Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  119
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor