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Coughing Up Dark Flem
I am recently starting to cough up dark brown flem. I am also having chest pains, thoughout the center of my chest, the lower ribs and back ribs.
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
I've had a cough for over a month now maybe since the first week of January and also coughing up a thick dark green phlegm with dark bits in it.
Depends: Dark specs may be blood but may be other. If blood can be coming from back of nose or sinuses, but may be coming from lungs. Blood is concerning when not where it should be, although there is less genral concern when from sinuses. The specifics of the dark spots and their origin needs to be determined. Strongly recommend evaluation by phsyician. ...Read more
My husband has a had a wet cough for about a week.. No previous cold or flu. He's now coughing up very dark green phlegm. What could be the cause?
Infection: Viral infections are common and usually go away in time. When the symptoms persist and the color of mucus changes form clear/yellow to dark green/brown, etc. It could signify the condition is caused by a bacterial infection and your husband may need to see a dr. For definitive diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sudden cough starting w/tickle in morning; fever of 38℃ and painful chest. Now cough much deeper + more pain and bringing up dark yellow phlegm. Dr?
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
Went to doc on Sat diagnosed me with flu, no tests given. I was given Tamiflu but my cough is getting worse and the phlegm is very dark green. ?
Fever 102+ horrible cough dark yellowish brownish hard phlegm. Headaches chills sleeplessness congestion. For about a week. Please help?
See a doctor: See your doctor and be careful not to spread this to others or yourself in the future. Drink lots of water, rest and eat nutritious small bits whenever you can. Follow doctors advice once you are seen. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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