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My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

Dysphagia?: Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck. Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typically solids. Tight lower esoph sphincter can cause also. Abnormalities in muscles/nerves/coordination of swallow cause problems with solids and liquids. See a GI doc. Tests include xray swallow, endoscopy, muscle test (manometry). Rx: help or cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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My three month baby he chest cold since a month now it rattles on his chest when he breaths CAn u tell me what to do also he spits up when he burps i?

My three month baby he chest cold since a month now it rattles on his chest when he breaths CAn u tell me what to do also he spits up when  he burps i?

See a physician: Hello. I would recommend that your baby be seen by a medical provider to make sure that the "cold" hasn't settled into his chest, creating something like pneumonia. Babies don't have the ability to clear their mucus like you and I do, so it's important to have him examined. Also, throwing up can be a sign that it has settled in his chest, too. ...Read more

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Burped and it's burned. Spit out blood streaked spit for 10 minutes afterwards. Chest pain.Is this GI or lung related? Could it be blood clot in lung?

Burped and it's burned. Spit out blood streaked spit for 10 minutes afterwards. Chest pain.Is this GI or lung related? Could it be blood clot in lung?

Probably GI: given that it began after a burp and burning. Burping may be associated reflux of stomach acid up into the esophagus, causing burning due to the irritation of the delicate lining of the esophagus. This irritation & resulting inflammation can result in bleeding. GI bleeds can be very serious and even life threatening. A blood clot in lung usually causes rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have phlegm in your chest after a cold or a flu? Mine sometimes makes me spit it out. And sometimes feel can't take deep breath

Is it normal to have phlegm in your chest after a cold or a flu? Mine sometimes makes me spit it out. And sometimes feel can't take deep breath

PRODUCTIVE COUGH: Yes it is normal. Upper respiratory infections produce inflammation of the breathing passages making it difficult for the lungs to clear mucus. The body's response is to cough in an attempt to get rid of the phlegm. Keep hydrated and monitor your symptoms. If they do not improve in the next few days, touch base with your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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Spitting phlegm and has blood in it. Some sinus n chest congestion.

Spitting phlegm and has blood in it. Some sinus n chest congestion.

See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure. ...Read more

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How do u get a 1 year old with a bad chest cold to spit out the flem vs swallowing it again ?

How do u get a 1 year old with a bad chest cold to spit out the flem vs swallowing it again ?

Don't bother...: Swallowing mucus is safe. It is difficult for a budding 'early toddler' to have maturity & skills to spit out phlegm. Don't sweat, mucus mixes with the contents of his/her stomach & passes through the digestive system. Some of it is digested and taken up into the body while some of it passes through to be eliminated from the body with stool. ...Read more

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I have chest pains and I'm spitting out a lot of phlegm with some blood on it. My tonsils have some white spots on them and i don't have a cough. ?

I have chest pains and I'm spitting out a lot of  phlegm with some blood on it. My tonsils have some white spots on them and i don't have a cough. ?

Upper respiratory : If u have fever then u should see a doctor . It is most commonly upper respiratory tract infection. It may be tonsillitis I your tonsils hurt. Most of the time upper respiratory tract infection resolves without any antibiotics. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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I woke up with a bad headache on my forehead and really bad tight chest pains. Also spitting up yellowish brown phlegm. What could it be?

I woke up with a bad headache on my forehead and really bad tight chest pains. Also spitting up yellowish brown phlegm. What could it be?

Sinusitis: The symptoms you are describing could be from a sinus infection along with an upper respiratory infection. You could also be having allergy symptoms. Try OTC decongestants if you don't have high blood pressure. If not improving in a couple of days or if symptoms worsen see your doctor. ...Read more

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For a few days there has sometimes been tiny drops of blood when i bring up phlegm/spit. Also have a pain in the middle of my chest. F/24 don't smoke?

For a few days there has  sometimes been tiny drops of blood when i bring up phlegm/spit. Also have a pain in the middle of my chest. F/24 don't  smoke?

May need evaluation: This may be related to nose bleed going down to your lungs. The most common cause of bleeding from lungs is a coughing spell which can break small blood vessels in the bronchial tubes. If the chest hurts it may suggest bronchitis, angina, chest wall pain, and musculoskeletal pain. Is it tender to touch. Good to know that you do not smoke. Further evaluation is necessary if symptoms persists. ...Read more

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Had asthma attack went to ER got CT scan, doctor said I have a slight swollen chest lymphnodes and spitting up yellow greenish flem, what is diagnosis?

Had asthma attack went to ER got CT scan, doctor said I have a slight swollen chest lymphnodes and spitting up yellow greenish flem, what is diagnosis?

Probably normal: This is often not a significant finding. The best approach is to discuss the results with your own doctor or see a pulmonologist for his/her opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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