A member asked:

Every morning i cough up brown phlegm. i don't have a fever. i'm always short of breath and feel heavy in my chest. i don't smoke.

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Dr. Corey Clay answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Get checked: Chest heaviness and shortness of breath in a 43yo male could implicate heart disease and you need to be checked for potential risk factors. Mucus is secreted all along the respiratory tract to catch particulates and as a barrier to infection, so some process (irritant exposure, infection, allergy, structural abnormality) is inducing its production. More info is needed to help predict cause.

Answered 5/10/2015

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Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs answered

Specializes in General Surgery

See a doctor : if you are not a smoker, the see a doctor to get checked and get X-ray.

Answered 5/27/2015

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