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Coughing Up Red Chunks
In September I had a cough and sinus issues with gold mucus. Today my body feels flu-like, and I coughed up some red/tan chunks.. 28/Female?
See doctor: It seems your symptoms have lingered on for a while so best to see doctor for exam ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Spitting up fresh, bright red chunks of liver looking phlegm. Not just a little. Looks like a ball of liver broke up in pieces and was coughing up ?
Need to go to ER : Or doc if open right away. Needs immediate evaluation. Please go. ...Read more
Lung infection: I assume you don't always cough up hard brown chunks of phlegm, just on occasion when you're feeling ill. That nasty looking phlegm represents your lungs reaction to infection, commonly viral, bacterial or fungal. Your family doc can help you decide if any (antibiotic) treatment is warranted. Average duration of cough illness is 18 days. If you're short of breath or feeling worse, go see your doc. ...Read more
When I cough I have black fleshy scab like chunks coming up separate from flem its dence black and rubbery?
I had pneumonia about 2 weeks ago and I have continued to cough up nickle and sometimes quarter sized chunks of yellowish mucus.
I have this cough when I cough I extract chunks of mucus , I don't have cold symptoms anymore but yet the cough and mucus is still there. I'm worried.
Started 3 weeks ago i cough up hard chunks that contain of tiny balls. It's yellow and hard and has rotten smell. I'm very scared anything would help?
Started with 38.2 fever for a day. Then fever went down, started getting cough and blocked up now fever gone but coughing up green/grey chunks only in?
Bronchitis: hello~ sounds like the typical upper respiratory tract infection and bronchitis. This does not necessary mean you need antibiotic BUT please go and see Dr in RT so you can be evaluated for pneumonia and if no PNA then steam treatments to clear upper respiratory tract, ANY cough med if you desire, and close follow up to see u dont get PNA thanks ...Read more