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Dark Brown Sputum
I have dark brown speckled sputum inside clear sputum for 2 months, no cough , X-ray clean, recently increased with flu , no smoking for 1 week, 22y m, ?
It depends: It depends on how frequently you've been using, and whether you have a bronchitis or other infection going on, etc. Smoking anything -- including marijuana -- is a lung irritant. Other infections can also result in brown sputum. Please see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Hello dr. This already few days to now I cough. Blood. The blood have mix a sputum n it's colour colour brown. Wht should I do,?
I always have purulent sputum (sometimes green, sometimes yellow, sometimes brown) all winter long. Should i sheck up with doctors?
Yes: Absolutely. You should see a pulmonary specialist. If you have purulent sputum daily, at your age, your doctor needs to take a history and be prepared for other tests in case that doesn't lead to an answer. Probably allergies, but there could be asthma, cystic fibrosis and other much rarer problems behind this. If you smoke, step one is stop. Get help from your doctor with this. ...Read more
See your doctor : Your symptoms could be due to bronchitis which can be chronic. See your doctor for a physical exam and possibly a chest X-Ray. Talk to your doctor about your concerns about TB and he or she can discuss your risk factors and develop a plan for diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more
Hi doctor. I used to smoke weed but left smoking 32 days before. Now my sputum comes black and brown but mostly black. So I should be worried..!
No, lung cleaning: Smoking paralizes the "mucocilliary elevator, " a slow upward flow of mucus from the lungs to help remove particles too big for white blood cells to "eat" and dispose of. Can take a week to a month per year of regular smoking to "clean house." you have to do the rough math, since tobacco usually heavier use than mj. Lungs will work better when process is done! ...Read more