Can coughing interfere with the thymus?

Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Can coughing interfere with the Thymus? Sometimes I cough really hard and feel like I need to burp to relax my Thymus back into place. Could this be a symtom of an enlarged Thymus? The cough is not in itself health related, it rather the side effect of introducing certain unburned hydrocarbons into the lungs from a certain herb used medicinally with high amounts of THC. It is used once every 4-5 hours to treat severe back pain accompanied with a large benign tumor close to the spine.
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 9 hours later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

The thymus is located in the anterior part of the chest and different abnormalities can rarely develop in it such as cysts or other growths.
At age 32, the thymus would have decreased significantly in size and alot would have been replaced by fat.

Your coughing would not disturb the thymus, it is one of the possible symptoms of an enlarged thymus though in your case you stated that it was related to something else.Other symptoms of an enlarged thymus or a mass in the thymus would be chest discomfort,shortness of breath, recurrent hoarseness.

I hope this helps. feel free to ask any other questions

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Michelle Gibson James

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 16809 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Thymus

doctor1 MD

Would being on myfortic make your muscles ache or joints if you have myasthenia gravis How long could you be on it before it is dangerous I am...

doctor1 MD

Hi Dr. Grief I have a friend with myasthenia gravis and lupus. She recently discovered that she has a cyst on her ovary as well. She had her thymus...

doctor1 MD

I am a 26 year old female that has a 1 1/2 yr history of shortness of breath. Initially was hospitalized with tachycardia/dehydration, influenza...

doctor1 MD

Had a check CAT Scan changes show nodules on lungs. Use to have just calcification s Now see thymus shadow, ? Re adrenal are in lung there 1 nodule...

doctor1 MD

I have been prescribed Gabapentin to treat nerve damage resulting from the removal of my malignant thymus gland. I am taking chemo for my liver...

doctor1 MD

I am 81yrs old and have had mg for over 60yrs. I had a thymectomy early on. Even though I have multiple symptoms I do quite well. Many of myfriends...

doctor1 MD

Does herb usnea,nettle Rt Butterbur help sinus? I have tinnitus . Will it bother that? Thanks.

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

127 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction