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Coughing up thick green mucus, having fever, labored breathing, chest pain. Bronchitis or pneumonia?

I have had a coughing for nearly a month. The cough is productive, usually thick green sputum . I have had 2 days of 100.2 fever, labored breathing, chest pain around heart radiating to shoulder, and mild pain with inspiration/expiration/cough. I am going to try to get appt with PCP tomorrow. Am I contagious at this point? I am due back to work Saturday (at the hospital). I am thinking bronchitis or pneumonia but it is starting to feel a little like pleurisy (hx of it last yr.).
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Thanks for query,
It seems that you are having bacterial infection as there is green sputum.
Most probably you might have
2,Acute sinus infection causing post nasal secretion drip.
3,Acute bronchitis.
Go for,
!,X ray chest,
2,Blood CBC,ESR.
3,If require sputum examination.
After all reports go for treatment accordingly.
Ok and byew.
Answered: Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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