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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


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My lungs are very sore and often cough up blood and black, ive smoked marijuan in bongs for three years aswell as cugarettes im 17. There so sore?

My lungs are very sore and often cough up blood and black, ive smoked marijuan in bongs for three years aswell as cugarettes im 17. There so sore?

Cough: Depending on the length of symptoms and whether associated with fever chills weightloss you will need to make sure you don't have pneumonia or some other lung infection. I would get to the doctor for a chest X-ray , lab work and possibly some antibiotics for starters ...Read more

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I have been smocking weed for about a year an for about a month I have been coughing up black stuff an an today I cough up a little blood?

I have been smocking weed for about a year an for about a month I have been coughing up black stuff an an today I cough up a little blood?

Get checked out!: Weed or not, this needs to be investigated right away. Anyone who smokes something and then develops a cough with black stuff and then blood needs to be investigated right away. Go to a doctor, get an evaluation and a chest CT, at least. And stop smoking weed, and anything else you may be smoking. ...Read more

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Hi sir, is black cough is any disease, if so got to fix this, as i had done X-ray of and blood test check also but its normal? Help me

Hi sir, is black cough is any disease, if so got to fix this, as i had done X-ray of and blood test check also but its normal?
Help me

See your doctor : Could indicate infection of the sinuses as well as the airways . Very important especially if you are an uncontrolled diabetic . I would see our doctor right now without any delay . Could be a life threatening fungal infection sometimes. I would not recommend waiting anymore. ...Read more

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I have a cold on my chest i cough today and it yellow i with blood and black spot?

I have a cold on my chest i cough today and it yellow i with blood and black spot?

See MD: Many viral colds are also associated with bronchitis or coughing up sputum. Many viral bronchitis illnesses will resolve spontaneously even with no antibiotics in otherwise healthy individuals. Coughing up blood may be just due to the bronchitis but it is an indication to see an md to investigate the cause of the blood and black spots to rule out serous problems. ...Read more

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I have been smoking up and drinking a lot since past 6 months. Only black cough. Lost 15 kg,blood group O -ve. Any health Risk ? Preventive measures ?

I have been smoking up and drinking a lot since past 6 months. Only black cough. Lost 15 kg,blood group O -ve.
Any health Risk ? Preventive measures ?

Lifestyle Changes: Your GP will help you look at your lifestyle and suggest changes that are suitable for your condition and local services that can help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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On Thursday I had a very black charcoal stool and then very bad stomach pains and Friday I had stomach pains and now a little blood comes with cough ?

On Thursday I had a very black charcoal stool and then very bad stomach pains and Friday I had stomach pains and now a little blood comes with cough ?

NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking & call your doctor ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more