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Severe cough

Severe cough: Introduction

Severe cough: Acute or persistent cough. See detailed information below for a list of 98 causes of Severe cough, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Severe cough

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Causes of Types of Severe cough:

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Severe cough: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Severe cough, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Stories from Users for Severe cough

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Message Boards for Severe cough

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Diagnostic tests for Severe cough:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Severe cough. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect sputum for color and consistency if possible
    • Examine lymph nodes looking for enlarged cervical or Axillary lymph nodes which may indicate lung cancer
    • Examine for Horner's syndrome - e.g. dilated pupil and drooping of the upper eyelid which may indicate lung cancer.
    • Examine for possible causes of postnasal drip - e.g. sinusitis, ear infection, nasal polyps.
    • Examine lungs noting breath sounds and their intensity and also the presence of added sounds
    • Examine cardiovascular system for evidence of left ventricular failure
  • more tests...»

Severe cough: Animations

Severe cough: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Severe cough

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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: Severe cough. 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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Severe cough: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Severe cough

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic difficulties more »

Severe cough: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Severe cough

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Severe cough: Related Rare Diseases

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Severe cough: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Severe cough:

The list of organs typically affected by Severe cough may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Severe cough

The list below shows some of the causes of Severe cough mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Severe cough?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Severe cough. Of the 98 causes of Severe cough that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 86 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Severe cough:

The following list of conditions have 'Severe cough' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Severe cough:

The following list of medical conditions have Severe cough 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 Severe cough Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Severe cough 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 Severe cough?

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

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

    Classifications of Severe cough:

    Subtypes of Severe cough:

    Persistent cough (98 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Croup (17 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Severe cough:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 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), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Severe cough:

    Cough (1407 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Coughing blood (224 causes), Coughing spasms (14 causes), Morning cough, Mild cough (10 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Acid-Base Imbalance, Adenoviruses, Asbestosis, Asthma (320 causes), Barrett's esophagus, Benign lung Cancer, Bronchial adenomata syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis (273 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Severe cough

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