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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience in Pediatrics
Phlegm: The color doesn't always mean its a bacterial infection. Can still be a viral infection and when mucous sits in any orifice in the body for a prolong ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Question: Are you a smoker? Do you work or live in a dusty or dirty environment . Might this be old blood. Take an early morning sample in a clean cup to y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Green phlegm: Phlegm can vary in color and character. Yellow, green, rust colored, or a combination of colors can be indicative of a bacterial infection, but not a ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Cough: Dark phlegm: This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how l ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Fever? : By themselves those two symptoms are hard to parse out. Do you have these all the time? Do you have a fever? Do you have a cough? Do you have muscle ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cough brown phlegm: Likely bronchitis with irritation and some blood streaking , but if fever may be pneumonia or TB, rarely pulmonary embolism causes streaked cough( ar ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
19 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: If this is a change in your sputum color, it may be indicative of infection like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection with post-nasal drip. Th ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You could have a pneumonia setting in. See your doctor for the appropriate evaluation. Get well soon.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be Viral or...: Go see your doctor. He/she needs to listen to your chest and lungs, possibly culture your throat, and possible give you an inhaler treatment or antib ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See MD: See MD or ER. There are a variety of causes. Some benign, some serious.
A female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Dagostino
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Exam: Be checked. It may be a bad virus but a productive cough suggests pneumonia. You may need antibiotics. All the best.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience in Endodontics
Coughing up blood: It could be sore throat that got really irritated or something else .Please get checked by your family dr as soon as you can.
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