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Why Am I Coughing Up Black Stuff
Cleaning up lungs: Smoke tends to shut down ciliary function. Those are little hairs in lungs that sweep out junk. So if you smoke for a long time, there's a tremendous amount of stuff building up in there that needs to come out. That's why smokers often report more coughing after they quit - that's their cilia returning to life & cleaning house. Obviously more complicated than that but hopefully makes sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been smocking weed for about a year an for about a month I have been coughing up black stuff an an today I cough up a little blood?
Get checked out!: Weed or not, this needs to be investigated right away. Anyone who smokes something and then develops a cough with black stuff and then blood needs to be investigated right away. Go to a doctor, get an evaluation and a chest CT, at least. And stop smoking weed, and anything else you may be smoking. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: 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. ...Read more
I am a smoker and smoke 5-6 cigarattes everyday. I have complaint of cough which is common in all smokers. However i see the cough color as black.
Smoke bits: Cigarette smoke may look white or grey, bit easentially is like any other--black. Think soot on fireplace walls, but in your lungs. 1/4--1/3 of a pack per day should be easy to stop by subtraction method: smoke one less every week (or two) until gone. Keep hands busy w/a pen or a few lollipops. ...Read more
Hi sir, is black cough is any dease, if so got to fix this, as i had done X-ray of check also but its normal?
No, but...: "black cough" is not a scientific-medicine diagnosis but an imaginary disease invented by fantasy role-players -- i happen to be familiar with this creative subculture. If you have an actual cough or some other symptom, your physician knows how to work it up. If there is something else that we on healthtap can do for you, please let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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