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Coughing Up Balls Of Phlegm
I have had a cough for about 3-4 months now. My cough has definitely reduced in how often I have it. But every couple days I cough up balls of phlegm.
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
Ive been sick with a head cold. Today i coughed up hard balls of phlegm. Seems to come from my sinus cavity. MAybe a inch in diameter. Greenish color.
When I wake up in the morning I cough up phlegm, but every so often there will be small bright green balls in it. Is there something wrong with me?
Morning Phlegm: Think of gravity as your friend during the daytime when all the phlegm drains down but when you lay down at night, gravity is not your friend and those sinuses fill up with fluid. Then you wake up and gravity pulls everything down the back of your throat. ...Read more
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