I quit smoking but no cough?

not a problem. Congratulations for quitting - this a great thing you have done for your health. Not sure how much you smoked, or how long, but quitting does help any changes in your upper airway to recover fully. Some smokers have a cough when they stop because the 'cilia' in the windpipe come back to life! if you have no problems after quitting, great! stay off for good :-).

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Before 6 weeks I quit smoking and occasionally coughing black or brown phelgm. No chest pain. What it could be and how long cough last?

Good sign. It is very common coughing after quitting smoking. Some people seem to cough more than usual. The cough is only temporary and might actually be a sign that your body is starting to heal and recover. Speed the process by using humidifier or vaporizer and drink plenty of fluids. Congratulations! Read more...

I quit smoking, developed a bronchitis type cough and coughed up a small amount of bright red blood should just once should I be concerned?

Depends. Congratulations on stopping smoking. Although bronchitis can cause bleeding other causes may need to be considered. If you are having persistent cough and bleeding an evaluation by your doctor or at an urgent care is considered. Good luck. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

If I quit smoking, why am I not coughing up any more phlegm?

Phlegm. First: congratulation on quitting smoking! now, a decrease in mucus production could be related to the overall improved environment in your lungs now that they don't have to cope with the stress of smoking. None the less, former smokers should pay close attention to their respiratory tracts and report any real changes to their primary doctor in addition to getting routine exams. Good luck! Read more...

If I quit smoking, why am I not coughing up any more phlegm?

Recovering. Smoking damages the cilia of the lung lining which clear out the mucous. If they are damaged then coughing clears the mucous. That you are not coughing indicates the cilia have recovered and the lungs are less irritated so that they make less mucous. Congratulations and keep up the good work! Read more...

Little sharp pain in the upper middle back. I quit smoking a week ago. Light cannabis smoker. No cough. I also have anxiety.

Probably Nothing. I don't want to make too little of this but given what you described, didn't sound like anything more than a muscular or skeletal pain. If it gets worse Or you start getting any shortness of breath, seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, I expect it will get better soon. Take a hot soak and stretch. . Read more...
Questions. There are a number of follow up questions I would have to your inquiry such as when do you notice the pain,is it with each breath,is it with movement,is it constant,what is the quality of the pain,did it literally start directly following your tobacco cessation or is it at all related to when you smoke cannabis?You may want to speak with your doc to have a thorough discussion to help best treat. Read more...

I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago after smoking in and off for 13 yrs. I have no chest pain, no cough, and am physically active. Why am I wheezing?

Bronchospasm. You're describing asthma, a form of COPD. Smoking makes it worse, and you were wise to quit, but even "never-smokers" can get bronchospasm sometimes. There are many meds that help so please see your family doc. Read more...
Wheezing. Those symptoms may be a sign of asthma or mild emphysema. Suggest you see a pulmonologist for a complete evaluation which will include breathing tests. Read more...
Airways disease. Smoking is a major cause of lung disorders but may combine with other exposures like pollution to affect your lungs. Sometimes a heart condition may lead to wheezing or you may actually have asthma previously unsuspected. Talk with your doctor about getting a check-up with a lung specialist. You may also need a cardiac check-up. Rarely, wheezing may also come from your throat (stridor). Read more...

Lungs feel heavy for 3 months. Shortness of breath. Dizzy. Drs ruled out asthma. No cough. Quit smoking 4 months ago. What is this?

Cough. Lung symptoms are challenging because part of it is your description of symtoms, then is our interpretation of what you say. Requires reexamination, ordering test (blood, xray, pulmonary test etc). Your age and smoke pack history is essencial because smoking is associated with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disesase, other cancers and other conditions that can cause diziness, fatigue. Read more...
No cough? Without cough your problem may not be pulmonary. It could be musculoskeletal like muscular dystrophy or myastenia gravis. Interstitial lung disease may leave you short of breath with a sense of heavy lungs & cough. A pulmonologist can help. Chest ct scan is probably on your short list. Depending on results of ct & pulmonary function testing will determine direction of further testing. Read more...

Dry or while transparent cough since past 6 weeks. Had started when I quit smoking around 7 weeks back. It is normal or something serious. How recover?

Probably normal. Although it's not common, some people seem to cough more than usual soon after stopping smoking. Tobacco smoking slows the normal movement of microscopic hairs that line your lungs. When you stop smoking, these hairs/cilia become active again. When active, they help clear mucus from your lungs. It should improve on own. Drink lots of water. See doc if persists >2 months. Good wishes:) Read more...