... d I live in a country where it is a more common ailment. I understand it is not a very common disease in the US, so you might want to ask your doctor about it. A lung specialist should be able to help you out. ... (2 replies)
... lbs. My weight jumped to 261. I was fine about the first year but then just got sicker and sicker. I have phlegm I can't get rid of am weak and just sick all around. There was a lot of faulty equipment and I was exposed to high levels of grain dust, hexane and mold. ... (2 replies)
... My husband has been a heavy smoker for many years. For the past several years he has been getting these chest infections. He gets tired, has shortness of breath, coughs way more than usual and has this thick green phlegm. This lasts for about 7-10 days and then goes away. These are getting more and more frequent, like every 3 months or so. I have urged him to see the doctor... (1 replies)
... Feeling like my right lung is "loose" when I move. I often avoid fast movements because of this sensation and feel much more comfortable being sedentary. ... (7 replies)
... I see. I don't fee like I am in denial. I came here and asked questions and people answered...my dr did no lung xray even though she said it may be bronchitis...I do have asthma and have been smoking a lot. ... (7 replies)
... Hiya, Cough, phlegm and shortness of breath can be symptoms of COPD but the only way to diagnos COPD is through spirometry test, although X rays have some indication, they are never used to diagnos COPD. This is a breathing test which you can usually do at your GP’s surgery. You just have to blow into a machine and the results will show the volume of your lungs.
The steriod... (7 replies)
... About a week ago I was feeling dull pain in the left side of my chest, it felt like it was my lung. My doctor gave me an EKG, which turned out normal, and I had some blood taken, which I have not heard back on. That was several days ago. My headaches are not as bad or as frequent, but I have developed a cough since. My chest feels strange when I lie down, and I feel an odd... (1 replies)
... saw your post and I have the same trouble but this happened after a total esophagectomy and stomach pull up. They tell me now that it is from damage to my right lung after radiation and surgery for esophageal cancer. I go to a pulmonologist and am on a nebulizer and Asmanax inhaler. ... (2 replies)
... It is humilating and it happens with every meal. i know this is a seperate issue from my chronis lung disease. I have had chronic lung disease for 30 yrs. only in the last 3 have I suffered from this new condidtion. I never smoked or did drugs are drink a lot. Just sometimes a glass of wine. ... (2 replies)
... rthermore, I know it is not caused by something present in my house as it continues to occur in public places, and I have moved out a month ago with no effect on lung conditions and chest pain. ... (2 replies)
... It sounds like the patient should be admitted for those symptoms. A couple of questions - What was his oxygen saturation and did he have a fever? What medications were ordered?
There are times when someone can be treated at home for a respiratory infection. For example, recently my son was having difficulty breathing,had a fever and was coughing up lots of phlegm. There... (7 replies)
... You need to find a good Pulmonologist. If you can find one who comes highly referred, that would be a good place to start. Another way to go might be finding someone at a university medical center. (2 replies)
... I also keep "clearing my throat" to bring up phlegm which seems to get stuck in my throat and causes coughing. The antibiotic seems to have upset my system too. ... (0 replies)
... Thanks for the reply and sorry for the late response I have been away
I have now been out of the office for 3 weeks and I am feeling remarkably better than I was. I no longer have most of the symptoms but am still coughing at times with some phlegm. Do you think it would take a few months to recover from breathing in chemical off-gassing or is it something else?? (8 replies)
... See and ear nose and throat Doctor and get scoped to find out what is going on. They can usually tell if it is coming from sinus area. The other thing I would suggest is to just try an antihistamine over the counter and see if that helps. If it does then you are probably having allergy problems. Mucous is produced to protect the linings of the lung, nose and everywhere else so... (12 replies)
... idea if the two are related I was sent to JOHN HOpkins for the shaking and they hardly did a thing and sent me a way saying it was probly pyscosomatic. Now the lung stuff, though, does anyones mucous smell bad? ... (12 replies)
... Since last entry things seem to have gotten worse. Started seeing a lung specialist who performed a broncoscopy and found a benign tumor in the air passage of my right lung. ... (17 replies)
... phlegm which was followed by nose bleeding. Called 911, was taken to emergency room. Was ultimately told about a spot being seen on my lungs and referred to a lung specialist. I have an appointment next week. If anyone of you have found out more about your condition, please respond. ... (17 replies)
... Brown phlegm is usually a infection or discoloured mucus due to old blood. ... (1 replies)
... You might have had (note the past tense) Valley Fever. That's a fungus infection found along the Mexican border from San Diego to Brownsville, TX. It's also prevalent in Bakersfield and in San Jouquin Valley -- where it got it's name. The endemic are is around 100 to 200 miles North of the border! Construction in and around L.A. is within the endemic (affected) area.
It's a... (2 replies)