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coughing up clear phlegm with brown specks

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Normal yes caution: This is typical in my clinical experience with those who kick the habit. You do want to be concerned in this situation if you develop high fever wit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Bronchitis: You may need a course of antibiotics and a sputum sample may be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Watch for fever and problems breathing. A course ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Could be a little: Blood, but not to be alarmed.The most common cause of blood in sputum is simple bronchitis.C ur doc for a diagnosis and treatment.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
LPR: Your specks may be coming from your nose and represent dried up blood. Use saline nose drop especially before bed time and use a vaporizer to keep you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Bronchitis?: Pneumonia ? You need a chest x- ray beside an exam. See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about it contact me by e-mail or text ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
First of all: Congratulations on quitting! the cough could certainly last a few weeks while your lungs start to clear. If the cough persists for longer and is accom ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
19 years experience General Practice
Do you smoke?: If you smoke and cough up brown phlegm, i'd say it's dried blood. That's why the phlegm's clear after you spit, cause it's not actively bleeding, it j ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
1 week of symptoms: Yes, it is time to see a doctor.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Sputum : This is possibly rhinitis ( inflammation of the inside of the nose) or sinus infection. This is not consistent with lung cancer. Speak to your doctor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Get examined: brown sputun is usually related to old blood in the lungs and flakes of brown most likely the same. I( suggest and examination and chest x-ray.

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