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Black Phlegm Lungs
Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...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
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 ?
Is breathlessness,water in lungs,flem,black stools & weakness sign of pulmonary TB. My father 81 has been diagnosed with it & on meds.thx?
See answer: He may have active TB which could cause fluid to accumulate outside of his lung in the space between his lung and chest wall(pleural effusion) and cause breathlessness. Fluid in the lung would be due to a separate condition, such as CHF. Black stools indicate he's bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal system, such as a bleeding stomach ulcer. ...Read more
My lungs have phlegm I think. Noticeable when I exercise. It even vibrates deep & low in my lungs, but I feel great & can breathe perfectly. Cause?
No: Mucus is formed by cells that line the bronchial tubes. It is cleared into the throat where it typically is swallowed unconsciously. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more