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A 43-year-old male 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.

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
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.
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Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 19 years experience
See a doctor : if you are not a smoker, the see a doctor to get checked and get X-ray.
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Last updated May 27, 2015

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