Coughing up hard white stuff

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For the past year or so I have been coughing up green colored stuff in a circular shape or disc shape. It is always the same looking disc-like thing. When I cough these little things up they are coming from below, not from my nose or sinuses that I can tell. I don't cough this up every day and sometimes they surprise me. All of a sudden I cough and one comes what feels like half way up and I sometimes gag on them or they get stuck in my throat and it's quite embarrasing.
Over the past 2 months I have been coughing so hard I hurt my back and other areas to the front as of late I have been woke up coughing so hard I throw up first comes that nasty foaming white stuff and then what ever I had for dinner finally I went to the doctor he listened to my lungs and had me do a peak flow a few times and sent me on my way with a year long perscription to albuteral saying that anytime I weeze I should take a few puffs and that's it I don't get it should I get a second opin
I think the problem is my tonscils, they just feel too big and it's hard to swallow. Do any of you get like white build up in the back of your throat that smells awful? I think this might be all related, either that or it's whooping cough. It could be damage caused by whooping cough. God I wish a doctor would look at all our stories and figure out what it is. If I ever get cured I post everywhere I can. I really thought nobody else had this.
I have had asthma since very young but have never coughed up this much sputum in my life, I am coughing up about 2 handfuls a day. I just wanted to thank you for posting this cause this is 1 more thing I can suggest to the MD to see if this will fix the horrible problem.
What colour is this? White? or yellowish? Is she gagging, coughing? Hacking up? That could be kennel cough. If not, is she showing any signs of being unwell? Apart from obviously being disoriented by the situation, and probably tired? If she keeps vomiting, shows any unwell signs or symptoms, refuses food, or eats, and that comes up too, then I wouldn't hesitate to take her to be checked over at the vet's ASAP.
Jade was Very sick with herpes run wild when we first met her, along with a fungal disease making her eyes run and once we got that under control the crust on her nose cleared up. Or, it might be cancer. White kitties with that little pink nose and ears are most susceptible to cancer in those areas. Jade is lucky to have a black nose, but her ears were not spared. They were cancerous right off and we had them amputated in 09.
The time release just isn't doing it for me and I am getting so tired it is hard to keep trying different stuff. I just want to feel better! Arg! I hope you feel better too!
I am a 34 year-old active, white female, average height, very healthy weight. I had an interior carotid dissection over a week ago, they think from a sports trauma (though I didn't do anything where I knowingly hurt myself). Luckily, I have 100% collateral blood flow, no brain damage, no shifting, etc...best possible outcome. Interestingly, in addition, I have tested positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (after testing false-positive for syphilis---common, who knew).
Hello, Im 43....I was very sick in Dec, bad chest cold coughing up lots of green flim. This went on for 6 week...no i didnt go to Doctor untill recently. Anyways i started noticing whistle sounds and a bubbling type sound when i would exhale only. Now Im finding it more and more harder to exhale when i lay down at night???? Do you think i might of damaged myself by not getting to a Doctor.
And finally there is a bookshelf of kid books, a wardrobe of dress-up clothes, a toy box, a table (for school), a place for school supplies, and fun things on the walls (alphabet poster, poster of colors and shapes, etc.). My MIL took my oldest today and I'm just cleaning, still in my jammies! Better run, though. Can't wait to see what everyone else is doing on this bright, sunny day!
Sometimes I get the hot flashes...horrible. Other than that, getting up after laying/seating is extremely hard, I get so much pressure on my pelvic and also I get quiet a lot of Braxton Hicks...thank god they go away after a while! I went to the classes and found them very useful. Still have a tour and breastfeeding class to attend. Need to take care of a bag to the hospital one of these days.
In august While looking at my tongue I notcied it was very white. I can scrape the white stuff off but it soon gets worse throughout the day. If i dont brush it, it is covered. Towars the back it appears it each individual papillae is distinctly covered. i also get a real bad dry mouth, horrible breathe and often dry lips. Im not sure if I have always had a white tongue but I dont rcall it being like this. i went to the doctor and was perscribed some allergy/sinus medicine.
I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
One day, like a light switch, with no real pain or point of injury, my penis seemed to shrivel up to a smaller size and become hard in its flaccid state, it feels like it is always contracted and very uncomfortable. I too have been to urologists and just a regular pcp doctor who said I appear normal to them. I just dont see how this could be, I am nothing like I used to be. Ive probably lost about 1 1/2 inches off of my penis.
now itz to the point to where im thristy all the time or seems like it constantly having a hard time breathin sitting up or laying down i have to battle to catch my breath dont let me get around smoke a grill n e thing itz the worlds worst i hate to say it but if i have to go on feeling like this i'd rather Die!!!!! im tired!!!
I have been living with this for like three years. I wake up all through the night with stuff flowing out of my nose ( a disguisting mixture of sinus stuff and whatever food or drink I had ingested within the last few hours before i went to sleep. The ENTs and my Primary doctor have absolutely no idea what I am talking about - they act like I am lying... I have been reading lots of peoples posts and felt inclined to write to you. Have you found any solution? I certainly hope so...
