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Cough Phlegm Chest Pain
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Had linq monitor placed 1 wk ago Now coughing brwn phlegm chest pain fever Wound was draining clear liquid Can I treat at home or should I see a dr?
Unrelated: The link monitor has nothing to do with your other symptoms. Brown phlegm, chest pain and fever is very worrisome. Could be infectious (pneumonia) or potentially a blood clot in your lung. You should seek a healthcare evaluation and they can check out the wound healing from your Linq implant at the same time although that sounds more or less OK. Don't try to treat/diagnose this at home. ...Read more
Symptoms: You have a symptom complex worthy of you seeing a dr. And being evaluated. Only blind speculation could be presented from here. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Those symptoms are nonspecific, which means it could be anything from a 'cold', bronchitis, Gastroesophageal reflux, heart disease, allergic rhinitis, etc... See your doctor. If the pain just happens after coughing, it would suggest cough is the cause, if it is not related, you should see your doctor more promptly. ...Read more
Chestpain w/cough : More info needed to answer. 'Could be mild viral bronchitis with pleuritis. However, many other causes are possible Is there shortness of breath. How long symptoms present. History of smoke or dust exposure? The list is not short. A visit to your doctor is appropriate if symtopms do not resolve ina very few days. ...Read more
Caught virus 4 times this winter & keeps coming back, its now spring and thought was over it now its moved into my chest hurts to swallow.Blocked/runny nose, coughing yellow/green phlegm, chest pain.
Possible pneumonia: Yellow green phlegm with mentioned symptoms suggest the bacteria pneumonia infection this time. Please see your doctor for cxr, cbc, sputum for culture & sensitivity, fungal studies, good physical examination and appropriate treatment. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung infection: The symptoms you describe suggest a combination of infection with airway irritation. Productive cough with discolored phlegm especially when associated with fever is suggestive of lung infection requiring prompt treatment with appropriate antibiotic therapy. The cough can be due to airway inflammation treated with stepwise asthma treatment. A chest xray and medical evaluation/prompt treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
After 3 days of no nicotine i get chest pain, especially on movement and also phlegm cough in the morning. Is it a normal reaction?
Probably: Soon after stopping smoking, some people have an increased cough related to the lungs starting to mobilize more tar and phlegm. Chest pain is likely musculoskeletal in origin, possibly from coughing so much. Not likely anything serious at your age, but you could also be coming down with a cold or bronchitis. Drink plenty of water and take otc guaifenesin. Stick with stopping smoking. Good for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cough or chest pain but two little blood spots in first phlegm of the morning. Daily but moderate smoker, but went overboard during the weekend. ?
Blood: i think with your history I would see a physician and get it checked out ...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've been coughing hard enough to the point where i choke, i cough up green and tannish phlegm. I also get chest pain. Should i see a doctor?
I get flu every year, but this time after flu, when it lowered down , i noticed bloody phlegm, with fever and chest pain but there is no cough. ?
My husband has colds & cough.Took antihistamine (mucobron forte)3x day which made it better now when he coughs, having sharp chest pain & green phlegm?
I hav chest pain in lyingbed, no fever, no cough but I have phlegm. Normal vital signs. What is your dx..? I
SEE: Your doctor. Impossible to accurately diagnose online. ...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
My mom has pneumonia but there's no cough no phlegm never compaind about chest pain but she now has atbe breathing with the machine has low temperatur?
COPD: Perhaps she has chronic underlying lung condition -- take her to see lung specialist pulmonologist. ...Read more
Light brown specks in phlegm, in the morning. Clears up during the day.No cough, no chest pain, no fever.Frequently congested noise. Diagnosed with lpr?
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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