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Could you cough up a piece of your lung?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

You might cough up any number of unusual things that look or feel like lung tissue or have the form of bronchial tubes.
These are normally dried up or hardened mucus, sometimes coagulated blood, occasionally purulent (pus) material.

In brief: No

You might cough up any number of unusual things that look or feel like lung tissue or have the form of bronchial tubes.
These are normally dried up or hardened mucus, sometimes coagulated blood, occasionally purulent (pus) material.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very rare....

It is very rare! so, if you think you are coughing up lung tissue, save a sample and show your doctor. Chances are there is another explanation!

In brief: Very rare....

It is very rare! so, if you think you are coughing up lung tissue, save a sample and show your doctor. Chances are there is another explanation!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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