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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
The past 4 days I've had a sore throat, dry cough sometimes producing phlegm, diarrhea, chest pain, but no fever. ?
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
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