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I am having chest pain, metallic taste in my mouth, back pain and I spit green mucus in the morning?

I am having chest pain, metallic taste in my mouth, back pain and I spit green mucus in the morning?

Chest pain: Metallic taste can be from infection (oral, tooth, gums, sinus), GERD, systemic disease, etc. Chest/back pain may be indicative of cardiac/lung problem, which may be much more serious. Please see both Physician and Dentist for evaluations. Symptoms my be coincidental, stemming from different causes. Go now. ...Read more

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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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

 sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores  wats going on?

See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up green mucus for about two weeks, just a day ago it started getting chunky and dark green, now I have chest pain. Also, 17 weeks pregnant.

I have been coughing up green mucus for about two weeks, just a day ago it started getting chunky and dark green, now I have chest pain. Also, 17 weeks pregnant.

Need to see doctor: For the sake of your and your baby's health you need to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. This issue may not be suitable for this forum. If you do not have a doctor, go to the emergency department of a hospital. ...Read more

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My chest hurts I have a cough with green mucus and am super tired I also am diabetic and this cough ghing has been going on for three weeks help!?!

My chest hurts I have a cough with green mucus and am super tired I also am diabetic and this cough ghing has been going on for three weeks help!?!

PNEUMONIA SIGNS: These are pneumonia signs: fatigue, cough with phlegm, and chest pain (especially with breathing=called pleuritic pain). Its is time to get seen, get a chest xray and start treatment right away! having diabetes makes you immunocompromised and more susceptible to pneumonia (a Pneumovax shot is recommended for all diabetics) hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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I have a chest cough with green mucus but no fever. Should I see a Dr.?

I have a chest cough with green mucus but no fever. Should I see a Dr.?

Chest cough: It depends, have you have the cough for a while? Was the green mucus something new? You might have simple upper respiratory infection, however if not better or symptoms get worse then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Chst pain undr lower armpit & s/o chest for 3+weeks, now deep pressure w/o cough but a few sddn urges to cough up smthng, it's drk green mucus, cncrn?

Chst pain undr lower armpit & s/o chest for 3+weeks, now deep pressure w/o cough but a few sddn urges to cough up smthng, it's drk green mucus, cncrn?

Ee your physician: 3+ week is too long to feel sick. Whether the problem is chronic bronchitis, asthma, or another problem, it's time to see your physician. An examination, a chest X-ray and appropriate tests should get to the cause of the problem and to proper treatment ...Read more

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My chest and back hurts when I cough due to chest congestion . Does this warrant a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia . Dark green mucus.?

My  chest and back hurts  when  I  cough due to chest congestion .  Does this warrant a chest X-ray  to rule out pneumonia .  Dark green mucus.?

Maybe: It warrants an evaluation by a physician as these symptoms are consistent with pneumonia but not specific to it. Whether a chest xray is needed depends on additional info, other symptoms, fever, physical exam findings etc. ...Read more

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Chest congestion for 5days now/coughing up light green mucus/pain under arms and chest when i cough/sometimes i can hear it when i breathe/what to do?

Chest congestion for 5days now/coughing up light green mucus/pain under arms and chest when i cough/sometimes i can hear it when i breathe/what to do?

It's doctor time!: Mucus with that description, chest pain and wheezy sounds need an exam and rx help. It will probably clear up well, but if you ignore it, it can get even worse. Do it now! 5 days is way long enough. Don't enter this demanding season feeling ill or run down. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Been sick for 2 weekssinus and drainage. Clogged ear, and my chest feels heavy. And also green mucus no cough.chest X-ray clear.can infection be there?

Been sick for 2 weekssinus and drainage. Clogged ear, and my chest feels heavy. And also green mucus no cough.chest X-ray clear.can infection be there?

