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I have chronic cough of thick mucus left breast pain sometimes feel like tearing very painful also upper back left side pain?

I have chronic cough of thick mucus left breast pain sometimes feel like tearing very painful also upper back left side pain?

Two choices: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. That could find your problem and have some laboratory information. 2: If they have some additional concern they will call a specialist. 3: Might take a bit of time to evaluate your blood and other organs but would be necessary. Hope all goes well -- pleased keep me posted if possible. ...Read more

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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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Recently had small strains that look like blood in my mucus when I cough. I have had this chronic cough for ages. Mucus is usually thick and yellowish?

Recently had small strains that look like blood in my mucus when I cough. I have had this chronic cough for ages. Mucus is usually thick and yellowish?

Chronic cough: Most common causes for persistent cough include 1) gastric reflux 2) postnasal drip (sinus infection? Allergy?) 3) undiagnosed asthma or copd 4) medication side effect 5) vocal cord problem. We are able to successfully treat most cases of persistent cough by focusing on these possibilities. A few screening tests are also warranted (such as a chest xray) and so seeing your physician is important ...Read more

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Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?

Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?

Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my four year old has chronic cough with mucus months after pneumonia bout?

What are possible reasons that my four year old has chronic cough with mucus months after pneumonia bout?

Talk to your doctor: There are many causes of cough that lasts a long time. When it goes away in 2-3 weeks it is likely to just be an acute infection, but when it lasts for months it is more serious and needs to be checked out. Asthma, allergies, sinus infection and acid reflux can all cause on-going cough. Talk to your doctor about further testing and/or referral to a children's lung specialist. ...Read more

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What to do about chronic cough with mucus and some shortness of breath for a month or so?

What to do about chronic cough with mucus and some shortness of breath for a month or so?

See your doctor: You have cough with mocous and shortness of breath you should consult your doctor as you may have bronchitis or pnumonia, and may need antibiotics , you have been sick for a month or so, so it is about time you seek help. ...Read more

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I've had chronic cough 4 over 15 ys, with mucus every time I cough or even sneeze hard. Got worse recently, I sound like an old harmonica when I caugh?

See doctor: There are many potential causes for your problem but asthma and/or allergic rhinitis (hay fever) with or without sinus infection would be the 3 most likely ones. If you are a smoker, stop it immediately. If you are not, consider seeing an allergist. A lung function test is a must. Do note that most cases of chronic cough are caused by more than a single disease entity. ...Read more

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I have a chronic cough, yellow mucus, and yellow color in the sides of both eyes. Please help, im afraid?

I have a chronic cough, yellow mucus, and yellow color in the sides of both eyes. Please help, im afraid?

Hard to tell: You need to get a complete history and physical and blood work soon. There are many possibilities. I understand your feeling but you should get checked out to know your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?

Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?

Bronchitis?: Could be allergic or other form of bronchitis by description. Likely no relation to thyroid. Needs good exam & likely pulmonary function tests by your Dr or a Pulmonologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I ve excess mucus and chronic cough , recently enlarged nodule seen on ct, if it comes out benign, should it still be removed to clear obstruction?

Benign Nodules: Beningn nodules tends to have smoother edges and more even color throughout and more regular shape than the cancerous nodules.And if a nodule looks benign on cat scan, and uf it enlarges decision is made to biopsy it and if biopsy proves it to be benign. Decision to resect a benign tumor is made by the doctors if 1if you are a smoker 2if the nodule has grown bigger as in your case 3symptom relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Russell Faust
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Chronic Cough (Definition)

Chronic cough is a cough occurring on most days for several months. It can be due to lung disease caused by smoking, lung cancer, or can be caused by chronic asthma or ...Read more