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Could You Cough Up A Piece Of Your Lung
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
I am suffering and have been for months with excessive mucus in my lungs that i can cough up. What can I do to treat this?
Need diagnosis....: Your symptoms are likely due to airway inflammation but this can have several etiologies. Possible diagnoses include asthma, acute bronchitis due to infection (less likely if symptoms persist for months), chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis as they all have different therapies. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more
Every so often i cough up somethimg from my lung its a small jelly blob clear.the size of a pea. what r they? it just comes flying out in in 1 cough
A friend had a spi 4yrs ago. He was cough up blood. The dr says apart of his lung is dead. What does this mean and what can be done to fix this?
Cough: Not sure what spi is but sounds like your friend has smoking related lung disease. The dead lung reference may be due to the physician seeing an area where there is emphysema on an x-ray or bases in results of pulmonary function test. If your friend is seeing blood from nose/ mouth, then he/she should be seen by a doctor. Could be a sign of something benign or something malignant. ...Read more
No known lung issues, never smoked, but is it normal to occasionally cough up mucous with a 1" stringy, hard piece of tissue, helix-structure inside?
Could my bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I can't cough up the mucus in my lungs my chest is now crackling instead of wheezing?
For two days now I cough up small amounts of thick, clear mucus. I feel like it comes from my lungs but could be from throat. No other symptoms.
Not normal: While this may not represent a major problem, it would not be considered "normal". A follow up with the thoracic surgeon would be advised. Surgical staples used to remove part of a lung could migrate and be coughed up, but evaluation by the surgeon would be best to make sure this doesn't represent a more serious problem. ...Read more
It feels like I have a plug of mucus in my lungs and it won't cough up, and is causing hoarseness?
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?
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
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