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A 26-year-old female asked:

If you are coughing up yellow green mucus an has little blood is that bad?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Infection: Depends on how long this has been going on. If it is just recent, it may be a viral infection and a superimposed bacterial sinus or bronchial infection if it has been more than a week. See your doctor for proper treatment.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Coughing up yellow and green mucus after waking up?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Simons
Pulmonology 56 years experience
Probable Bronchitis: Yellow or green sputum in the morning may indicate a bronchitis. When sputum is in a dark moist space for several hours, it becomes more viscid and changes color from a clear or white to yellow and a green. If one coughs up this type of sputum continuous during the day, it probably means that an active infection is going on and it would be wise to ask a physician to examine you
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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