Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough: Dark phlegm. This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous. As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal.

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I've had cold symptoms and low grade fever for the past four days. The fever reached 101 twice. I developed a cough with dark yellow phlegm. Is th?

Fever. Most infections of fever and cough of 4 days duration are viral and can be treated with most over the counter medications unless you are getting worse. In this case consider seeing a doctor to start antibiotics. Mucinex DM, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and other cough and cold medications (Dayquil or Nyquil) can help with symptoms while your body fights the viral infection. Read more...

I was coughing up dark yellow phlegm this morning I been having chest congestion few days im 22 and don't smoke what could it be most likely?

Viral infection. By far the most common cause of chest congestion and phlegm of any color (other than blood) is viral upper respiratory tract infection. No treatment other than conservative measures is necessary. Serious signs such as chest pain, shortness of breath, blood in the sputum, wheezing and other abnormal breath sounds need further investigation by your doctor. Read more...
Acute bronchitis . A 3 day history of cough which is productive of discolored sputum, along with chest congestion, is likely to be an acute bronchitis. It may have started with an acute upper respiratory process with post-nasal drip, later extending to the lower airway. Read more...

My husband has a had a wet cough for about a week. No previous cold or flu. He's now coughing up very dark green phlegm. What could be the cause?

Infection. Viral infections are common and usually go away in time. When the symptoms persist and the color of mucus changes form clear/yellow to dark green/brown, etc. It could signify the condition is caused by a bacterial infection and your husband may need to see a dr. For definitive diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Best wishes. Read more...

I've had a cough for over a month now maybe since the first week of January and also coughing up a thick dark green phlegm with dark bits in it.

COUGH X 1+ MONTH. WOuld need to know MORE history to more accurately answer your question. Please INBOX for cormal consult or touch base with your personal physician. Read more...
Cough. You should be seen in person by someone for an exam. Read more...

Why do I cough up dark specs in my phlegm.

Depends. Dark specs may be blood but may be other. If blood can be coming from back of nose or sinuses, but may be coming from lungs. Blood is concerning when not where it should be, although there is less genral concern when from sinuses. The specifics of the dark spots and their origin needs to be determined. Strongly recommend evaluation by phsyician. Read more...