Coughing up a lung

Common Questions and Answers about Coughing up a lung


Avatar f tn Haha I thought you literally coughed up a lung -.
Avatar n tn for about 2months now I have had a cough, lots of mucus, wheezing, when I cough now i pee on myself which is embarrasing.
Avatar n tn I have one week that i cough every night, and when i cough i am missing air, what are this symtoms. i have notice that i cant screm or speak loud because i emediatelly start coughing.
Avatar f tn I developed a dry cough today. I have had a sinus infection within the past month and thought that I had gotten over it. Lately every time I talk for an extended peroid, or laugh, I find that I get a cough and after I cough I find that it's hard to breath almost like I've ran a marathon or something.
250701 tn?1320978365 30 until I go to sleep. I feel like I'm gonna cough up a lung. Wheezing also? What can I do?
Avatar n tn If a diagnosis has not been made by then, and the cough persists, another chest s-ray, not a CT scan, or a visit to a lung specialist would be appropriate. Don't worry about your getting short of breath after coughing. That is very common. If you become light headed with the cough, be sure to quickly to sit down because harsh coughing can sometimes cause you to faint. Good luck.
Avatar n tn For 14 months I have had a really bad cough, so severe that I vomit on myself, I have been given a chest x ray, CT Scan, nothing has been found, however I have been on prednisone, cough syrup, antibiotics, in haler, my doctor has no idea and now they are sending me to see a pulmony doctor. I am so sick and can not sleep do to this illness.
250701 tn?1320978365 Still coughing my head off. I just don't know about this cough, It has just been lingering and lingering throughout the treatment. It really worries me. Gotta go to the lung Dr. this Thur. I know she is going to say stop smoking. I try and just can't right now. God Bless us all.
Avatar f tn Welcome....Because of your guy's age, you need to rule out CHF (Congestive Heart Failure).......Karla Here's other reasons for cough: Reasons for Coughing: OK, For starters, you need to rule out Heart Problems....The xray will not only show the heart, but also the lungs...This is important.... With Heart Disease, the weak heart cannot pump as well...Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...
Avatar f tn Welcome to the forum......Since you didn't add much information or his age, here goes: OK, For starters, for any Senior Dog IMO, you DO need to rule out Heart Problems....The x-ray will not only show the heart, but also the lungs...This is important.... With Heart Disease, the weak heart cannot pump as well...Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...
2075737 tn?1379451282 try a vapor bath (i know there is a baby vapor bath product) and poor a bunch into the bathtub and steam yourself out, or my grandma always used to do a warm bath and have her husband pat (pretty hard) on her back and she swore it really helped loosen mucus
Avatar m tn Been coughing up a lot of Phlegm for about a year now, everyday its a huge amount, sometimes so much it wakes me up. but my lung x-rays are clear... any ideas?
Avatar f tn Breathless and coughing symptoms can be due to your nodular problems or other airway diseases...
Avatar n tn You don't say if you are a smoker, or how old you are. My 66 year old husband had a CT scan for coughing up blood, and had an MRI. He was told it was from a past infection, to repeat in 3 mos. He did, he was again told not growing and nothing to worry about....To make a long story short, 6 mos later, after an MRI less than a month before, he all of a sudden had lung cancer, lymph node cancer, 2 brain tumors, and bone cancer. Gee, it metastasized in under a month to all of those places?
Avatar n tn I cough up blood because I have bronchiectasis. My friend coughed up blood and immediately went in and found out she has lung cancer. You can cough up blood with a sinus infection. Go to the doctor because it "may be nothing" or can be serious.
Avatar n tn I have had a lung spirometer test, sputum sample, a bronscopy, lung biopsy, multiple CAT scans, multiple chest x-rays, a PET scan and many many blood tests. All of these tests have come back insignifant. My current diagnosis is lung cavity disease. I was initially diagnosed with asthma and COPD. Since then the Pulmonologist has taken off the COPD diagnosis. Since this had not happened for several months we thought it might be over. However, Sunday it started again.
