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Is spitting 1-2 times per day clear phlegm with brown spots a sign of the lungs functioning properly?

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Is spitting 1-2 times per day clear phlegm with brown spots a sign of the lungs functioning properly?

See a doctor: Brown spots in your phlegm doesn't sound like properly functioning lungs. I would see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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I have been coughing up clear phlegm with lots of brown spots in it at least 10 times a day, what could this be?

I have been coughing up clear phlegm with lots of brown spots in it at least 10 times a day, what could this be?

Pulmonary: Do you have a fever? Do you have a history of asthma. If not it sounds like allergies. Do you work around a lot of dust or mold? Sounds like you are being exposed to something in the environment. Wearing a mask might help. If this doesn't get better soon you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Coughing up Clear phlem with lots of brown spots?

Coughing up Clear phlem with lots of brown spots?

Bronchitis?: Brown phlegm can be from dead tissue the body is eliminating as it fights infection (viral or bacterial) or can be old blood from inflamed airways or nasal bleeding that has drained down the back of throat. Could also be from pneumonia or even pulmonary TB. If no other symptoms & person is otherwise healthy nonsmoker, it's likely viral infection. See a physician if worried or worsening. ...Read more

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Some of my acne fades away but there's still ugly brown spots left! will i ever have a clear face again?

See your : Dermatologist to see which treatment options are recommended specifically for you. ...Read more

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In the morning I've been coughing up dark brownish mucus. Its mostly clear with dark brown spots sometimes its more than just spots its more like a brown gray blob.

In the morning I've been coughing up dark brownish mucus. Its mostly clear with dark brown spots sometimes its more than just spots its more like a brown gray blob.

Are you a smoker?: If so then the chances of this being related to smoking related lung disease are higher. Either way, this is not normal. You may have post nasal drip as well. I suggest you see a doctor in person about this issue. You need a complete history and physical exam, probably a chest X-ray at a minimum. If this is on the heels of a recent cold or flu you may have bronchitis. Don't delay in seeking eval. ...Read more

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Hi doc, please i need name of excellent peel cream or whiteing cream to remove back brown spots and make skin clearly.Thanks?

Hi doc, please i need name of excellent peel cream or whiteing cream to remove back brown spots and make skin clearly.Thanks?

Ask your DR for a: Prescription of a depigmenting cream or check out some asian store for sebo de macho. Find out from your dr the cause of this. Take care! ...Read more