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Coughing Up Phlegm At Night
Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more
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
Depends: The body always has a reason for what it does. Consistent coughing phlegm is abnormal. Not everyone who is sick feels sick or has fever. There are many potential reasons for the cough, not all of which will make you 'feel sick' it would be wise and appropriate to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
I've been coughing up phlegm all night and finally coughed up vomit and black phlegm? I have been a smoker for 5 years now
Go see your doctor: Post-tussive emesis is vomiting after coughing hard enough. In & of it self, vomiting after coughing really hard isn't too big of a deal as long as you're otherwise breathing & swallowing ok. However, coughing or vomiting up black phlegm can be concerning for blood, especially in a smoker. So go see your doctor or go to urgent care/emergency department if necessary. Btw, no good reason to smoke. ...Read more
I've been coughing up phlegm all night and finally coughed up vomit and black phlegm twice? I still can't stop coughing I have been a smoker for 5 year
Possibilities...,: You may have acute bronchitis from either a viral or bacterial infection. You may also have bronchospasm contributing to this cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. You really need to quit smoking asap to decrease your airway inflammation. If this cough has been present for more than 3 weeks, chronic bronchitis needs to be ruled out as well. Treatment for all these is available. ...Read more
Throat slightly sore & swollen, coughing up phlegm. 98.3 temp. Morning & night are worst. What could this be? No swollen nodes. Thanks in advance!
Infection: Most likely a viral or bacterial infection. ...Read more
I'm going on a date later and i want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
I have had a cough for the past two weeks. I have been coughing up phlegm that is slightly yellow, but it has a mild smell to it. Is this normal?
If I'm not coughing up phlegm yet, but am coughing a lot and can smell foul phlegm in my lungs when I cough, should I take an antibiotic?
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