Symptom: Wet cough


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Wet cough: Wet productive cough producing sputum
Introduction: Many respiratory infections start out as a dry cough, and then become a wet productive cough as the lungs start to produce more sputum.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Wet cough:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Wet cough (15 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Wet cough (27 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Wet cough (2 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Wet cough: coughing blood (16), sputum symptoms (14)
    Symptoms related to Wet cough: cough (87), persistent cough (21), dry cough (19), coughing blood (16), mild cough (5), coughing spasms (7), night cough (2), severe cough (21), chronic cough (21), persistent cough (21)
    Wet cough type of: Respiratory symptoms (172), Lung symptoms (123), Cough (87), Sputum symptoms (14)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Wet cough: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Wet cough as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Wet cough: The following list of conditions have 'Wet 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.

    A

  • Acute Bronchitis ... productive cough, coughing up pus in sputum
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ... coughing up brown-flecked masses or mucus plugs
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... coughing blood
  • Asbestosis ... coughing blood

    B

  • Blastomycosis ... productive cough
  • Bronchiectasis ... coughing foul-smelling sputum, coughing blood, coughing green or yellow sputum
  • Bronchitis ... productive cough, coughing up pus in sputum, cough with sputum

    C

  • Chronic Bronchitis ... productive cough, cough with sputum
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... sputum
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... chronic cough with thick mucus, thick sticky mucus, productive cough with thick mucus

    E

  • Emphysema ... cough with sputum
  • Esophagus Cancer ... Coughing up blood

    F

  • Familial emphysema ... cough with sputum

    G

  • Goodpasture syndrome ... coughing up blood (hemoptysis)

    H

  • Heart failure ... coughing up blood

    L

  • Legionnaires' disease ... productive or non-productive cough
  • Lung abscess ... productive cough, coughing pus, coughing blood
  • Lung cancer ... coughing up blood
  • Lung conditions ... coughing up blood
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... coughing up blood (hemoptysis)

    P

  • Pneumonia ... productive cough, cough with rust-colored sputum, cough with thick yellow-green mucus
  • Psittacosis ... productive cough, cough containing pus, pus in sputum
  • Pulmonary edema ... pink-stained sputum cough
  • Pulmonary embolism ... hemoptysis
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis ... cough with pink frothy sputum

    T

  • Tuberculosis ... coughing up bloody sputum

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
    Conditions listing complications: Wet cough: The following list of conditions have 'Wet cough' or similar listed as a 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.

    C

  • Cystic Fibrosis ... hemoptysis (coughing blood)

    G

  • Goodpasture syndrome ... Hemoptysis


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