Douglas, WY
A 45-year-old female asked:

I have copd emphysema i cough up thick greenish sometimes clear mucus but always with brown flecks in it what is it n is it normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
Family Medicine 22 years experience
COPD: is an obstructive airway disease. there is air trapping and your lungs cannot express mucus as well as normal lungs. Mucus production, ( even with different colors) is not abnormal. If you start having fevers or chills or increased Shortness of breath, see your doctor. Try your best to stop smoking altogether.
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