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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. 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. 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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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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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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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. Ryan Phasouk answered:

What may be causing me to cough up dark colord mucus?

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In general, a symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor.
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Dr. Ronald W. Li answered:

If you cough up yellow or green mucus when you have a cold is this bad?

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Colored mucous can be produced by either a viral or a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections are viral and will get better with time and rest. If there is no improvement within 7 days or if the symptoms are very severe then medical attention should be obtained.
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Dr. Alan Jackson answered:

When i cough it hurts alot and i cough up green mucus. It doesnt hurt when i swallow. What can i take for cough? It feels like its all in my throat

Coughing with green.

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mucous is a sign that you need systemic antibiotics. See your primary care doctor for evaluation.
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