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With chronic bronchitis or copd, what is the color & texture is the mucous or secretions from the lungs ?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: All different...

Sputum can have many colors and still be ok.
The color that is most worrisome is red; this always needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Otherwise, if your sputum changes in color and consistency you need to be seen by your doctor.

In brief: All different...

Sputum can have many colors and still be ok.
The color that is most worrisome is red; this always needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Otherwise, if your sputum changes in color and consistency you need to be seen by your doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Various

It could be clear, white, yellow, green, thick, thin.
It changes over time. It is commonly more copious in the morning upon awakening.

In brief: Various

It could be clear, white, yellow, green, thick, thin.
It changes over time. It is commonly more copious in the morning upon awakening.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Usually white

A bacterial infection may develop if it becomes green or yellow.
An antimicrobial may become useful early. If there is blood than a lung doc should be seen asap.

In brief: Usually white

A bacterial infection may develop if it becomes green or yellow.
An antimicrobial may become useful early. If there is blood than a lung doc should be seen asap.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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