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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
See your doctor!!: Blood in sputum should always be evaluated. Depending on your age, there is always concern that blood may represent something serious. It is most fr ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
See a Dr for exam: If this is a known seasonal allergy, either use your usual OTC treatment or see the Dr. That will help tell if there is anything else involved. I hope ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Possibly: The green mucous can indicate an infection but not always. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is l ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities....: If this is a change in color or consistency, it could be due to acute bronchitis caused by an infection of the airways, either bacterial or viral. If ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily availabl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible infection: May be a bacterial or a viral infection. Best to see your physician for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Simons
54 years experience Pulmonology
Probable Bronchitis: Yellow or green sputum in the morning may indicate a bronchitis. When sputum is in a dark moist space for several hours, it becomes more viscid and c ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: Are you a smoker, do you have fever, chest pain, when and to what extent does this occur? There are numerous questions which need answers and a physi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor...: The most common cause for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy can also cause this and must be ruled out so see your doct ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes this is ok and not to concern you. You're swallowing more of the mucous than you realize.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Infection usually: This usually indicates an infection of the lungs or sinus tract.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Coughing up mucus can mean many things, including infections, heart failure, or other things.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cough green stuff: And your question is? Need lots more information to be able to help. Consult with us here.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : You may be developing pneumonia check with your dr.
A female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Bronchitis?: Brown phlegm can be from dead tissue the body is eliminating as it fights infection (viral or bacterial) or can be old blood from inflamed airways or ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Bronchitis: Chest discomfort with white phlegm may be from a viral bronchitis. If the phlegm turns yellow, green or red see the doctor to check for a bacterial in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corentine Kwende
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Viral URI: Get some rest, plenty of water, over the county Meds for symptoms such as throat or cough drops, Tylenol, ibuprofen, vitamin c to boost your immune sy ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral or bacterial: Is either bacterial or viral sinusitis or bronchitis. Depending upon how long you've had symptoms for you may want to speak with your doctor regarding ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Smoking: If breathing ok, & your exam & chest X-ray are normal, this should stop soon with continued abstinence & supportive treatment for cough.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: Its a good thing you coughed up a thickened plug of mucous that would obstruct an airway. If you have asthma make sure you are under control
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: It depends where the mucous is coming from. It can be from the lungs or sinuses. See your doctor to be evaluated.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
19 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: A productive cough is not typically associated with strep pharyngitis. A viral upper respiratory tract infection is the most common cause of sputum. ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Laryngitis/bronchiti: Your symptoms could be laryngitis/bronchitis which are commonly caused by viruses and thus antibiotics are often not needed. For an average adult, cou ... Read More
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