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Hi im 29 had a chesty cough for 4 weeks and my lungs feel so sore,

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Hi im 29 had a chesty cough for 4 weeks and my lungs feel so sore, now my joints have started to ache . My cough worse at night and I haven't had a cold or been ill. I cough up white froffy stuff.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
You need an exam, lung exam, possibly x ray.
This has gone on too long.
It can be bronchitis, but it can be pneumonia.
Pneumonia requires antibiotics.
It can become life threatening if not treated.
There are many other causes of cough, bronchitis being common.j
Asthma.
Acid reflux.
Heart failure.
Other lung disease.
See a doctor asap.
If this gets worse go to the ER.
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Satisfied Customers: 65276
Experience: Board certified Internal medicine and Integrative medicine. Many years of experience all areas.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
This is very serious.
I would not wait to see a doctor. Go to ER right now
I am worried about tuberculosis actually. This is likely with joint pain, cough for a few weeks
I would get to ER tonight. You need a CAT scan.
A blood clot is also possible
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I went hospital had a chest X-Ray find out next Monday x they also gave me an inhaler and antibiotics again . They didn't say what they thought it was but they did say my breathing was rapid
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
do you still need help?