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Coughing Up Phlegm With Blood After Lung Surgery
Past smoker for 25 yrs. Non smoker for 9 yrs. Coughing up phlegm with blood and black stuff in the morning have tumors in right lung and acid reflux?
See your doctor!: Your symptoms require an evaluation ASAP by your physician to determine further testing and plan of care. ...Read more
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung?
Parenchymal density: Is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more
Had prednisone but still very wheezy tight chest have started coughing up phlegm and blood what should I do?
Not normal: While this may not represent a major problem, it would not be considered "normal". A follow up with the thoracic surgeon would be advised. Surgical staples used to remove part of a lung could migrate and be coughed up, but evaluation by the surgeon would be best to make sure this doesn't represent a more serious problem. ...Read more
If I'm not coughing up phlegm yet, but am coughing a lot and can smell foul phlegm in my lungs when I cough, should I take an antibiotic?
I diagnosed and treated me for whooping cough. Is it normal for me to be coughing up phlegm and blood and having a runny nose with mucus and blood?
Direahha, chills, severe congestion, no productive cough, chest wheezing, mucus yellow, green & blood tinted when does come up, ears plugged help!
Don't delay: See pcp- coughing up blood needs investigation--get help to quit smoking! ...Read more
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, , cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
I have phlegm in my throat/chest. I have been coughing up phlegm for about 3 weeks now no other problems also when I laugh I cough up phelgm?
My husband would be sleeping and all of a sudden coughing up so bad it leads to vomiting what could be wrong? He did have lung surgery b4 I met him
Proper evaluation: It is difficult from this account to make a diagnosis. He could have sleep apnea and he wakes up gagging to a point of vomiting, or he could have off and on aspirations which could be corrected with proper positioning. I don't know the surgery he had either so I can't make a recommendation to that effect. Have proper evaluation or even maybe a sleep study to find out. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an asthma attack only in the left lung? If not what could be the reason for wheezing and coughing up phlegm in 1 lung? Thanks
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Is this really a simple cold/ flu? Still sick after 3 days. No stuffy/ runny nose, yes coughing up phlegm/ blood, throat irritation, loss appetite.
Fluid on lungs after gb surgery. Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.
Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read more
Had a cough and cold for 3weeks but notice about a week ago I had a tiny bit of blood in my phlegm and then again this morning, scared it's lung cance?
Is it normal to cough up brown phlegm or blood tinged mucous after outpatient surgery intubation and if so when should I see a doctor? Breathing fine.
However if continues after 48 hours would seek some advice from your doctor!
Hope this helps!
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Have I got lung cancer coughing up tiny bit of blood with green phlegm it's happened 4 times have got a cold and cough I'm scared?
I'm so scared I've had a cold and cough but in the mornings wen I cough up phlegm there's been a tiny bit of blood have I got lung cancer?
I am short of breath, chest feels tight, lungs feel like they on fire, have a constant cough which I bring up phlegm and blood spots. Really hurts?
Sever cough with yellow phlegm congest lungs. Went to e r on tues blood work ok no x ray tho cuz pregnant no fever. Day 9 of symptoms. Pneumonia?
Yes: While typical bacterial pneumonia presents with wheezing and productive cough, it can also cause a dry, non-productive cough, chest pain when you breathe, etc. Viral and atypical bacterial pneumonia are also characterized by dry coughs. If you still feel sick, see your physician for a possible chest x-ray or sputum culture. ...Read more
Seek medical care: This could be due to various causes, many of which may need immediate attention. I would seek medical care right away and get an evaluation and workup started. Best not to delay. ...Read more
I have a phlegm in Chest feeling, not coughing up phlegm very weird feeling; uncomfortable. 13 yrs old Heart skipping beats when checking pulse often?
See dr.: Can you ask your parents or guardians to take you to a physician so that you can be examined and an EKG done? In the meantime, please don't drink caffeinated drinks, which include sports energy drinks or take decongestants or any stimulating drugs. If no other option, you can call emergency services if your symptoms worsen. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
It's been over a month that I've been off my meds for my chest infection but I'm still coughing up phlegm& my nose is still stuffed. Should I see a doc?
Need more info: It is unclear what type of "chest infection" you were treating and with what. The basic answer to your question is obvious. See a doctor and be evaluated and treated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a chest cold & I'm coughing up phlegm, but I am also wheezing. Is this a cause for concern? I don't have a pcp, so I would have to go to the er
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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