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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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.

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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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


Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
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Sore throat with pus, coughing up green mucus, chest tightness, runny nose, and congestion. Any idea what i have? Tested neg for strep, on amoxicillin

Dr. Edgardo Ordonez
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Sore throat with pus, coughing up green mucus, chest tightness, runny nose, and congestion. Any idea what i have? Tested neg for strep, on amoxicillin

Sore throat: One of the symptoms you have (sore throat) is likely pharyngitis. If you were placed on antibiotics it is because the medical provider wanted to cover for streptococcus, a common bacterial cause of pharyngitis. The test done in the office for strep is not always accurate, so you may still have it. Interestingly, not all causes of pharyngitis are bacterial. They can also be viral, fungal, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lipkin
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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?

Dr. David Lipkin
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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?

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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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I am coughing up green mucus I have a cough my chest hurts when i cough i also have a small blister on the roof of my mouth my throat don't hurt.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Cough: Most likely viral syndrome, fluids, rest; see dr. If notice improved in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
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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?

Dr. Howard Shapiro
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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?

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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Dr. David Lipkin
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I have cough for about 4 weeks and i have antibiotic treatment for the first 2 weeks. Now still coughing with mucus(sometimes thick green)&chest pain?

Dr. David Lipkin
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I have cough for about 4 weeks and i have antibiotic treatment for the first 2 weeks. Now still coughing with mucus(sometimes thick green)&chest pain?

Get reevaluated: Without discussing your symptoms and medical history with you, and examining you, it's not possible to give specific advice. Most acute coughs are due to a Viral Bronchitis, don't respond to antibiotics and slowly improve over 2-3 weeks. Sometimes the cough lasts longer. Persistent cough could also be due to inadequately treated pneumonia. See Dr for reevaluation. May or may not need a chest x-ray ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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?

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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Dr. Allen Seely
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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!?!

Dr. Allen Seely
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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!?!

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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7weeks old is very congested with green mucus and has a slight cough her chest does rattle and sound raspy I do saline and suction always comes back?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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7weeks old is very congested with green mucus and has a slight cough her chest does rattle and sound raspy I do saline and suction always comes back?

Raspy cough: If the cough has been present for 10 days with green mucus, it is time to see the doctor for the possible addition of antibiotics for sinusitis or bronchitis/pneumonia. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Day 5 of fever, coughing thick green mucus, hurts to cough (chest & ribs). Feel terrible with aches. Can't see my Dr. Will this heal itself?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Day 5 of fever, coughing thick green mucus, hurts to cough (chest & ribs). Feel terrible with aches. Can't see my Dr. Will this heal itself?

No: It doesn't sound like it - 5 days of fever and cough. Probably need to see an urgent care at least to make sure no medication is needed. ...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. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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