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I have copd(emphysema/bronchiolitis /asthma . A while ago I was coughing up pink sputum. Now my sputum is orange. What does that mean?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Infection possible
Change in sputum color is usually green or yellow; pink can mean small amounts of blood.
Orange is unusual, but could mean infection. Check with your doctor. Some medicines can cause sputum to look orange - Rifampin comes to mind.

In brief: Infection possible
Change in sputum color is usually green or yellow; pink can mean small amounts of blood.
Orange is unusual, but could mean infection. Check with your doctor. Some medicines can cause sputum to look orange - Rifampin comes to mind.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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In brief: See your doctor
The color change could be due to blood in your sputum; even if it isn't, your status is changing, and your dr needs to evaluate it.

In brief: See your doctor
The color change could be due to blood in your sputum; even if it isn't, your status is changing, and your dr needs to evaluate it.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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