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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?

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?

Mgt: I would recommend saving a sample and showing your PCP. If you smoke, please try to quit. Other possible causes include small amounts of bleeding. The source can vary and may include gastric and upper airway sources. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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


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Black streaks in my mucus and tight lung feeling :( I'm 19 and smoked for 3-4 years ?

Black streaks in my mucus and tight lung feeling :( I'm 19 and smoked for 3-4 years ?

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

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I'm a non-smoker with chronic sinus infections that have no environmental cause. Why am I getting black streaks in my mucus?

I'm a non-smoker with chronic sinus infections that have no environmental cause. Why am I getting black streaks in my mucus?

From the sinus inf: Consult an allergist/immunologist as well as an ENT to find out the cause. The streaks in your mucus may be from old blood from the infection and possibly from a fungal sinusitis. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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I've been coughing up clear, thick mucus with brownish blackish specks for months now. Why is this happening? What is it?

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

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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?

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 more

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Why do I cough up dark green almost black mucus?

Why do I cough up dark green almost black mucus?

Cough: It depends where the mucous is coming from. It can be from the lungs or sinuses. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My mucus have black specs in it. I don't smok or have a cold.. Should I be worried?

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 more

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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

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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?

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?

See Doctor ASAP: There may be more information necessary, such as a physical examination, to ensure there is nothing dangerous. See your doctor as soon as possible. Call 911 if you develop leg swelling, shortness of breath, dizziness, or chest pain. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Black/bloody mucus is it my period?

Black/bloody mucus is it my period?

Probably: Periods can differ greatly from month to month. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash on calves and black mucus?

These symptoms: would require history, physical examination and probably testing to be able to identify the cause. ...Read more