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I Am Producing A Lot Of Sputum
Hi. Yesterday I noticed some amount of blood in phlegm. I am undergoing treatment for Sinus. Lot of growling sounds from stomach,should I be worried?
Hello doctor, I have been producing a lot of phelgm because of which i cough periodically. I smoke around 10 cigarettes a day is it because of that?
Possibly: 1/2 pk/day is a lot. When nicotine wears off, cillia in lungs "sweep" smoke/tar/"stuff" up&out, =cough. If developing early bronchitis, cough could become a permanent feature of your life. Try 2 less cigarettes/day every 2-3 days and make them disappear. Instead, hold a pen and/or occasional lollipop until "what to do w/my hands?" feeling fades. Cough should stop by 2-3 months off cigs. ...Read more
I have a urti. Is it a sign that I am getting better when I am coughing up a lot of thick yellow mucus?
If improving: Most urti's will cause some thick yellow mucus as they are resolving, but if the symptoms are not getting better, or worsening, they could be due to a secondary infection that may need to be treated. Fever, or shortness of breath, facial pain could all be symptoms that would indicate the need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Hi, I am 24 years old and I am a bit concern because I have been producing a lot of discharge it does sometimes have a foul odor.
Bacterial vaginosis: Malodorous vaginal discharge is usually a sign of infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection that causes malodorous discharge, that is often worse after intercourse or towards the end of your period. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection, it is caused bacteria that commonly lives in the vagina normally, it is treatable. Sexually transmitted infection (STI) is another possibility. ...Read more
I am just getting over a bad flu, but am still producing clear mucus with brown flecks from my throat. I also have a raspy sound in my throat. Ideas?
Yes: Gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water) several times a day and hydrate well with water. ...Read more
Any other symptoms?: This must be new if concerning to you. Bright red blood is usually due to irritation at the rectum and less commonly due to an internal problem. Are you having fevers consistent with an infection? Do you have a normal appetite? Any other symptoms? Will need to know more before offering any kind of potential diagnosis. If concerned, why not see your primary care doc or get a Virtual Consult? ...Read more
What can I do if I have bronchiectasis and am suffering from everyday mucus brownish in color and am tired of antibiotics?
A hard row to hoe: In bronchiectasis bronchi lose underlying structural support compromising mucous clearance from the lung resulting recurrent bronchitis, pneumonia & progressive loss of lung function. Treatment includes postural drainage, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, mucous thinners & antibiotics. Explore causes: smoking, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis, å1 antitrypsin deficiency. Some get lung transplants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am producing a lot of saliva and feel like I can't breathe well followed by a lot of gas. What can it be?
Hi, am 33 weeks pregnant and I am gettin a lot of diarrhoea I am just wondering what is the cause of this?
I am having a lot of itching and yellow thick discharge with no smell and I am using the bathroom a lot more now. What could this be ?
Yeast? STD? See MD: Probably an infection of some sort. Itching plus thick discharge (but not so much discharge) suggests yeast infection, but there are other possibilities, including STDs if at risk. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated, so see your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi, I've been having this cough for about a month and i cough like really loud with allot of phlegm and i am vomiting phlegm?
Help. I am a 53. Yr old female. I. Am. Dizzy. A. Lot. Sometimes. Its. Almost 2 the point of. Passing. Out. I also. Have a type of heartbeat type nois?
Chronic bronchitis: Smokers are more likely to cough at night and first thing in the morning because the smoke damages the lungs ability to clean itself so mucus sits during periods of inactivity, becomes discolored, and then is coughed out. If the green mucus is recent consider viral illness or pneumonia. ...Read more
Hi I am coughing a lot lately and now I am vomiting up green mucus,,what could be causing this?? I also have chills fever and lost of energy.
? Pneumonia: Please see a doctor for an in person evaluation by additional history, physical examination and likely some tests. If you do not have a doctor, go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. ...Read more
I have been coughing producing salivary sputum for a month with symptoms of common cold. Sputum smear negative.What am i likely to be suffering from.
PND: You might have post nasal drip from allergic rhinitis, an antihistamine such as Allegra or Claritin over the counter plus a nasal corticosteroids such as Nasonex (mometasone) might work. Elminating the allergen or avoiding it will be the ultimate treatment but can be hard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having a lot of phlegm every day that i wake up for a past month or so. I haven't been sick. Just a lot of phlegm. Is this normal?
See your MD: This could be hemorroids or it could be an underlying inflammatory process in the bowels. I recommend that you see your MD to have an exam, bloodwork and see if more tests are needed. ...Read more
I have a deep painful chesty cough, there is a lot of yellow flemgh that I am coughing up, what is this?
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