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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?

Bronchitis

Cough
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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Cough
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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Bronchitis
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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My nose/ chest is very congested and I'm coughing up VERY thick, dark green (olive colored) mucous?

Possible infection

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You may have a strep infection. Check with your doctor for culture and sensitivity or an empirical trial of antibiotics if after physical exam the doctor thinks you are infected. Hope you feel better soon.
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im a severe asthmatic and i have a terrible cough and coughing up thick green mucous?

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Depending on other factors not mentioned in you note like duration of symptoms, severity of symptoms, breathing difficulty, fevers, and other systemic signs, you may need to see you physician. If any breathing difficulty at all acutely, seek medical attention immediately.
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Coughing up yellow green phlem with occasional small black mucous parts what could cause this?

Viral or bacterial

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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered:

Have histoplasmosis and have a barking cough coughing up green mucous and red tinted mucous.had bronchoscopy 4 days ago?

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Best to call your doctor who did the bronchoscopy four days ago. They need to be made aware that you're having green mucus, and blood tinged sputum. They will be able to better assist you in providing treatment plan, or follow-up to return to the office. You may need to be placed on medications. Plus this needs to be documented in your chart.
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