Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

brown specs in mucus

A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Mucous: Without placing your mucous under a microscope to examine it, it is impossible to know what these are, but usually represents particles from the air. ... Read More
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Black specs in mucus: Mucus serves several functions including filtering stuff in the air we breath - this could be smoke particles from wood smoke or if you live in a du ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
29 years experience Pulmonology
Usually: The most common cause of bloody sputum is bronchitis. It will clear as the infection and inflammation subsides.
2
2 thanks
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work up.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Not sure exactly what your question is, but based on the cellularity, particularly the white blood cells and red blood cells, this urinalysis suggests ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation or ulceration of the lining of the stomach, esophagus or duodenum can cause these symptoms. Less likely would be a tumor. If they don't ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Excess nasal mucus: The fact that you have had surgery does not change the problem. Causes could be infection (bacterial or viral) or allergy. I would suggest that you do ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Likely old mucous: or sometimes, secretions can dry and appear yellow. If you are feeling well compared to a week ago, you are on the path to recovery.
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nose filter: One function of the nose is to filter the air we breathe. If there is an excessive amount of dust or large grain pollen like pine you will be able to ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The brown mucus is likely old blood, tissue and secretions.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some possibilities: There can a medical problem such as post-nasal drip mucus from the nose and sinuses. In more worrisome cases, there is a throat problem or lung proble ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month