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Chest Pain And Coughing Up Mucus
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
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause of coughing up white foamy phlegm and chest pain from shoulder to shoulder and Shortness of breath?
Bronchitis: Chest discomfort with white phlegm may be from a viral bronchitis. If the phlegm turns yellow, green or red see the doctor to check for a bacterial infection which may respond to an antibiotic. Recurrent symptoms should always be evaluated by the doctor. Do not smoke or use any tobacco products... 'Prevention Works!' ...Read more
Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?
See your doctor : Depending on how long this has been going on will help to determine whether this infection that you have is viral or bacterial. The answer will help to determine whether you will need and benefit from an antibiotic. The fact that the mucus is discolored does not mean that it is bacterial. That decision is based on a variety of factors including how long your symptoms have been going on. ...Read more
Hard to breathe from nose, yellow sputum, painful cough, fatigue, and upper chest pain. No fever.
Infection: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually resolves without specific treatment in a week or so. Signs that a more serious infection is present include fever,chills,sweats,worsening cough, chest pain on deep breathing,increasing discolored sputum, and shortness of breath. See your physician if your symptoms persist or worsen?chest xray,antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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Possibilities...: If the left chest pain increases with cough and deep breathing, then it is likely related to the other symptoms. If this is the case, the likely diagnoses are bronchitis vs pneumonia. Often, the only way to tell the difference is via chest x-ray. If the left chest pain does not increase w/ above maneuvers, see a doctor today so cardiac etiology can be ruled out. Go to er if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up tinted pink mucous, dizziness sore throat, painful breathing, chest pain etc. Pneumonia?
Possible pneumonia: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ?
23 yo female. Full body aches.chest pain. Coughing up mucus. Sore neck and headache. Progressively worse through day.
I've been coughing for over a week. It started out dry and now has turned into heaving, coughing up mucus, and severe chest pain. Should I see a doc?
I been coughing up mucus for over ten +yrs i get acid reflux and my feet and ankles sewell up i get fatigue and i some times have chest pain?
See lung doctor: You need further evaluation and treatment. If you ignore it, you will get worse. ...Read more
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
I have had a mucus cough for 3 weeks but started to get pain in the lower right side of my back and chest pain on the right side of my chest help?
Go to the Doctor: You are sick. You are so sick you are now in pain. Please sign off of the internet and call your family clinic to be seen today. ...Read more
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?
Painful cough causing chest pain and some barking for 4 days, some mucus. Very bad uncontrollable coughing fits for 3 nights for an hour. Infection?
See your doctor: Definitely an infection but need to figure out whether viral or bacterial, uncluding pertussis. ...Read more
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 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
I have had a cough for weeks taken 3 different antibodics when I cough up mucus it is clear hard to catch my breath in the mornings and chest pain?
Havent 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?
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
What do you recommend if I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?
Yes.. it is possible: Have it evaluated and treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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