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Severe dyspnea due to cough and small amount of blood in mucus. Tb?

Severe dyspnea due to cough and small amount of blood in mucus. Tb?

Possibly...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The usual etiology is bronchitis ( including from tb, if other symptoms present) but malignancy can cause this as well so it needs a doctor evaluation asap. If you are short of breath, you should go to nearest er as this can be life-threatening. Good luck! ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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fuild in ears that lead to clogged aches in both ears. I'm experiencing shortness of breath With a slight sore throat with blood in mucous?

 fuild in ears that lead to clogged aches in both ears. I'm experiencing shortness of breath With a slight sore throat with blood in mucous?

Go to ER: Unless you can see your PCP immediately you need to go and be professionally evaluated. Shortness of breath suggests something in your lungs and blood in mucous? From where is the mucous? Please go and get seen and hopefully this will turn out to minor, but does have the potential to be severe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Excessive Cough with mucus , heaviness in the chest , shortness of breath with pain in chest?

See a doctor: Without a chest x-ray it is difficult to tell. Your symptoms sound like you could have pneumonia or bronchitis. I would see a doctor today especially if your shortness of breath is worsening. You can also try taking your albuterol inhaler every 4-6 hours, stop smoking, and try Mucinex (guaifenesin) that is over the counter to help get up the mucous. Ibuprofen may also help with the pain from the cough. ...Read more

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I have a chesty cough bringing up mucus and shortness of breath Astma aniexty scared of myocarditis ?

I have a chesty cough bringing up mucus and shortness of breath Astma aniexty scared of myocarditis ?

Either you have it: myocarditis has a specific symptoms and sign. it is not part of the differential diagnosis, for bronchitis ,or asthma, and short of breath. either you have a reason for it,or history of it. either you have it or you do not. it could be confused with other cardiac event. my question is why you are thinking of myocarditis please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do about chronic cough with mucus and some shortness of breath for a month or so?

What to do about chronic cough with mucus and some shortness of breath for a month or so?

See your doctor: You have cough with mocous and shortness of breath you should consult your doctor as you may have bronchitis or pnumonia, and may need antibiotics , you have been sick for a month or so, so it is about time you seek help. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, normal 02 levels, no cough, no mucus. I had a diagnosis of acute bronchitis 10 days ago ; can this be something else?

Shortness of breath, normal 02 levels, no cough, no mucus.  I had a diagnosis of acute bronchitis 10 days ago ;  can this be something else?

Maybe asthma?: A lot of people don't like to here that they may have asthma but 1/3 of the American summer Olympic Team has asthma. It is way under diagnosed and not well treated when it is diagnosed. People are frequently told they have an infection like bronchitis or pneumonia and rxed with antibiotics inappropriately. You live in Iowa. They have an excellent pulmonology program at the University. Go there! ...Read more

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I have had a dry cough for like two months now, and now it is accompanied by shortness of breath and constant mucus in the lungs, what could this be?

I have had a dry cough for like two months now, and now it is accompanied by shortness of breath and constant mucus in the lungs, what could this be?

Be seen: It could be several things, from an infection to more chronic lung diseases. If pneumonia, it sounded atypical at first, but you may be getting an infection on top of it. Emphysema (COPD) can act this way, as can asthma. Drug reactions can cause cough. Lung cancer also has to be considered. Shortness of breath is a serious problem and needs more evaluation. ...Read more

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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