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Black In My Mucus
I cough up black spects in my mucus which is clear every time I lil on my back I cough upmucus with black spects in it?
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I have brown, black stuff in my mucus while coughing.. the rest of transperant.. i smoke 3 cigerates per day.. What can be the reason for this abnorma?
Why is there black specs in my mucus? I am a smoker and i used to smoke herbal incense (legal weed) intell it was soon outlawed.
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Stop smoking: The lungs are very delicate, used to extract oxygen from the air and transfer it to the blood. Filling them with soot is very harmful. 4 years of smoking isn't enough to result in cancer but within a few weeks if giving up smoking, the chest tightness and abnormal mucus should stop. ...Read more
I'm a non-smoker with chronic sinus infections that have no environmental cause. Why am I getting black streaks in my mucus?
I have been spitting up black tinged mucus...My stomach seems to also spasm a lot and i get breatless with heartburn. The mucus was dark red. Help?
Black mucus: If you are spitting up black mucus from your lungs, or from your stomach it is never normal. The black mucus may be blood. You need to see your doctor about this very soon. You may have a stomach ulcer or other. Meanwhile try something like chewing a few Tums to see if it helps heart burn. You can repeat this 4 or 5 times per day. Also try Pepcid (famotidine) you can buy over the counter. See doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 27, non-smoker, but since 5 years ago after a pneumonia I've been showing black thin strings in my nasal mucus every time I get ill, like the flu?
I gat black mucus in my throat every morning.
i am suffering from this from 1 year.
please tell me actual cause of this problem and treatment as wel?
Possible sinusitis: you need to be seen by an ENT specialist for better evaluation and management of your case, cannot be done online. Black mucus can be due to fungal infection or retained blood in your nasal cavities / sinuses, meanwhile you need to irrigate your nasal cavity with saline nasal washes every day till you manage to see the specialist, good luck ...Read more
I've been coughing up clear, thick mucus with brownish blackish specks for months now. Why is this happening? What is it?
Cough: "brownish blackish specks" may be due to tobacco use or environmental exposure. Since we don't know anything about your medical history, social history or environmental exposures, I recommend you consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Had 2 quite runny poos today and both have been very dark brown almost black and looked like it had mucus in it.. What's wrong? Should i be worried?
Evaluation: There are several possibilities. You should seek care to have it evaluated. ...Read more
Hello i'm 31 years old and have been smoking since 13 for the last few months it has been. Brown and black. Mucus and what's clear is wormy thick like?
Stop smoking: First, you need to stop smoking, no questions, no excuses. Secondly, a dark, thick, colored mucus may be indicative of an infection, possibly viral or bacterial. Best to get evaluated to determine if you require an antibiotic to get better. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black specs in mucus: Mucus serves several functions including filtering stuff in the air we breath - this could be smoke particles from wood smoke or if you live in a dusty environment. Sometimes blood as it gets old can appear dark in mucus. If its not a regular occurence probably nothing to worry about if it keeps happening you probably should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to cough out black mucus which has turned out to a white colour. Not much mucus , but only white. Mostly in the morning. Bad?
Sputum color....: Usually, white or clear sputum is considered normal. Black mucous is not usually normal and could be related to an environmental exposure. You need to quit smoking asap to avoid long-term complications like lung cancer, copd, etc. If the black sputum recurs, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have been sick the past couple of days, and I have thrown/coughed up mucus and a black substance twice. I don't smoke or drink. Should I seek help?
The day after I have had sex I got this black mucus then after it was black/bloody mucus but isnt heavy and has lasted more than 1 week what can it be?
Irregular: Periods are, by their nature, irregular phenomena. They can range from bright red to black, and everything in between. If this persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
These symptoms: would require history, physical examination and probably testing to be able to identify the cause. ...Read more
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