Is coughing up blood normal for a patient with chronic bronchitis?

Needs Eval.... Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. This should always be evaluated as it can be caused by malignancy. Most often it is caused by acute bronchitis but malignancy always needs to be ruled out first. See your doctor asap.

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Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?

Something else. Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest a condition called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.a condition with no known cause. However a thorough clinical evaluation is required before this diagnosis is made. Need to consult a pulmonologist and/or cardiologist. Read more...

Why does my chronic bronchitis make me cough up blood?

Bronchitis. Hello, sometimes excessive amount of coughing can give you a little bit of blood streaking. But either way if you are coughing up blood, I would take that very seriously. And go see a doctor to get a chest x-ray done at least. Read more...

Can chronic bronchitis be there when one has no cough at all?

Nope. Chronic bronchitis is a type of copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. By definition, chronic bronchitis is primarily characterized by a persistently productive cough. Therefore, if you don't have a cough, the diagnosis of "chronic bronchitis" should be questioned. Read more...
Depends... Chronic bronchitis is diagnosed when the person has a productive cough lasting for 2 months a year for 3 years. So, the person does not need to have a cough all the time to meet this diagnosis. The cough needs to be persistent and recurrent over a few years to meet this criteria clinically. Pulmonary function testing can help with this diagnosis earlier in the course of the disease. Read more...

Could I have chronic bronchitis I have deep horse dry cough I tajes advair everyday doesn't seem to help the cough it worries me?

Multiple causes. First do you smoke, if so stop. If an albuterol inhaler helps, asthma could be present. Addition treatment may be needed. Pneumonia can cause a cough also reflux and some medications. You need to be reevaluated by you physician and if appropriate see an allergist or pulmonologist. Chronic bronchitis is unusual at your age unless you smoke. Read more...

28 yo. Never smoked. Teach young kids. I get bronchitis once a year in fall and cough mucus 3-4 weeks. Could it be chronic bronchitis? How to prevent?

Uri. Not necessarily a chronic bronchitis. Being in contact with small kids you are exposed to viruses and other germs contracted by kids. Probably it is a good option that you take the flu shot every year to minimize the risk of flu also. The cough sometimes stays for long time after we get any respiratory infection. . Read more...
Not Crhonic Bronch. The definition of chronic bronchitis is a productive cough with sputum lasting for three months for two consecutive years. You are probably experiencing acute viral bronchitis. Lasting four weeks is a little on the extreme side. You are exposed to kids and thus multiple viruses. Prevention is washing hands often and exposure occurs with hand to mouth transfer of the virus. Read more...

I had chronic bronchitis and cough for about 6 weeks... I began to get sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my back now every time I cough. Why?

Cough. chronic cough and now right sided back pain is concerning and requires further radiological investigation. There are may be multiple causes, including something as simple as musculoskeletal spasm or rib fracture to more complicated such as pneumonia or lung abscess. You should see your physician and have x-Ray or ct scan of chest done . Read more...
Excessive Coughing. Bronchitis leads to heavy cougs to loosen the build up in the bronchial tubes. This can strain the muscles of the chest, abdomen and back and just like over-exercising any muscle, these muscles become sore. It is intense coughing often for many weeks (My recent run was 10 weeks). OTC Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help improve the results of cough & decrease need to cough since each cough is more effective. Read more...

24 wk pregnant. Non smoker. I get bronchitis each year for 1-2 weeks. This year cough x 9 weeks. I'm concerned about chronic bronchitis. Am I at risk?

Not likely. "Chronic bronchitis" refers to a long-term degeneration of lung function occurring in mostly older people and most often in smokers or former smokers. I presume you are relatively young as you are pregnant. Have you discussed your cough with your OB or Primary Care Physician? Read more...