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I quit smoking a year ago and still cough up mucus with black flecks in it. Is this normal?

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Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Black Flecks & Mucus

Coughing up black flecks is not a normal condition.
It reminds me of black lung disease that is typically found in coal miners. Florida does not have coal mines, so i would not expect this finding. I would see a physician, get a chest xray and if possible save a sample of the coughed up mucus to be checked out.

In brief: Black Flecks & Mucus

Coughing up black flecks is not a normal condition.
It reminds me of black lung disease that is typically found in coal miners. Florida does not have coal mines, so i would not expect this finding. I would see a physician, get a chest xray and if possible save a sample of the coughed up mucus to be checked out.
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