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Why am i coughing white frothy foam?

Why am i coughing white frothy foam?

Good question: There are many causes of chronic cough with white sputum production that is foamy. Copd, chronic bronchitis, heart failure, post nasal drip are all possibilities. See your physician to get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I just coughed up a white frothy foam?

I just coughed up a white frothy foam?

Cough: If you have underlying problems like congestive heart failure or chronic bronchitis / emphysema, contact your doctor ASAP. If you are healthy it just happened it may even get better on its own if not may have allergy or bronchitis, have yourself checked out ...Read more

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What does frothy phlem look like?

What does frothy phlem look like?

bubbles: Frothy phlegm looks like phelgm with lots of small bubbles in it. This description is classically used for thin, bloody fluid coming from the lungs in patients with heart failure or pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Wondering why mountain climbers suffering from altitude sickness often suffer from coughing that yields a frothy fluid?

Wondering why mountain climbers suffering from altitude sickness often suffer from coughing that yields a frothy fluid?

Pulmonary edema: When we experience extreme pressure changes, the fluid balance in the body can break down. The fluid in the blood moving through the lungs can be sucked into the airway, leading to frothy fluid (usually also pink) when one coughs. It happens when sudden change, not from long-term living at high altitude. ...Read more

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Ostomy output is floating in toilet, frothy, foul fatty smell, glistening and shiny/oily in appearance. Possible causes?

Ostomy output is floating in toilet, frothy, foul fatty smell, glistening and shiny/oily in appearance. Possible causes?

Malabsorption: what you describe sounds like a failure to completely absorb in your small bowel. It can be from rapid transit, a lack of pancreatic enzymes or bile, small bowel pathology or from a bacterial overgrowth. This is more common with an ileostomy . It also may be related to your underlying reason for the ostomy such as Crohnes. See your GI doc or surgeon if it doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more

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When swallowing food I have difficulty some times food goes down and then comes back up. Sometimes white frothy stuff comes up. Getting worse?

When swallowing food I have difficulty  some times food goes down and then comes back up. Sometimes  white frothy stuff comes up. Getting worse?

Reflux: This is one of the most common problems in clinical medicine. A physician's office visit is in order; the trick of elevating the head of your bed on cinder blocks is a time-honored remedy as well. ...Read more

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Why is my pee frothy?

Why is my pee frothy?

Maybe protein: There are a few reasons for "bubbles in your urine". The most concerning one would be too much protein coming from the kidney. If you think this is getting worse, then you should have a simple urine test and office visit. ...Read more

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