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every morning i wake up and cough up grey mucus wit black splotches is this bad, it has been going on for atleast two years.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not good: Need far more information and a detailed exam and possibly some imaging studies and exams of sputum. Do you smoke? Work around toxic materials you could inhale? Are you immunosuppressed? See a pulmonary doctor and get diagnosed and treated if necessary.

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I have been coughing up little grayish balls of mucus... what is it and how do I treat it?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
The color: may mean infection of the small airtubes ("bronchitis) and may indicate that a chest x ray is needed! Are you a smoker?? Contact your Primary Care Professional and arrange for an evaluation. This needs attention! Good Luck! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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