why am i coughing up black stuff

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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

I cough up black stuff, why?

Go see your doctor

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While we no longer, if ever, use color of phlegm to determine if antibiotics are necessary, black stuff sounds out of the ordinary, especially if you smoke. You didn't mention any fever, sweats, chills, unexplained weight loss, or shortness of breath. Nor did you mention your (a)vocation or any environmental exposure. Still, it's a good idea to go see your family doc for an evaluation.
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How long after qitting smoking til i cough up black stuff?

Almost immediatly

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you can cough uo blacck stuff as soon as you stop, but you can cough it up while you still smoking
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Dr. David Martin answered:

Gerd making me cough up brown stuff?

GERD

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Reflux up to the throat can make you cough, but it is typically a dry cough, and never productive of brown sputum. See your doctor.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

What does it mean if you cough up black slime?

See a doctor

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It means you should see a doctor for further evaluation. Nothing else is recommended until you see a doctor to further evaluate since this is obviously not normal...right?
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

What is it when you cough up brown stuff blood ?

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Coughing up brown stuff may be indicative of pneumonia
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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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What does it mean when I spit and cough up black?

Carbon

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If you are coughing up black in your sputum, that usaully is carbon from smoke. If you are a smoker try to quit ASAP. Do you have any occupational exposures? Sometimes old blood will have a black appearance. If it continues see your health care provider.
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Dr. Waldo Acebo answered:

Can black lung disease cause someone to cough up blood?

Yes

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After the disease had caused severe inflamation and fibrosis/ necrosis.
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what does it mean when u cough up brown stuff for a long time?

Lots of things

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Chronic bronchitis? bronchiectasis? The answer depends on your age, medical history, tobacco use, duration of symptoms, and so on. This is why doctors need to do a history, physical exam, and occasionally other tests to take care of many of your questions.
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Is it normal to cough up black phlegm even after you quit smoking?

Even more so

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what your lungs are doing are CLEANING THEMSELVES OUT. The black stuff is what was down there!! Now, your little hair cells and airways have recovered from being smoked on constantly and are working, bringing up the accumulated mucus and assorted crap. It can go on for weeks, and rarely longer. Stick with it and congrats on a great choice!!! Don't falter, have a support system, stick with it.
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