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Dark Green Mucus From Chest
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.?
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
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?
See your doctor: Depending on how long this has been going on will help to determine whether this infection that you have is viral or bacterial. The answer will help to determine whether you will need and benefit from an antibiotic. The fact that the mucus is discolored does not mean that it is bacterial. That decision is based on a variety of factors including how long your symptoms have been going on. ...Read more
I was injured (side chest area) playing hockey, after a few days I started coughing up light green mucus and obviously coughing is painful.
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?
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
Have left rib pain coughing up lt. To dk. Green mucus had chest conjestion now its gone feel ok besides this was conjested now that's gone just this?
Cough: Ask your doctor... It depends on your history and risk factors you may need to be examined. ...Read more
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?
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?
Why sob feels better in morning but at night worse. Had chest infection saw doc. 2 weeks still same except lesser green mucus. Inhaler dun work.?
Sob: Evaluation sob is a process. Assuming is asthma. Lots of asthma in the spring. It takes weeks to figure out if asthma is intermittent (few days), persistent (weeks to months), if persistent (mild, moderate, severe), or exercise induced. There are med for rescue (acute attacks- albuterol), to prevent it. We need spiromety test (lung test). Frequent visit and reevaluation is the key. ...Read more
I have a lot of green mucus building up in my nose and chest. It is getting harder to breathe. What kind of medicine should I take?
Coughing up small green mucus balls either in early morning or late night. Mucus is mostly clear but I get chest tightness and wheezing. Asthma?
Reactive airways: Meaning: your lower airways are reacting by tightening up, which could be asthma, or a reaction to an upper airways inflammation, as sinusitis, either way, you need to see your doctor for evaluation and prescription medications as bronchodilators and probably antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more
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
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
I have phlegm in my throat mainly morning for 4 days. Coughed up thick green mucus this morning from throat. Not chest. I'm fine no other symp. Doc?
I have been couching up green mucus for over two months now. I also have burning in my chest when I couch, and wake up with a sore throat most mornings?
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, or a long cough, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
I've been having chest, upper back, and throat pain. On occasions I've coughed up green mucus with blood as well as when I blow my nose.?
See your doctor.: You may well have a serious lung infection especially coughing up blood. The green mucous is concerning for some type of serious infection. See your doc and if you smoke try to stop. ...Read more
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.
Cough: Most likely viral syndrome, fluids, rest; see dr. If notice improved in a couple of days. ...Read more
I have a very tight chest with a green mucus phlegm I’m coughing up. A red sore throat, making it difficult to swallow. What is this and can any over the counter meds work for it??
Infection: It appears as if you have an infection. You need to see an internist or family practice doctor. ...Read more
I am bringing up green mucus, no illness or fever, but it tastes like infection. Can you have lung infection without being sick etc. I do have COPD.
Green mucus: It's possible to have an infection but not be very sick from it. You would need a basic evaluation with an exam and probably some tests. ...Read more
Have thick green mucus lung discharge, probably from chronic sinusitis and had the flu. Will it help if I "smoke" hookah? It's has steam with flavor
No: The hookah has respiratory irritants.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have very itchy watery eyes, itchy runny nose, yellowish green mucus, & a cough that makes the center of my sternum feel sore, not sure what 2 do?
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
I'm 44, male, healthy. I got congestion for over 2 weeks now, the past 5 days it worsen with dark green mucus. Last 3-4 days with sudafed and guaifene?
Normal saline: It seems that you could be feeling quite miserable right now. You are doing the right thing with the sudafed and the guiafenesin. Have you tried using normal saline nose drops? This can be bought over the counter. It can be used to loosen the mucus in your nose. Also breathing steam. If that does not help you really need to see your family doctor for a consultation. ...Read more
Spitting out thick bloody dark green mucus. Very sore throat and bad headaches. Tired most of the day. What is this likely to be? Should I see a doc?
2mths spit up green mucus. Early march headache all day.8 days later chest discomfort worst laying downdoc said bronchitis. Taking amoxicillian. Chest discomfort gone. No appetite 10 days. Opinions?
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