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Can mucus stay in chest year round?

Can mucus stay in chest year round?

Only if dried out: Normally mucous moves out of your chest and is replaced by more mucous. One can produce increasing amounts which becomes increasingly more difficult to clear. However this does not usually remain stationary in the lungs. Occasionally mucous plugging can occur. In that case the mucus becomes thickened and changes into a plug which may have to be removed with a bronchoscope. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I have been coughing, chest congestion,and spitting up mucus for 2 weeks no other symptoms can allergies be the cause ,I have thm evry year but difrnt?

I have been coughing, chest congestion,and spitting up mucus for 2 weeks no other symptoms can allergies be the cause ,I have thm evry year but difrnt?

See doctor: If you have had similar symptoms at about the same months every year, then allergy is a likely trigger for your symptoms. Talk to your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more

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I've had pretty bad chest congestion for a few years now, sometimes clearing my airways of mucus every 2 minutes. Gets worse in cold, exercise, indoor?

I've had pretty bad chest congestion for a few years now, sometimes clearing my airways of mucus every 2 minutes. Gets worse in cold, exercise, indoor?

May be asthma and...: It is difficult to tell what you have, but i would suspect asthma is likely cause of your trouble. Cystic fibrosis may have similar symptoms, but should have been having symptoms since childhood. COPD is not likely in a 24 yrs old and alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency may also do so, but often in 30s-40s and smoking increase/causes earlier symptoms. U should consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer ? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer ? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

Sounds ok but..: if stools red , bloody see gastroenterologist, if heart feels like what you said see cardiologist they can do the right tests, don't worry sounds not serious,especially if all labs including cbc,cmp,tsh, normal[complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel,thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin d level[25[oh]D] , serum iron level . good lifestyle is all u can do, never smoke, mild alcohol.walk ...Read more

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I have very strong mucus in chest for very longtime?

I have very strong mucus  in chest for very longtime?

Chronic chest mucus: If "a long time" is more than three months then this is suspicious for either chronic bronchitis or with brochiectasis and you should see a pulmonary specialist. Other conditions may be cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to rattling mucus on my chest? I am not sick rite now

What can I do to rattling mucus on my chest? I am not sick rite now

You : You likely have a lot of mucus to cause the rattling. The first thing is to stay away from cigarette smoke if you know smokers. The second thing is to hydrate very well with water. It is easiest to expell the mucus when it is moist. Recommend at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. An over the counter expectorant can also be helpful (you can talk to the pharmacist at your drug store for specific recommendations). The cadilac is a medical acupuncture treatment that is moving energy and impacting the lungs. Take care. ...Read more

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