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Stents And Coughing
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The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I'm having trouble breathing, coughing up blood and mucous, and what appears to be scabs, chest pain especially when breathing in.
Evaluation: See a doctor for evaluation. Do not delay. ...Read more
Go to ER: Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible added pneumonia. Coughing up blood is related to all above and added effect of blood thinner that you are probably taking. Need to be seen urgently for direct care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started out as Shortness off breath (3 weeks) with Night Sweats, then congested and green phlegm and Horse voice(1 week) with dry cough and tight ches?
Coughing x 3 weeks. Initially productive now dry. Have air gulping and palpitations and low energy. Can heart problems cause coughing?
Can do: Yes, heart problems can cause a cough-specifically congestive heart failure, a condition in which fluid builds up in lungs due to various forms of heart dysfunction. Usually accompanying this diagnosis is shortness of breath with activity as well as sob in bed such that one has to prop up the head of the bed at night to breathe. If these are occurring then best to get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more
Past smoker for 25 yrs. non smoker for 9 yrs. coughing up phlegm with blood and black stuff in the morning have tumors in right lung and acid reflux ?
Asthma or bronchitis? Symptoms are coughing with no mucus, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, gasping for air. Took albuteral and it works.
It burns to breathe.I have been wheezing.I have chest tightness and coughing (sometimes spitting up mucus).On asthma meds will this improve on its own?
Chest pain running fever really dizzy and heart rate is86 so weak coughing but stopped coughing stuff up and. Hurts to breath?
Really bad cough, wheezing am on cough medicine and antibiotics and steriod inhaler. I'm coughing up green stuff could be pneumonia?
Go to your doctor: If you are having respiratory infection and wheezing, both have to be treated appropriately. Pneumonia is a diagnosis by xr, with a clinical presumptive diagnosis. You have to be diagnosed fully and treated fully, so go back to your doctor as you probably need more treatment than you currently have. ...Read more
Treated for pleurisy 2 weeks ago with steroids and amoxicillin. I am worse now with pain/shortness of breath, dry throat and cough and nasal congestion.
Had 2 heart attacks this year and stents to LAD been for treadmill test today now can't stop shaking an hot all over short of breath BP 190/107?
Dry cough for 4 months with whistling crackling lungs for 2 months. Recently shortness of breath and worsening of cough. Have to sleep sitting up. ?
Pneumonia: it sounds like you are drowning! More than likely you have pneumonia. There are many types and your protracted course suggests a mycoplasma infection. You need to see the doctor, get a chest X-ray, check or oxygen level and be treated. You should go to the doctor soon. I think you know that. You don't need permission. ...Read more
Dad had coronary stents and now he has severe chest pain and dyspnea his cardiac contractility function is 32 % is he in need of open heart surgery ?
Ask docs: Sounds like you want to check with his cardiologist. I would also advise to see a second opinion cardiologist to feel comfortable about decisions. ...Read more
Go to ER: You need to go to the ER now for evaluation. ...Read more
Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?
Constant throat and right airway clearing and congestion, been treated for sinus drainage and GERD but has not resolved. CT and xrays are clear?
Allergy?: This could be an allergy. Have you noticed a difference between environments, time of day variation? ...Read more