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Black Phlegm In The Morning
I am a smoker for 6 years / 7 cigs a day I split up black phlegm in the morning but not the rest of the day what is this?
Quit smoking!: We all have cilia in our lungs. Think of them as little hairs that sweep junk out of lungs. But when you smoke, they can't work so you might end up spitting phlegm more than in past. Most important thing to do is to quit smoking. There's not a single good reason to smoke. If black phlegm doesn't clear up shortly after quitting, go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Do you smoke?: This can happens to smokers, or someone who stopped smoking couple weeks ago. If tub workmen really polluted area. Black can also mean blood, did you have any other health problems? ...Read more
I have acid reflux and last night i had it come up and this morning I am coughing up light black phlegm. what could it be. ?
Woke up this morning and I was trying to get rid of all that post-nasal drip and my phlegm had black steaks in it, what could this be? I'm afraid
Could be some: Old, deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Am a 20 year old female, I don't drink nor smoke. I've observed for 5 days that the phlegm from my throat is black in colour only in the morning,?
Check filters: This could be due to unclean filters in your home's HVAC system. Your nose/lungs function to filter dust/debris that you inhale. Try this, and see if this symptom disappears. ...Read more
Past smoker for 25 yrs. Non smoker for 9 yrs. Coughing up phlegm with blood and black stuff in the morning have tumors in right lung and acid reflux?
See your doctor!: Your symptoms require an evaluation ASAP by your physician to determine further testing and plan of care. ...Read more
I am suffering from productive cough from past 2mnths it usually begns at night or in d morning wid black streaks in sputom. My chest xray is clear.
Cannot diagnose: You need to see a pulmonary specialist. Need more history and lung function studies. You may have problems with allergies, fungal exposure in your household and other problems of which you may not yet be aware. Go and get fully evaluated and hope this will be diagnosed and treated effectively soon. ...Read more
My girl friend is a non smoker and is coughing up clear flem with black spots every morning. She frequently has sharp chest pains.?
See a doctor: And have her stop smoking. This is nothing to ignore or allow to continue. Hopefully an exam and chest x-ray will show this is nothing serious, but if she continues smoking it may well become severe. ...Read more
My mom has COPD and is a former smoker. I have never been a smoker. How likely is it that I will develope copd? I cough and have a lot of phlegm in the morning.
Do u believe the color of phlegm in the morning is BEST way to tell if you sick or not? Cough on/off during day. White to brown. I smoke. Stuffy nose
Not generally: Color of phlegm can change to green or yellow in the absence of bacterial infection, and brown is generally just associated with the continued smoking. It sounds like you have chronic bronchitis, and continued smoking is going to cause more harm, including emphysema/COPD. You need to stop. Please talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit smoking and improve your cough and your health. ...Read more
For past week I've had small streaks of blood in phlegm in the morning. Some blood stains when blow nose. Not sick with cold or flu. Cause?
Blood from nose: Blood from nose (epistaxis) can be due to the high heat in the midwest & most of the country right now. The heat can dry out mucous membranes causing bleeding and 'small streaks of blood phlegm' and 'when blowing nose.' you may want to see your doctor bleeding becomes excessive or persists. Topical vaseline or Bacitracin on the nasal septum may help protect the mucous membranes from drying. ...Read more
Hello! I'm 24 yrs old and I had a flu 3 weeks ago. Now I'm feeling better, but I ended up having a phlegm in the morning with a blood clot on it.
Part of healing:
What you experienced is likely a part of the healing process. If bloody phlegm is still present a week from now, it would be time to see a doctor.
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I am experiencing phlegm in the morning. When I'm brushing my teeth in the morning I clear my thoart and notice phelgm. Only get phlegm in the morning never during the day. Is this normal? Thank You
Light brown specks in phlegm, in the morning. Clears up during the day. No cough, no chest pain, no fever. Frequently congested noise. Diagnosed with lpr?
What could be the cause of spitting brown phlegm in the morning? After a couple spits it's clear and doesn't do it again till morning. No blood when I blow my nose
Need diagnosis: Brown phlegm is probably not from the oral cavity or from the gums. Obviously, you need a proper diagnosis. Although you say there is no nasal bleeding, I would worry more about old blood coming from the esophagus or stomach. An ENT doctor or a gastroenterologist should be consulted. ...Read more
Is it possible to spit brownish phlegm in the morning because of gingivitis? I clench my teeth when I sleep and I have a cavity that hurts some
Not likely: Phlegm is usually a description of thick mucus that comes from the respiratory tract. Associating this to a dental condition wouldn't be likely. Smoking, sinus infection, or upper airway inflammation would be more likely. The cavity can be fixed, the gums can be treated, and an appliance can be made to alleviate the clenching. ...Read more
I've been coughing up phlegm in the morning after I wake up on and off for months, sometimes brown. My Dr. Doesn't seemed concerned but still it persists. Also occasionally experiencing a minor sore throat. No allergies to my knowledge and non-smoking,
Sore throat, dry cough, headache, fever/sweats or trembling chills. Short of breath, Coughing up thick green phlegm in the morning, general malaise.?
Possibilities.....: Possible causes of these symptoms include post-nasal drip, gerd, chronic bronchitis, etc. All of these are treatable but they have different treatments so you would need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to reduce airway inflammation. ...Read more
Please go to the Pharmacy and I am confident they will recommend the right medicine for you.
You will not need a prescription but you will have to pay a small amount. ...Read more
Wife 29, non-smoker, no coughing or cold but there is blood in her phlegm when she woke up this morning. Should. She be worried?
Concerned: Concerned yes but worried no. I would make an appointment with her doctor and have her follow up with her doctor. There are things that the doctor will need to rule out. ...Read more
Chronic cough: Chronic cough is not normal. The 4 major causes of chronic cough are asthma, chronic sinus problems, post nasal drip from allergies and stomach acid reflux. There are many more less common triggers. A lung specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) can assist in identifying cause (chest x-ray, breathing tests) so that a reasonable treatment approach can be taken. Don't live with it! ...Read more
I coughs up grey phlegm usually late in the evening and nights or early morning, this has been goin on over a month, some of it is hard and tuff?
Need to be checked:
Coughing grey phlegm in morning, evening and night may be doe to Allergies, Sisusitis, Bronchitis.You need to drink plenty of fluids and stop smoking if you smoke and check your house for indoor allergens like molds etc
And consult your doctor and get yoursrlf checked. You will need a detailed History and Physical Examination and if indicated Xrays etc to find the cause and treat appropriately ...Read more