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Why am i having a crackling sound in lungs when exhaling?

Why am i having a crackling sound in lungs when exhaling?

Bronchitis?: One explanation for crackling and wheezing sounds on exhalation is inflammation / infection of the breathing tubes (bronchi). This is called bronchitis. Pneumonia and partial occlusion of bronchi (by mucus or a foreign body) are other things that can cause expiratory crackling. Some people with 'fluid in the lungs' or pulmonary edema may also have expiratory crackling sounds. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Small rattling sound in lungs upon exhaling for 3 days, no other symptoms, coughing doesn't help, 33 yrs old, female, otherwise healthy?

Small rattling sound in lungs upon exhaling for 3 days, no other symptoms, coughing doesn't help, 33 yrs old, female, otherwise healthy?

Auscultation exam: You have to be examined by a "real doctor" who will listen to you, both your history and do a good physical exam listening to your lungs. Then you will procede from there. ...Read more

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What is this crunchy sound from lungs in time with heartbeat?

What is this crunchy sound from lungs in time with heartbeat?

In time with HB?: You may be describing a pericardial friction rub, which is a "crunchy sound in time with the heart beat" but it arises from the heart, not the lungs. ...Read more

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Wheezing/crackling sound in lungs after meals food is getting to my lungs due to lpr/gerd do I need surgery?

Wheezing/crackling sound in lungs after meals food is getting to my lungs due to lpr/gerd do I need surgery?

Mgt: I would suggest a swallowing and speech evaluation prior to surgery. If you are overweight, a nutritionist can advise calorie reduction. Exercise is important in weight control, but you should check with your PCP. A lung function test can be helpful. ...Read more

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25 yr old/9 pack hisory, cxr clear, coughed up decent sized blood streak with brown tar, lungs sound clear, lung cancer?? clear throat constantly

25 yr old/9 pack hisory, cxr clear, coughed up decent sized blood streak with brown tar, lungs sound clear, lung cancer?? clear throat constantly

Quit smoking!!!: Hi. I doubt you have lung cancer...YET. But are you gonna keep smoking until you GET it??? C'mon! Time to put the thinking cap on and quit smoking while you're ahead! ...Read more

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Haven't slept well in a few weeks, a crackling sound in lung when breathing and mucus in throat with dry cough, gets worse after I eat, lung cancer ?

Haven't slept well in a few weeks, a crackling sound in lung when breathing and mucus in throat with dry cough, gets worse after I eat, lung cancer ?

Respiratory illness: It definitely sounds like you have a respiratory illness with sputum production. If you have fevers, you should definitely go in to see the doctor.Flu season is starting to arrive and it is a good time to get a flu shot and have this issue addressed by visiting your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rattling sound in lungs/unproductive cough, following a cold (sore throat and runny nose) mucus wont come up even though i can feel it, what can this b?

Rattling sound in lungs/unproductive cough, following a cold (sore throat and runny nose) mucus wont come up even though i can feel it, what can this b?

Bronchitis?: Some people may end up with a prolonged cough after a viral infection. However if it has lasted over a month and the mucus is getting darker and thicker, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Crunching sounds lungs?

Crunching sounds lungs?

Lung sounds: Hello. These can be many things depending on what's going on with the person. Assuming you are hearing them w/o a stethoscope, then they are likely upper airway secretions/mucous seen with a cold or infection. If localized to one area of the lung could be a sign of pneumonia. If these sounds ate chronic and the person is not acutely ill, could be from chronic obstructive lung disease or fibrosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rattle sound in my lungs, is it pneumonia?

Secretions: The rattling sound from lungs is generally due to vibrations produced by retained secretions (mucus/phlegm) in the airways (breathing tubes) in your lungs. Mucus buildup can be due to several reasons - infections, ineffective coughing, bronchitis, chronic smoking, exposure to air pollution etc. Have yr doctor examine you to ensure there are no problems with your lungs that need immediate attention. ...Read more