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what does bright yellow mucus mean

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lung doc: Check with your lung doc. H and p and cxr and pft may be very useful.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Possible urinary: Tract infection. You need to get checked out by your physician.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip: During the night, significant amounts of mucus can collect in the upper airway, back of the throat/nose. Upon awakening, the body's response is to ex ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Could be trouble.CMD: Black, tarry looking stool can be a sign of bleeding in the gut (>3-4 ounces of blood-a lot), also seen w/iron pills,pepto bismol (bismuth subsalic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally no: While sputum cytology can assist in diagnosis under select circumstances, sputum color and/or consistency are not demonstrated to be indicators of mal ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Productive cough: Hello, not all yellow mucus means infection. It may be normal mucus that has lost it's water content from dehydration. See your doctor to be sure.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Early morning cough: Could reflect post nasal drainage or GERD since they are more likely to be exacerbated by recumbent position. However other causes like CHF, cough var ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sinusitis: It sounds like you have sinusitis. You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Yes, this is possible. If you want more detail, go here:.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Chronic bronchitis?: Congratulations on stopping smoking. But don't expect overnight recovery of your lungs and bronchial tree: it takes up to 5 years to recover from the ... Read More
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