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I Have Shortness Of Breath And Phlegm
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
Have dry snot in nose and I bring up phlegm mostly clear but sometimes is green and also have shortness of breath ache behind breastbone ?
A few possibilities: What you describe could be related to different things including but not limited to Allergies with post-nasal drip, Asthma associated with allergies, Bronchitis, Sinusitis/Sinus infection, or even a Pneumonia. You should definitely see your doctor who will listen to your lungs to help determine this, especially if you have any fevers or see any blood. ...Read more
I have shortness of breath, and the constant feeling of phlegm in the back of my throat causing me to cough a lot. Now my upper chest hurts like someone is sitting on it, and I have a headache. Yesterday I took claratin-D and ibuprofin.
Exam: Please call your physician for an examination and evaluation ...Read more
Should i get checked for copd? Been a smoker for 3 years and no serious medical conditions. However, cough phlegm and occasional shortness of breath.
Not likely: Chances are that you do not have COPD after three years of smoking, unless you smoke 4 packs a day or have other underlying conditions that could predispose you to copd. But if you are having new symptoms of shortness of breath then you should get checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause of coughing up white foamy phlegm and chest pain from shoulder to shoulder and Shortness of breath?
Can chronic chest infection exist when one feels that it is present but there is no cough, phlegm, shortness of breath and xrays are negative?
Infection not likely: A person with no shortness of breath, cough, phlegm, or chest x-ray abnormalities should not have any chronic lung infection. If he just inhaled infectious germs, he may get symptoms (of acute infection, not chronic) a few days or weeks later. If a person "feels" there is something unusual in his chest, despite no infection symptoms, he should be evaluated by a primary care doctor or lung doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coughing spasms and I get shortness of breath and tightness in the left side of my chest and I cough up phlegm over half the time when I cough.
After 2 weeks of shortness of breath i was coughing up thick green phlegm for two days. Now yesterday i couldnt cough phlegm but coughed 1 tsp of blood. Saw doc two days before says viral. Still sob.?
I've had shortness of breath 2 weeks, then congestion and phlegm cough and lost voice for 5 days and still.. what can this be. On cipro not working ?
Viral infection?: Although you might just have had a cold which may leave you coughing for several weeks on occasions. However the shortness of breath is of concern and one needs to consider pneumonia as a potential cause. I think it is time for you to get a lung function test . If normal, a cardiology consult may be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a fever for two days after got a horrible cough could hardly talk I cough up phlegm shortness of breath and raspy sound in my chest.
Did xray blood test n doc listened to breathing. Gaveme anti biotics. Finishing tmr but I still have green phlegm n shortness of breath but 50% better?
I am experiencing cough (worsened by: worse at night) (quality: with phlegm or mucus) , shortness of breath (time frame: gradually) (severity: moderate) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (better by: rest) and mouth breathing. The followi?
My daughter is experiencing shortness of breath and cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) . The following also describe her: Chest congestion and Chest pain or discomfort. What sho
Hav shortness of breath, small amt. Blood in mucus phlegm no cough at all. Did xray blood test. Doc says no TB cancer. Mayb smoking. I jus quit. Help!?
Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.
I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: in the evening, at night) , rapid heart rate, shortness of breath (time frame:...I also experience mild nose bleed and spit out bold clot and the nose bled stops
8 days span sore throat, difficult swallowing, some shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm upon wakening. Bumps on throat. Symptom of HIV?
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