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Coughing Up Black Flem
Could be lots: Could be anything from nothing to significant illness. Heave your friend see their doctor. ...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
A friend is coughing up black balls in his flem and been sick on a night not every night but just wanted to no if it could be out serious?
Yes: Black balls in phlegm are never a good sign; the most likely thing i can think of would be old blood. Advise your friend to get checked out as soon as possible by a doctor. ...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.?
Can Chronic cough for more than two months due to environmental allergens cause black and rusty phlegm for four days and then becomes white ?
Even more so: What your lungs are doing are cleaning themselves out. The black stuff is what was down there! now, your little hair cells and airways have recovered from being smoked on constantly and are working, bringing up the accumulated mucus and assorted crap. It can go on for weeks, and rarely longer. Stick with it and congrats on a great choice! don't falter, have a support system, stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cough up black phlegm, i quit smoking long ago. I used to sandblast for years using coal slag. Will this go away? Ever
Pulmonary: Chances are it will especially since your are young. However if you have not had a chest xray recently it would be a good idea to get one. ...Read more
Hi I have been having sore throat and dry resistant cough for about a month. I am coughing out phlegm that has black specks for about 2 weeks now. ?
Congratulations!: Quitting smoking was one of the most important things you can do for your health so i'm very excited for you. How long ago did you stop? If it was recently, your body may still be ridding itself of the many toxins and particles you were inhaling before. If it is lasting for more than a few weeks, please see your specialist in adult care- family medicine or internal medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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