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when i cough, i cough up mucous that is dark almost black. What does this mean?

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Most common cause of gray or black mucus is dirt and dust Smoking marijuana can also cause black mucus or phlegm. Coal miners, can have black mucus. Exposure to beryllium may give black mucus Chronic sinusitis and pneumonia associated with mucormycosis and aspergillosis infections ( Fungal)
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Dr. Babak Larian answered:

When i cough up mucous its brown but when it drains from the sinus its clear is that normal?

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If your nasal mucous is clear and the phlegm you cough up did colored then it means an infection or other issue is developing in your breathing tube (trachea) or lung. The sinuses are probably not jnfected
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Dr. Edward Neilsen answered:

I'm 24 and have smoked for 10 years and have asthma, everday I cough up thick brown mucous, why?

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What you are describing is suspicious for chronic bronchitis. This destroys the hairs lining the airways which help keep the lungs clean. Damage from smoking causes mucus to build up, and without those hairs, it collects in the airways. The good news....much of this can be reversed if you quit smoking before permanent damage is done.
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury answered:

What does it mean to cough up a thick, almost completely white mucous. The cough seems to come from my chest and is harsh also.

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Coughing out white sputum is good. Cough itself is a defense mechanism for us, it keeps the airway clear so that we breathe smoothly, comfortably. But if too much, then need to find out the cause and treat. Avoid the factors which makes more mucous and worsens cough.
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Its 4:52 am im in san antonio tx and i am having trouble breathing my lungs are squeaky maybe bronchitis? Hurts my chest to cough up the mucous? ??

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Sounds like what you have maybe worse than bronchitis. Please go to the ED to rule out pneumonia, especially if you also have fever.
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No known lung issues, never smoked, but is it normal to occasionally cough up mucous with a 1" stringy, hard piece of tissue, helix-structure inside?

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It is not normal to do so. There are several potential causes from asthma to alleric bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, so save one and bring it in to your doctor.
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Dr. David Martin answered:

Why do i cough up dark green almost black mucus?

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It depends where the mucous is coming from. It can be from the lungs or sinuses. See your doctor to be evaluated.
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Dr. Angela Walker answered:

I quit smoking a year ago and still cough up mucus with black flecks in it. Is this normal?

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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.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Every morning i wake up and cough up grey mucus wit black splotches is this bad, it has been going on for atleast two years. ?

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Need far more information and a detailed exam and possibly some imaging studies and exams of sputum. Do you smoke? Work around toxic materials you could inhale? Are you immunosuppressed? See a pulmonary doctor and get diagnosed and treated if necessary.
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Coughing up yellow green phlem with occasional small black mucous parts what could cause this?

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Is either bacterial or viral sinusitis or bronchitis. Depending upon how long you've had symptoms for you may want to speak with your doctor regarding an antibiotic. Also, STOP smoking!
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