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coughing up mucus with brown specks

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Old blood-mucous: get examined and have mucous cultured for a bacterial infection. Get a chest x ray and stop smoking.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely OK: It is not uncommon to have a lingering cough after an upper respiratory infection that can last up to a month. As long as the mucus is mot often clear ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bronchitis: It sounds like you may have bronchitis. Make sure you stay well hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeine, sugary drinks and alcohol. I ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Remains effective: I don't want to contribute to discord between you and you're wife. But you're right and she needn't be concerned. It isn't possible to cough more than ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Cough: I would see a doctor today. May be bronchitis or a pneumonia and with the kidney pain, I would check it out.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of tr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough: You may have an infection like mycoplasma for which zithromax will help. Alternatively could be reflux or post nasal drip from allergies. . Would ele ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Classic symptoms of your asthma getting cranked up. Time to call and see your physician.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you have fever, see a doctor now. If you do not have fever, you may try steam inhalation to clear out the mucus. If the cough lasts more than two w ... Read More

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