Can be up there: in your upper airways, nose, sinuses and middle ear, inflammation can affect your lower airways also, so your chest feels heavy as you described, yet chest x-ray would be clear. See your doctor again for possible need for antibiotics, antiinflammatory medications and probably a bronchodilator to open up your lower airways, best wishes ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when i cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when i cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Wheezing cough that causes vomiting, constant chest pain, severe headache, fatigue, 99.5-100.5 fever, flushed face, sore throat, green mucus. ideas?

Wheezing cough that causes vomiting, constant chest pain, severe headache, fatigue, 99.5-100.5 fever, flushed face, sore throat, green mucus. ideas?

GetChecked/Treated: From the symptoms you describe,fever,chest pain,headache,sore throat and green mucus .It seems you have a respiratory Infection.It could be a Bacterial infection as you have green mucus.Get it checked by your Doctor as you may need Antibiotics if doctor feels you need after your examination ...Read more

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For the past 3-4 weeks I've been coughing up alot if mucus, and lately when I cough I've been having chest pain along with this, what could be causing?

For the past 3-4 weeks I've been coughing up alot if mucus, and lately when I cough I've been having chest pain along with this, what could be causing?

May be pneumonia: Chest pain when coughing is one sign of pneumonia--especially if accompanied by a fever. I recommend you see a physician for eval and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sens...

I am experiencing  cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sens...

Cough: You don't need medical care for the average cough or sore throat. You often just need to give your body time to recover. Most are caused by viruses, which antibiotics can’t treat

http://symptoms.webmd.com/cold-flu-map/treating-your-cough ...Read more

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Havent slept in days, my cough is so bad sometimes i cough up yellow/ slight pink mucus, but usually its clear. No fevers no chest pain. Pneumonia?

Possibly: It may just be bronchitis. However there is a real possiblitiy that it is a pneumonia. Pneumonia does not always present with feve, chest pain and shortness of breath - it usually does though. See your physician, you might need a chest xray. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?

I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?

Phlegm w/o cough: More info is needed. Do you have fever? Have you been exposed to toxic material? Do you have heart disease with congestive heart failure? Is there any underlying lung disease? An evaluation by your doctor will be the first place to start to learn the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have ocassonal specks of blood in mucus, no cough and an ocassional dry nose No alergis that im aware off, no chest pain.

I have ocassonal specks of blood in mucus, no cough and an ocassional dry nose
 No alergis that im aware off, no chest pain.

Exam/x-ray: Please get examined and if needed get an x-ray. The specks may be from small broken blood vessels in your nose or throat, possibly a lung involvement. Please get examined ASAP. ...Read more

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I can't breath from nose cause of my cough and mucus , the scary part is aside from that I'm having irregular heartbeats. no chest pain. Is this bad?

Insufficient data: R U febrile? U appear to have Flu symptoms or bad cold. Medicines for cold can cause irreg heart beats, & it is good to know what rhythm is on ECG as well as what meds U R taking. You should see an internist. ASAP. Afrin (oxymetazoline) (generic avail) overcounter spray should help clear mucous(only spray sitting up). Little systemic effect, but use gingerly, you nose can become addicted (ie,only clear w afrin). ...Read more

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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 more

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Slight Chest pain when breathe in,slight cough, small amnt mucus.indigestion type pain,pain shlder blades,nausea,diarrhoea,loss of apetite?

Slight Chest pain when breathe in,slight cough, small amnt mucus.indigestion type pain,pain shlder blades,nausea,diarrhoea,loss of apetite?

Exam needed: These symptoms could indicate pleurisy and pneumonia as part of a viral infection. I recommend that you be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Depending upon physical findings, a chest X-Ray as well as some blood tests may be ordered. In the meantime, take in adequate fluids to avoid dehydration. Tylenol should give pain relief. ...Read more

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Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?

Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?

Sick.: Sounds like you are sick and need care now. ? pneumonia ? Breathing should not be difficult in a minor illness or cold. You should see the emergency department now or at least your doc first thing in the am. ...Read more

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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


Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more