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Coughing spasms

Coughing spasms: Introduction

Coughing spasms: Spasms of coughing attacks. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Coughing spasms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Coughing spasms

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Causes of Types of Coughing spasms:

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Coughing spasms: Symptom Checker

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Coughing spasms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Coughing spasms

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Message Boards for Coughing spasms

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Diagnostic tests for Coughing spasms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Coughing spasms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Listen to character of cough for whoop or for stridor
    • Inspect sputum for color and consistency if possible
    • Examine lungs noting breath sounds and their intensity and also the presence of added sounds
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Coughing spasms: Animations

Coughing spasms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Coughing spasms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Coughing spasms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Coughing spasms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Coughing spasms

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Hospitals & Clinics: Coughing spasms

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Coughing spasms: Related Rare Diseases

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Coughing spasms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Coughing spasms

The list below shows some of the causes of Coughing spasms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Coughing spasms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Coughing spasms. Of the 14 causes of Coughing spasms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 12 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Coughing spasms:

The following list of conditions have 'Coughing spasms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • COPD ... frequent coughing
  • Croup ... coughing attacks, night coughing attacks




  • Whooping Cough ... Phase 2: Coughing spasms:, Coughing spasms, whoop-like cough may recur due to other respiratory infections

Conditions listing medical complications: Coughing spasms:

The following list of medical conditions have Coughing spasms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Coughing spasms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Coughing spasms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Coughing spasms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Coughing spasms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Coughing spasms:

    Subtypes of Coughing spasms:

    Paroxysmal coughing (10 causes), Croup (17 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Coughing spasms:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Coughing spasms:

    Cough (1407 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Coughing blood (224 causes), Coughing spasms (14 causes), Night cough (10 causes), Morning cough, Mild cough (10 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Recurrent respiratory tract infection, Whooping cough, Bronchitis (273 causes), Wheeze (68 causes), Bronchiectasis, COPD, croup (17 causes)

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