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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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Back in March I had an infection that caused dry cough along with chest pain. Cough lasted 2 months but chest pain hasn't gone away. Suggestions?

Back in March I had an infection that caused dry cough along with chest pain. Cough lasted 2 months but chest pain hasn't gone away. Suggestions?

Chest wall strain : if you had cough so long it can cause strain of chest wall muscles, tendons,ribs...pain in chest, especially with derp breath, sneezing.change of position. #1 treat cough! if gone #2 keep deep breathing exercises - ok to use Advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated up to 800 mg every 8 hours . Condition called " costochondritis" common. Check w MD if need Chest X ray to check other reasons. . ...Read more

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22 year old female with shortness of breath, chest pain, cough and fever all of which come and go. Consistent fatigue. ?

22 year old female with shortness of breath, chest pain, cough and fever all of which come and go. Consistent fatigue. ?

See your doctor: This is an assortment of symptoms that deserves a comprehensive history and a thorough physical. Some simple tests may be in order. ...Read more

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Mild indigestion, chest pain, cough, dizziness with weakness My husband thinks i have the flu..do i need to go to the er or can i see dr monday?

Mild indigestion, chest pain, cough, dizziness with weakness My husband thinks i have the flu..do i need to go to the er or can i see dr monday?

Viral illness or ?: Indigestion, cough, chest pain, dizziness and feeling weak can be signs of serious heart problems/ heart attack. If you have mild fever, or sore throat, or exposure to flu, it could be just a viral respiratory infection. As a 40 y.o. woman, your risk of heart disease is low but not 0. If you have risk factors (smoking, high BP, high cholesterol, fam history, diabetes) see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Still having back/chest pain/cough. Chest xray blood work EKG bone scan blood pressure all normal what should I do next and really worriedit bserious?

Still having back/chest pain/cough. Chest xray blood work EKG bone scan blood pressure all normal what should I do next and really worriedit  bserious?

? walking pneumonia: Normal chest x-ray usually eliminates serious possibilities such as tumor, large consolidation, and cardiac enlargement. If chronic cough are several possibilities. Physical exam would hear wheezing related to asthma. A common problem is walking pneumonia or mycoplasma pneumonia which many radiologists do not recognize subtle interstitial findings on radiograph. See dr. For appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Normal D-dimer, Chest xray , ECG, today. Throbbing leg, chest pain, cough. Had SX same 2 years ago with Neg CTPA and Neg ultrasound. What could it be?

Normal D-dimer, Chest xray , ECG, today. Throbbing leg, chest pain, cough. Had SX same 2 years ago with Neg CTPA and Neg ultrasound. What could it be?

Broad differential: Could be many things. Fact that it went away raises the question of an overuse syndrome from say performing some repetitive work chore, etc. Other possibilities include some form of arthritis. I would see a primary care specialist in the form of either a good DO or internist who can work this up further. ...Read more

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I have low-moderate probability of DVT/PE with a normal D Dimer, chest X-ray and ECG. Could my symptoms Leg pain/chest pain/cough still be a clot?

I have low-moderate probability of DVT/PE with a normal D Dimer, chest X-ray and ECG. Could my symptoms Leg pain/chest pain/cough still be a clot?

Low probability clot: There is a very low probability of any clot with a normal D Dimer. However, a venous ultrasound is the gold standard for finding a clot from the groin to below the knee and chest ct or mri of the chest would show a PE if present but I doubt that these tests are indicated. Follow up with your treating physician. ...Read more

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My daughter has been running a fever since last friday anywhere from 99..5-102.7 she chest pain, cough, headache, sore throat, ache all over.

My daughter has been running a fever since last friday  anywhere from 99..5-102.7 she chest pain, cough, headache, sore throat,  ache all over.

See a doctor now!,: She probly has the flu but she needs to be evaluated for strep thrat and pneumonia. When you take her to the doctor she can also be tested for the flu. ...Read more

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Chest pain cough that's last couple weeks. Now have blood shot eyes that are irritated cheek lil swollen also nauseas head ache fatigue what is it?

Chest pain cough that's last couple weeks. Now have blood shot eyes that are irritated cheek lil swollen also nauseas head ache fatigue what is it?

Sounds VIRAL: This combination of symptoms , this time of year in the United States is from one of a number of ECHO viruses circulating around communities! If these symptoms have lasted more than 1 week to ten days, however, a Primary Care Provider should evaluate and some blood tests obtained..... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.

Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.

Viral: There are a number of viruses that can be causing this. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is possible. You should be checked for monomucleosis also. ...Read more

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9 yr old son has fever, stomach pain, chest pain, cough, headache, pain when urinating. Ua has 100mg protein. Testing again tmrw. What causes protein?

9 yr old son has fever, stomach pain, chest pain, cough, headache, pain when urinating. Ua has 100mg protein. Testing again tmrw. What causes protein?

Fever: The protein in the urine is caused by the fever. But i think you might want to check with our doctor to make sure your son doesn't have glomerulonephritis which can cause all the above symptoms. ...Read more

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Chest pain coughing up green stuff and pregnant text 9015097312?

Inform your OB: Call and tell your OB about your problem. Until you reach them, drink extra amt of water to loosen the secretions, that will make it easier for you to cough up the material. ...Read more

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Is dypnea, chest pain, coughing, no fever I'm 16, any answers?

Is dypnea, chest pain, coughing, no fever I'm 16, any answers?

Hard to say: A complete, history , physical, checking your vital signs is what I would recommend for this complaint. ...Read more

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Have pains across my middle back and some chest pain, Coughing up clear to a dirty grey/brown mucus with dark particals in it..?

Have pains across my middle back and some chest pain, Coughing up clear to a dirty grey/brown mucus with dark particals in it..?

Your symptoms are: worrisome for a pulmonary issue. A physical exam, chest X-ray and blood work would be useful. See a health care provider as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more