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Coughing Up Brown Flecks
Originally expelling bright yellow phlegm but gradually developed cough with clear phlegm, brown flecks. Former smoker, 10 months off. 2 week timeline?
I have COPD emphysema i cough up thick greenish sometimes clear mucus but always with brown flecks in it what is it n is it normal?
COPD: is an obstructive airway disease. there is air trapping and your lungs cannot express mucus as well as normal lungs. Mucus production, ( even with different colors) is not abnormal. If you start having fevers or chills or increased Shortness of breath, see your doctor. Try your best to stop smoking altogether. ...Read more
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 thick, gray, mucus with black flecks secreting from my eyes ears and anal. i feel it in my throat and can cough it up from my lungs. What cause?
Unusual : Very unusual could be infection or abnormal bleeding. Consult primary care doctor in person for diagnosis and treatment specific to you ...Read more
Chronic cough: A prolonged cough can occur for a number of reasons. Common causes include allergies, exposure to mold or other environmental toxins, GERD as well as chronic lung conditions. Due to the duration of the cough (2 years), recommend to see your doctor for an office visit and chest xray. ...Read more
I have noticed my urine has many flecks of brown in it. Not sure what it is, possibly dried blood? I don't know. Can you help?
Explanations : I am not sure as well. Prepare few samples of urine and check if these flakes really present in all of them. If yes - go to Doctor. If not - nothing to worry about if you do not have any other problems. Occasionally some flakes can be in urine due to different foods you had this day. ...Read more