I won't lie and say that I looked up to his when I was little- I still look up to him today. Every day of my life, since the first day he amazed me, which I'll assume was the day I was born. I hope you know what's it like to have an older sibling. And a younger sibling, whom you may beat on mercilessly, but they're YOURS. I have a LITTLE BROTHER. How many people can say that? Plenty. But how many can say they have MY little brother? Just me and Dave.
A lot of mucus has been present, but in my nose, it has been hard to get out, as of lately. And when I do try to blow my nose to get it out, it feels like the strong air is causing irritating pain throughout the passageways. When the mucus does come out of my nose, it comes out in heaping globs of thick/gluelike/sticky/stretchable clear or cloudy whiteness.
I have been sick for 4 months now, i have been to the doctor 2 times and they gave me some meds, and even during the time of me taking them, it was making no diffrence in how i felt, i think i have gotten used to the cough so it doesn't really hurt anymore, but it is still there and i still cough up stuff. I have lost my appetite, and i have not been able to sleep, and when i do i wake every hour or 2.
-I take Prilosec OTC every day for my cough (well, what was a chronic cough at one point). I realized that I had GERD when I woke up one night coughing up acid a few months ago. -I also take Advil Cold & Sinus every day (3 doses total, 1 dose every 4-5 hours). Surprisingly, this has helped me a lot. The pseudoephedrine helps me with the congestion and the ibuprofen helps the irritation in my nose. This particular brand doesn't make me feel spacey either, like tylenol sinus.
But, a year or 2 ago tops, I started coughing up what seriously puzzled is talking about. I guess it is phlegm but it is an entirely different consistency from "regular phlegm." Yes, more like pellets or small more firm balls kind of, but they smell so incredibly foul it's absolutely disgusting. I usually examine them whenever they come up which has been kind of a lot lately, and it is just one of the most wrong smells ever.
Silo, I hear you! I got pregnant first time in March but had missed miscarriage in May, D&C on June 2nd. I didn't think much of trying again, as I thought I would just "end up" pregnant soon after. My AF is also due around the 2nd of Dec. It's hard these past weeks, cuz my due date would have been Dec.7th. I have this weird feeling that something happened to me during the D&C, so I had an ultrasound done today to chk my uterus and ovaries.
I'd have thought you be coughing a lot if you had exceess phlegm. Could it rather be from the digestive system - bile? When you 'cough it up' are you coughing from the lungs/throat or actually vomitting from the stomache/esophagus? i used to have a post nasal drip - excess respiritory mucous - when i got up I'd have a lot of coughing and that led to vomiting acid. I also had GERD which was fixed with a op to tighten the lower esophagal sphinchter (where it meets the stomache).
//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsillolith I kept coughing up Tonsil Stones/ tonsillolith (which I have read about in the past but thought weird why am I getting so many these days) So I made my way to wikipedia and here is a little excerpt of what it says: "Other symptoms include a METALLIC taste, throat closing or tightening, coughing fits, and choking." From this I thought hmmm is this the metallic taste I wonder?
And just one more question if you don't mind at this could save me time going to the doctors..... For the last few week ive been have a chest cold i was just coughing up white phlemm so i got anti biotics and sometimes i still have my cough and its so bad i gasp for air like i get short breathed when i cough i get dizzy for 2 min then ill be fine.
Second day I started to get a sore throat and started coughing really hard with a lot of dark green mucus coming out of my coughs. My nose usually stayed runny all day but usually at night when I'd go to sleep it wouldn't run. But I started coughing and sometimes there's blood in the mucus when I cough up, little amounts in the mucus. My temperature was 99.8, but recently around after day 5 my soar throat went away.
I told her that area has hurt for a couple of years. I let her know about the coughing and phlegm. She didn't say anything about the bloating and pressure though. It's like having a period without the period and hurts as bad or worse. She ran 2 urine test due to blood in the urine, gave me a script for Zanaflex and Rx for my throat. I guess it has some ulcers on it. I told her about the 3 sec.
I'm constantly coughing to clear my throat but the phlegm is so sticky and stubborn I hardly get any up. but when I do it's usually a off white/milky yellow colour or clear. and VERY sticky. And this isnt the only problem, my nasal sinus's are constantly blocked, it's hard to breathe properly with my mouth shut, it's not a nice feeling. I visited a ear, nose, and throat specialist a couple of months back, they done allergy testing and I wasn't allergic to any of the basics they test you on.
Today I was in the bathroom in the other side of the house and I didn't hear him (monitor wasn't charged sufficiently) and when i went to check on him, he was crying so hard - it broke my heart. Maybe I need to toughen up some - crying won't kill him. He looks so frantic and upset when the crying becomes screaming.
the one thats suppose to dry up sinuses. Is there any hope for stuff to come out my nose again? I have Lupus and its been suggested it may be a autoimmune problem (the excess mucus) but this nothing coming out my nose is weird it can't be right. What could be going on. If I sneeze hard sometimes a little will come out the nose otherwise it all down the throat which is horrible in the amount I talking about. It sometimes is triggered by certain smells like smoke chemicals etc.
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