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I have been having bad chest pain and coughing up mucus that taste awful and sometimes taste like blood.?

I have been having bad chest pain and coughing up mucus that taste awful and sometimes taste like blood.?

Mgt/workup: It is common to have chest pain especially when breathing in, during an episode of bronchitis. If the mucus has any visible blood, please see your physician. This can happen as a result of inflammation.
If you have any problems breathing, or at risk for a heart attack, then you should go to the ED.
A virtual appt can be booked to follow up. 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 am having chest pain and coughing up mucus and runny nose I don't know if I should go in?

I am having chest pain and coughing up mucus and runny nose I don't know if I should go in?

Acute bronchitis: The most likely diagnosis is acute viral bronchitis but a visit to your family doctor (not an emergency room) is reasonable. Read more

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I am still having bad chest pain, coughING up mucus and now but body hurts terribly, I have a fever of 101 and I'm very weak.?

I am still having bad chest pain, coughING up mucus and now but body hurts terribly, I have a fever of 101 and I'm very weak.?

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis. Seek help asap you need to be examined have labs and CXR checked to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need antibiotics inhalers and cough syrup. Please get evaluated promptly! Read more

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Sick for two weeks, really sore throat and coughing up mucus. Dad looked at throat and said was red. Have chest pain. Mom thinks doctor visit is a no.

Sick for two weeks, really sore throat and coughing up mucus. Dad looked at throat and said was red. Have chest pain. Mom thinks doctor visit is a no.

Disagree: Minor but annoying throat infections will often self heal in about a week. Any illness that lasts longer than that - especially if not showing any signs of improvement - should be seen by an MD to determine the cause and possible treatment that might help. In teens with prolonged throat infection I often evaluate them for Mono.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview Read more

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For the past 3-4 weeks I've been coughing up alot if mucus, and lately when I cough I've been having chest pain along with this, what could be causing?

For the past 3-4 weeks I've been coughing up alot if mucus, and lately when I cough I've been having chest pain along with this, what could be causing?

May be pneumonia: Chest pain when coughing is one sign of pneumonia--especially if accompanied by a fever. I recommend you see a physician for eval and treatment. Read more

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I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days I've cough blood up too, I'm rather worried?

I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days I've cough blood up too, I'm rather worried?

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 trauma to the lungs (hard coughing). Read more

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sens...

I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sens...

Cough: You don't need medical care for the average cough or sore throat. You often just need to give your body time to recover. Most are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can’t treat

http://symptoms. Webmd. Com/cold-flu-map/treating-your-cough Read more

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Haven't slept in days, my cough is so bad sometimes I cough up yellow/ slight pink mucus, but usually its clear. No fevers no chest pain. Pneumonia?

Possibly: It may just be bronchitis. However there is a real possiblitiy that it is a pneumonia. Pneumonia does not always present with feve, chest pain and shortness of breath - it usually does though. See your physician, you might need a chest xray. Best wishes. Read more

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I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?

I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?

Phlegm w/o cough: More info is needed. Do you have fever? Have you been exposed to toxic material? Do you have heart disease with congestive heart failure? Is there any underlying lung disease? An evaluation by your doctor will be the first place to start to learn the cause of your symptoms. Read more

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I have ocassonal specks of blood in mucus, no cough and an ocassional dry nose No alergis that im aware off, no chest pain.

I have ocassonal specks of blood in mucus, no cough and an ocassional dry nose No alergis that im aware off, no chest pain.

Exam/x-ray: Please get examined and if needed get an x-ray. The specks may be from small broken blood vessels in your nose or throat, possibly a lung involvement. Please get examined ASAP. Read more

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I can't breath from nose cause of my cough and mucus, the scary part is aside from that I'm having irregular heartbeats. No chest pain. Is this bad?

Insufficient data: R U febrile? U appear to have Flu symptoms or bad cold. Medicines for cold can cause irreg heart beats, & it is good to know what rhythm is on ECG as well as what meds U R taking. You should see an internist. ASAP. Afrin (oxymetazoline) (generic avail) overcounter spray should help clear mucous (only spray sitting up). Little systemic effect, but use gingerly, you nose can become addicted (ie, only clear w afrin). Read more

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Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles. Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning. No chest pain no fev.?

Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles. Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning. No chest pain no fev.?

Chronic bronchitis: You are describing chronic bronchitis. If you smoke this is a strong indication you should quit. In a nonsmoker this could represent asthma or other respiratory conditions. You should see your healthcare provider and get pulmonary function tests. Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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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Chest Pain (Definition)

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