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Sputum: Introduction

Sputum: The phlegm like substance that is expelled from the bronchi, trachea, and lungs. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Sputum, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Sputum:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Sputum. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sputum

Home medical tests possibly related to Sputum:

Sputum: Symptom Checker

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

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Sputum Treatments

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Stories from Users for Sputum

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Sputum: Animations

Sputum: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sputum may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sputum

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Sputum:

Sputum: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sputum

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Sputum: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Sputum: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Sputum: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Sputum:

Mucus material produced by the cells lining the respiratory tract.
- (Source - CRISP)

Mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs by coughing.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Sputum

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

How Common are these Causes of Sputum?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sputum. Of the 25 causes of Sputum that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sputum:

The following list of conditions have 'Sputum' 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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Causes of Sputum Based on Risk Factors

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

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

    Classifications of Sputum:

    Medical Conditions associated with Sputum:

    Sputum symptoms (216 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Sputum:

    Saliva symptoms (340 causes), Blood in sputum (124 causes), Dry mouth (318 causes), Drooling (340 causes), Acute pulmonary oedema, Bronchiectasis, Lung abscess (33 causes), Empyema with pleuro-bronchial fistula, Pleural empyema, Cyst (86 causes), Mediastinal abscess, Subphrenic abscess, Intrahepatic abscess

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