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Why Am I Coughing Up Black Stuff
Cleaning up lungs: Smoke tends to shut down ciliary function. Those are little hairs in lungs that sweep out junk. So if you smoke for a long time, there's a tremendous amount of stuff building up in there that needs to come out. That's why smokers often report more coughing after they quit - that's their cilia returning to life & cleaning house. Obviously more complicated than that but hopefully makes sense. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I repeatedly punched a door and now neck and shoulder pain is almost unbearable for a week. Stiffness in neck and hurts to cough or sneeze.what I do?
For a month I've had lower back pain n stiffness making it hurt when I sit, cough, bend.. lying down/standing straight feels best. What could it be?
Consult PT: This could be a strain. There's a whole bunch of questions that need to be answered to make the diagnosis here as this is one of the most common complaints to primary care physicians. You can potentially make the diagnosis by trying a simple therapy. Lay on the floor with you face down and perform a press up, while keeping your hips on the floor. This provides back extension. Do this 10x/day. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi, i sound wheezing every night from last ten days not in day and also bit stiffness on upper back and chest so what it could be? Not cough really
ProbNot preoccupying: If i were to guess, i'd say you have an upper respiratory infection (bronchitis). You may have underlying asthma that is usually dormant but gets unmasked when you have bronchitis. The pain is mainly "pleurisy" that is bruising of the lung lining which causes pain. Ibuprofen typically helps. A simple inhaler may remove the wheezing, to use when needed or when you catch a cold. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi, i sound wheezing every night from last ten days not in day and also bit stiffness on upper back and chest so what it could be? Not cough no smoke
Wheezing: There are different causes, large airway obstruction due to asthma, chronic bronchitis, tumor, tracheal stenosis, left side heart failure; clot in some cases. If at night it may be acid reflux. Please see your doctor for thorough exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Im an 18yo Female with: Constant Chesty Cough, Night Sweats, Hard to Breathe, Not Eating, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Wheezing and I have Asthma. HELP?
You need: an evaluation which includes an exam and possibly a chest radiograph. If you have asthma, then peak flow or lung function and a medical management plan are in order. You should be screened for risk factors for tuberculosis and other lung diseases or infections. Do not wait, and get evaluated soon! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Flu with cough.Dyspnea, chest pain and tightness. Neck shoulder stiffness.Dr say flu + allergy cause dyspnea and pain.On seretide, sungulair.Cardiac?
Go see your doctor: While we no longer, if ever, use color of phlegm to determine if antibiotics are necessary, black stuff sounds out of the ordinary, especially if you smoke. You didn't mention any fever, sweats, chills, unexplained weight loss, or shortness of breath. Nor did you mention your (a)vocation or any environmental exposure. Still, it's a good idea to go see your family doc for an evaluation. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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