur with hormonal changes during ovulation. Other times, an abnormal disch ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Diarrhea: Liquid stool (poo) or diarrhea is caused by several conditions including viruses or other intestinal ailments. Viruses are usually self limiting and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two things: Either your smell nerves have been shot or your flow of air from your nose entry to your smell nerves has been impaired.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
You MAY: Have esophageal disease. See a gastro=enterologist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/ ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clarify: If you are eating tissue paper, you may have picca. If you are referring to bodily tissue, i would ask the provider who informed you of this.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Low normal: A temp of 95.o is lower than average but it may be normal .
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fever & sore throat: You likely have an infection. Could be viral or bacterial. For viral infection, we treat these with supportive measures, like increasing fluid intak ... Read More

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