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What Does It Mean When You Cough Up Little Balls
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 sometimes cough up little balls of clear mucus. They are small and jelly like consistency. I have allergies and post nasal drip. What are these?
Allergies..: When you experience nasal allergies the mucus is collected in the upper respiratory tract and drains from your nose to the back of your throat sort to say. That is the clear mucus you are noticing. ...Read more
I've had a cough for around 7 weeks now, I sometimes cough little clear jelly like balls up.
What could this be?
Difficult: Persistent cough has a very long list of potential causes. These involve problems with the GI system such as heartburn with acid reflux, vocal cords, nose and sinuses where post-nasal drip is exacerbating, trachea/lungs including cough-variant asthma, chronic bronchitis or eosinophilic bronchitis. The mucus suggests nose/sinus or respiratory involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I wake up in the morning I cough up phlegm, but every so often there will be small bright green balls in it. Is there something wrong with me?
I've had a cough along with body aches, not feeling so well, and dizziness for a little longer than three weeks now, what does that mean?
Does rattling in chest always mean pneumonia? Feeling better today - no more fever/sneezing/body aches but I have rattling cough with little producton
Why do I cough up little whitish yellowish stinky balls and sometime feel like there is something stuck in my chest or throat?
Good question: If these are hard, they could be airway casts from undertreated asthma, abpa, or bronchiectasis. Without knowing your history of cough, repeated infections (or not), if you live ina rural or urban area, your race (yes that matters in terms of genetic risks), etc it would be hard to say. If your internist can't answer the question, see a pulmonologist. If you get an example, save it and bring it. ...Read more
Can u feel tonsil stones? For the past two days ive been forcing myself to cough up/spit out these little yellow balls. The feeling drives me crazy!!
Tonsil stones: Yes you can feel them and yes they can be little yellow balls. They are NOT a disease; they are just dead white cells and dead bacteria that accumulate in your tonsil crypts. No reason to treat. My device Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator has a throat irrigator attachment designed to irrigate the stones away. You are not contagious and can work in the nursery. see www.grossaninstitute.com ...Read more
I am coughing up small clear gel like little balls, expecially n the morning I usually cough up about 2-3 a day and I will cover my mouth and it lands on my hand It started about 2 weeks ago I am smoker ?
You want to see your: doctor for evaluation, as you may need an X-ray of your chest and as well examine your upper airways, could be your sinuses too, good luck ...Read more
Hello Doctor, I have been experiences cough for about 2 months now. I have been to 3 or 4 doctors and nothing is helping. I have asthma and allergies. I have coughed up blood mucus twice in 2 months. I cough up small mucus balls every now and then. I have
Combination problem: I assume you have had a thorough history and physical with appropriate tests including lung function, chest xrays and CT of sinuses. Many people with chronic cough tend to have a combination of 1-asthma, 2-post nasal drip from allergies and/or sinusitis and 3-silent gastroesophageal reflux. All three must be managed. Don't brush aside #3 even if you don't feel heartburn. ...Read more
I have a cough I am a smoker and I often get a pain like a Charlie horse or muscle spasm across my ribs or under my ribs. I cough up small mucus balls?
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Hemoptysis....: The most likely reason to cough blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. If you are short of breath or coughing up a lot of blood, go to the er. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
YES drugs: Both tobacco and alcohol are drugs. Coughing up blood is always a serious symptom, and deserves urgent medical attention. It can be something relatively benign - like infection or bronchial inflammation, but can also be cancer or something else that is serious. See your doctor, who may want to do further testing (chest x-rays), examine the sputum in the laboratory, and/or refer you to specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Musculoskeletal...: The discomfort you are experiencing is likely musculoskeletal in nature. There are muscles, cartilage, bones, etc that make up your chest wall. These structures can become strained/inflamed with continued coughing. You need to have this cough diagnosed and treated by your doctor. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or combination of these. ...Read more
Bronchitis: A productive cough with discolored, thick phlegm in an otherwise healthy young adult is probably bacterial or viral infection, and if lasting over a week or accompanied by shortness of breath, fever, or that "hit by a bus" feeling, i would recommend seeing a doctor to rule out pneumonia and get an antibiotic. Otherwise, drink lots of fluids, take otc mucinex (guaifenesin), and get plenty of rest. ...Read more
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