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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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Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?

Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?

More than cold: What you described is more than a cold. Is is possible that you a mild form of pneumonia and it would be prudent to see your doctor. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...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

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I have had a chest infection and runny nose for a week and now i'm coughing up green phlegm. What could be causing this?

I have had a chest infection and runny nose for a week and now i'm coughing up green phlegm. What could be causing this?

Post viral infection: Sometimes a cold (virus) leads to a secondary infection. Wait another day or two if any fever or worsening symptoms call your doctor you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Headache, fever, aches and pains all over. Fatigue, very painful chest with cough. Loads of phlegm being coughed up, yellow/green in colour.?

Pneumonia: Sounds like you have serious chest infection. See your doctor asap before your condition deteriorates any further. ...Read more

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I've had a cold. I feel on icy steps. Went to ED they did chest X-ray and ct. Two days later i coughed and felt a pop on the ribs on my right side. Side i fell on. Now i'm coughing drk green phlegm. ?

I've had a cold. I feel on icy steps. Went to ED they did chest X-ray and ct. Two days later i coughed and felt a pop on the ribs on my right side. Side i fell on. Now i'm coughing drk  green phlegm. ?

Ouch : You could have a broken portion if your chest wall where the cartlidge attached to the ribs, and this won't be seen on x-ray. No treatment other that time and loring your activities based on pain. The phlegm is probably from your cold - viral infection. It should run its course too. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood.. Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?

I am experiencing  cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus)  and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood..  Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?

Take as prescribed: This sounds like a potentially serious infection, maybe even pneumonia. "Afraid to take" azithromycin (Zpak) is not rational; it is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects. Not treating your infection is MUCH riskier than any potential problem from the antibiotic. Take it as prescribed; if you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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