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Green Phlegm In Chest
Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?
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
Caught virus 4 times this winter & keeps coming back, its now spring and thought was over it now its moved into my chest hurts to swallow. Blocked/runny nose, coughing yellow/green phlegm, chest pain.
Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?
Had gallbladder removed 6 days ago. Have a cough. Chest congested, bringing up green phlegm. Cause for concern?
I have stop smoking almost 1 year. I have problem with my phlegm. It's thick green and comes which black stain. My chest hurt when coughing.
This is a question: For a medical doctor--pulmonologist, GP, even an ENT. Not smoking for a year suggests that your lungs are probably in much better shape than your symptoms suggest. An X-ray or CT might be good. You need a thorough diagnostic. Read more
I've been coughing hard enough to the point where I choke, I cough up green and tannish phlegm. I also get chest pain. Should I see a doctor?
I have been coughing up lots of green and yellow phlegm and I have pain in my chest when I take a deep breath in and my shoulders hurt as well?
Having chest infection n taking anti biotics last day. Suddenly green phlegm reduced by 90% today surprisingly but feel slight chestdiscomfort. Normal?
43, coughing>5wks in morning/night, after antibiotic phlegm change from green 2 clear but still thick&feel chest congested&tightnessOf breath. Cough wors?
My husband has colds & cough. Took antihistamine (mucobron forte)3x day which made it better now when he coughs, having sharp chest pain & green phlegm?
I have had a chest infection and runny nose for a week and now I'm coughing up green phlegm. What could be causing this?
Headache, fever, aches and pains all over. Fatigue, very painful chest with cough. Loads of phlegm being coughed up, yellow/green in colour.?
Pneumonia: Sounds like you have serious chest infection. See your doctor asap before your condition deteriorates any further. Read more
I've had a cold. I feel on icy steps. Went to ED they did chest X-ray and ct. Two days later I coughed and felt a pop on the ribs on my right side. Side I fell on. Now I'm coughing drk green phlegm.?
Ouch: You could have a broken portion if your chest wall where the cartlidge attached to the ribs, and this won't be seen on x-ray. No treatment other that time and loring your activities based on pain. The phlegm is probably from your cold - viral infection. It should run its course too. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood. Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?
Take as prescribed: This sounds like a potentially serious infection, maybe even pneumonia. "Afraid to take" azithromycin (Zpak) is not rational; it is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects. Not treating your infection is MUCH riskier than any potential problem from the antibiotic. Take it as prescribed; if you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. Read more