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Brown Specks In Phlegm After Quitting Smoking
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
Quit smoking a month+ ago and coughing up green mucus with brown/grey specks a month. Started to turn clear but then one bloody hunk. From quitting?
See your doctor!!: Blood in sputum should always be evaluated. Depending on your age, there is always concern that blood may represent something serious. It is most frequently just inflammation from smoking, but more serious conditions, particularly cancer (in older individuals with longer smoking histories) must be ruled out. Cough and sputum production may be present for 1-2 months after stopping. Congrats!! ...Read more
?Dangerous: Dangerous is not the best word to use, but you should simply get yourself a good examination and maybe even some testing such as a C-Xray to assure the Brown tinged mucus is not blood you are seeing in your mucus, or a bacterial infection. Great job that you stopped smoking! Now just see the Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Common: After quitting smoking the cilia in the lung become more active and clean out particulate matter in the airways. For up to 6 months following smoking cessation there may actually be increased phlegm production which is actually beneficial. It shows the lung is repairing itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Originally expelling bright yellow phlegm but gradually developed cough with clear phlegm, brown flecks. Former smoker, 10 months off. 2 week timeline?
How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm
Black Flecks & Mucus: Coughing up black flecks is not a normal condition. It reminds me of black lung disease that is typically found in coal miners. Florida does not have coal mines, so i would not expect this finding. I would see a physician, get a chest xray and if possible save a sample of the coughed up mucus to be checked out. ...Read more
I have been a smoker for 7years.I quit &have been smoking an oil vapor e cig.I started coughing up small light grey chunks in my mucous.Is this normal?
Not Normal: Coughing up small kight grey chunks in your mucous is not normal..But what is the cause. Sometimes after stopping smoking patients will actually produce more sputum/mucous for awhile because their "cilia" are no longer paralyzed. Why not also try a patch or some gum and see what that does? Hard to know all that's in the e-cigarette? ...Read more
I am experiencing morning cough (worsened by: exposure to secondhand smoke) (quality: with gray colored phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) .
Lessen exposure : Please see your doctor. You are very young for this. You should lessen your exposure to cigarette smoke and any other toxic fumes in your community. Good luck. ...Read more
Coughing up black gunk from only smoking pot. Should i be concernd that its happening after 4 years of continuous smoking?
Been smoking 10Cigs a day for a year.Quit 2 weeks ago.Withdrawal-THROAT PAIN(no pain in swallowing), clear/white mucus with some brown particles.Help!
Recovery: The appearance of mucus with brown particles is a sign that the airways are recovering from the chronic exposure to smoke. The cilia lining the airways work to sweep away the accumulated smoke. This should resolve in a few days. Do not make the mistake of restarting the cigarettes. Congratulations on making the healthy change. ...Read more
Cough up phlegm from smoking marijuana? Am i already getting a smokers cough? I've been smoking mj past 3 months daily. Could this cause this?
Scratchy throat in morning some coughing. Coughed up caramel colored mucus this morning. I Smoke sometimes. ?
I am coughing up clear phlegm with small light brown-ish specks. I have had some sort of virus for about 10 days now, quit smoking 5 days ago. Normal?
Normal yes caution: This is typical in my clinical experience with those who kick the habit. You do want to be concerned in this situation if you develop high fever with frequent cough that produces thick greenish brownish sputum, sudden shaking chills. For your scenario, most risk is in going back to cigarettes. There are many better alternatives to deal with cravings and prevent going back down that road. ...Read more
I quit smoking bfr 4dys after 10pack yr smoking history my age is 30.I feard about Lung Cancer, I found black&blood particles in sputum and chest pain?
I can understand why: you feel apprehensive. Your chest pain & tightness combined with sputum changes (which might not be from lung) and smoking history would making seeing a physician a good idea. I would not panic or make any assumptions. Congratulations on quitting !! Please do be seen. ...Read more
What is the cause and effect of spitting up of a brown or black mucus? I've been spitting up a dark brown to almost a black mucus. I do smoke. I am trying to quit.
Hello. : Hello. I am not sure. Brown can sometimes means it is tinged with old blood. When you say "spitting up" it makes me concerned that this could be coming up from the stomach. Vomiting up dark brown or black coffee ground material can be consistent with vomiting blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
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