Avatar n tn I might not cough all day, then it hits me. I do feel like I have some mucus I want to cough up after coughing. At times, a cold or warm drink seems to bring it on or just walking into air conditioning. My right nostril seems clear, a little congestion in the left. Any thoughts?
Avatar m tn This morning I woke up coughing and I spit up a wad of yellow mucus and a dark red chunk about the size of a nickel. I'm not sure what this could be. I was alarmed at the sight of this, so I poked it with a straw; it had the consistency of fat. Is it possible that food was lodged in my throat overnight? Could this be a piece of my lung or some part of my throat?
Avatar n tn Work out 4 to 5 days a week, and for the past year I have been coughing up brown mucas. Been to a regular doctor, a lung expert and a allergest. They all just give me a antibiotic for about a month and that does stop the brown stuff for a while, but it is usually back in a week or so after I stop the antibiotics. Do not know where or who else to go see. Any ideas??
Avatar n tn what could be the cause of coughing up blood have been doing this since June of last year and doctors cannot get to the bottom of it, this is very concerning to me what could it be, they have ruled out tb, mono, valley fever, have even done a bronochsopy nothing showing up
Avatar n tn hi my mother had double bypass done 3 weeks ago durning the surgery the found lung cancer and now she is a diabic and has been of oxygen and coughing up blood. is this normal or is her lung cancer spreading and getting worst no one i talk to will answer me. the doctors say coughing up blood is normal but my mother has bad lungs... she also is very hoarse.any one have any answer?????
Avatar m tn Coughing up blood could be due to an infection a sinus infection or a lung infection. Sometimes trauma to the lungs can cause this or it could just be throat irritation. Therapy lies in treating the underlying cause. With your symptoms it is likely you may have developed respiratory infection . Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The first point is to clearly establish if your friend coughed up blood, or vomited blood after a bout of coughing. Often patients cannot definitely distinguish between the two. The fact that the quantity was a "lot" makes me suspect that the latter was the case. Vomiting blood may be related to ulcers, gastritis, alcohol, anxiety etc. Coughing a lot of blood is seen in some cases of lung cancer, although it is more usual to have blood-streaked sputum.
1283791 tn?1276821914 I woke up this morning and coughed up phlem that had blood in it.... I am a smoker could this be lung cancer? Everytine I have coughed since it was clear mucus I am 29 yrs old been smoking since i was 15. But over the last 2 yrs cut down to a half a pack a day. Someon pls help....
Avatar n tn It could be any of a number of things including a lung infection. Its time to call your doctor or advice nurse; you will probably need to have a chest x-ray and blood tests ASAP. Link: Hemoptyis Excerpt: "Blood-tinged mucus in a healthy nonsmoker usually indicates a mild infection and is generally no cause for concern.
Avatar f tn The major cause of coughing up blood is chronic bronchitis or bronchiectasis. Other possible causes of coughing up blood include COPD, lung cancer, tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia and lung abscess to name a few. Also, check to see if he is on blood thinners for heart disease, this could be causing the bleeding. I suggest he should go the ER, for immediate evaluation. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I looked up some causes for coughing up blood. The ones that I put a dash next to are the ones I think that you should be concerned about. I also wrote down some diagnostic tests you should consider. If you haven't done ALL of them, then GO and get them done. Okay I promise to leave you alone now..hehe Good luck!!
Avatar n tn I wake up in the morning and in the middle of the night coughing up a lot of the little mucus balls. It happens a little bit through out the day. Sometimes they are balls and sometimes they are like a hair, but made of mucus. I am very scared and do not have health insurance. I am 25, and thought I was pretty healthy. Please someone, HELP!
Avatar m tn 2 weeks ago, after working out, I began couging severly for about 30 seconds. After it ended I began couging up a small about of blood. In all it probably measured up to almost a tablespoon, and then ended. The next morning my chest felt like someone had hit me with a baseball bat. I went to the doctor the following day and he listened to my lungs, did the normal pushing of my stomach, checked ear, nose, and throat, and ran some blood tests.