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hiya i started a few days ago with a cough but i have a cold

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hiya i started a few days ago with a cough but i have a cold now but since yesterday my heart has been going faster especially when am coughing and bringing yellow sputum up and then i am feeling anxious because it goes fast,will my heart be ok
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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standing by

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi there.

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm Dr. Phil. Can I ask your first name?

JACUSTOMER-p2g3pezr- : Hiya my names joanne
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Joanne.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

Do you have any health problems that you know of?

JACUSTOMER-p2g3pezr- : No i have had tests on my heart over the yrs but think it was all anxiety they found ectopics,i do tend to have low bp but i am really worried since yesterday oh all i have is an underactive thyroid
Dr. Phil, MD :

It sounds like you have pneumonia Joanne

Dr. Phil, MD :

fast heart rate, cough, yellow sputum

Dr. Phil, MD :

All signs of pneumonia.

Dr. Phil, MD :

you need to see a doctor and get antibiotics

JACUSTOMER-p2g3pezr- : I had this last yr aswell and am sure it was a chest infection but is yellow sputum an infection aswell
Dr. Phil, MD :

yes it is

JACUSTOMER-p2g3pezr- : my bp and temp were all fine yesterday but pulse was 112
Dr. Phil, MD :

that's high

Dr. Phil, MD :

I think you definitely could have pneumonia

JACUSTOMER-p2g3pezr- : can they tell if its pneumonia by listening to my chest,will my pulse come down once i start on antibiotics
JACUSTOMER-p2g3pezr- : why does your heart go fast when you are coughing your phlem up
Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes, they can tell

Dr. Phil, MD :

Because your body is working harder

Dr. Phil, MD :

are you there?