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Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?

Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot  for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?

Without knowing: More i would say that "bronchitis" for 2 weeks needs evaluation. Possibly xray depending on physical exam. Wish i could offer more but with this limited info i would rec you see your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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Coughing up green phlegm chest pain?

Coughing up green phlegm chest pain?

Cough green stuff: And your question is? Need lots more information to be able to help. Consult with us here. ...Read more

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Caught virus 4 times this winter & keeps coming back, its now spring and thought was over it now its moved into my chest hurts to swallow.Blocked/runny nose, coughing yellow/green phlegm, chest pain.

Caught virus 4 times this winter & keeps coming back, its now spring and thought was over it now its moved into my chest hurts to swallow.Blocked/runny nose, coughing yellow/green phlegm, chest pain.

Possible pneumonia: Yellow green phlegm with mentioned symptoms suggest the bacteria pneumonia infection this time. Please see your doctor for cxr, cbc, sputum for culture & sensitivity, fungal studies, good physical examination and appropriate treatment. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have stop smoking almost 1 year. I have problem with my phlegm. It's thick green and comes which black stain. My chest hurt when coughing.

I have stop smoking almost 1 year. I have problem with my phlegm. It's thick green and comes which black stain. My chest hurt when coughing.

This is a question: for a medical doctor--pulmonologist, GP, even an ENT. Not smoking for a year suggests that your lungs are probably in much better shape than your symptoms suggest. An X-ray or CT might be good. You need a thorough diagnostic. ...Read more

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Having chest infection n taking anti biotics last day. Suddenly green phlegm reduced by 90% today surprisingly but feel slight chestdiscomfort.Normal?

Having chest infection n taking anti biotics last day. Suddenly green phlegm reduced by 90% today surprisingly but feel slight chestdiscomfort.Normal?

Chest Infection: It seems you are getting better, if there is no cough and phlegm has cleared.Then just watch and see if it goes away, if not follow up with your doctor. ...Read more