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Coughing green phlegm lungs

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Hi not sure if anyone will know this but worth a try, i have smoked for 41 years mostly roll ups with no filters or anything, but about 3 plus years ago i started putting filters in and after a few months started coughing up green phlegm i asked the doctor he just said getting older and smoking, Some days it seems worse than others its really strange, i don't smoke load about 15 a day but there dead thin and i only smoke half at a time.
However, if the cough is severe and very forceful, there's a slight risk of pulling or loosening stitches that have been used during the surgery, which may or may not be a problem. Also, if you are coughing up colored phlegm (yellow, brown, green, etc) then you most definitely need to be seen by your doctor - it could mean an infection. I've also had a hysterectomy several years ago and I know how painful it can be to cough after an abdominal surgery.
For the last few months I have been coughing up thick green phlegm everyday (sometimes it feels like there is some kind of matter inside of it-ew). It is usually mostly in the mornings, but I continue to have problems with drainage throughout the day. I am a vocal music student and my voice teacher suggested that I see an ENT. I dont have athsma, and have no known allergies; and other than the drainage I feel great. What could possibly be causing this and what can I do to treat it? Thank you!
Green phlegm usually, although not always, indicates infection. This phlegm could be coming from your sinuses and/or your lungs. It would be unrelated to your lupus. It may be a sign of a non-infectious, hypersensitivity or allergic problem such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). To find out what could be wrong your phlegm needs to be carefully examined, both under a microscope and by culture. It should be cultured for bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria.
She is sitting on my lap right now wheezing. She has been to the vet twice in the past 3 weeks for coughing up phlegm (white and some green) she coughs worse in the mornings, even just running down the hall or when she gets excited. Some days are worse than others sometimes she doesn't even need a reason to cough. She was put on 10 days of doxycyclin now she is one amoxocilin and has been for 3 days now.
It is unclear what your doctor means by x-ray findings of "phlegm in my lungs". Green phlegm is always abnormal. You do not have to live with this condition. Green phlegm is not seen with asthma, although discolored mucus plugs can sometimes be seen with asthma. Also green phlegm is not a function of your age and the environment. Besides, you are still young.
did you cough up thick mucus or thinner mucus resembling saliva? or was it saliva that you've actually coughed up? any phlegm you feel like coughing/stuck in chest, when you lie down after a while? cough/phlegm worse in the morning?
I thought I was problem-free from then on, but recently (around March 20, 2008), I've had trouble with excessive coughing and extremely adhesive yellowish-green phlegm for almost 2 weeks. Then for the next seven days, I took an antibiotic and Endorsteine(?) Zertin (through a friend's recommendation) which was medication for acute bronchitis though I was only 75% sure that my condition was even bronchitis.
Green phlegm usually, although not always, indicates infection. This phlegm could be coming from your sinuses and/or your lungs. It would be unrelated to your lupus. It may be a sign of a non-infectious, hypersensitivity or allergic problem such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). To find out what could be wrong your phlegm needs to be carefully examined, both under a microscope and by culture. It should be cultured for bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria.
I'm 34 years old. A few months ago I had a bout of bronchitis. Green phlegm, low fever. one day only, general malaise, cough etc..I called my doc and they said it was most likely viral to wait and see if it got better. It did get better then seemed to come back but only slightly. I am a light smoker. five or so in the evening for about 8 years sometimes more, sometimes less. Pot as well.
So my "incident" started a little different. I choked on a green bean, yes I said a green bean, and was rushed to the hospital and it dislodged itself. Since then, well over a year ago I have had scopes put down my throat, through my stomach, into the intestines, have had my lungs scoped and scrubbed and rinsed. I have been diagnosed with GERD, Asthma, COPD, early onset Emphasima all with absolutely no confirmation of those diagnosis just the doctors "best guess".
In the healthy lung, nose, and sinuses there are small hair-like projections called cilia that clean the lungs, nose, and sinuses by moving phlegm out. Smoking can paralyze or permanently damage this cleaning system. When you quit smoking your lungs, nose, and sinuses begin to recover from the inflammation that has occurred over the 10 years that you smoked. Most likely this inflammation is causing your symptoms.
Occasionally chest pains, fever, and fatigue or malaise may also occur. Mucus is often green or yellowish green and also may be orange or pink, depending on the pathogen causing the inflammation. Chronic bronchitis is caused most often by exposure to airborne pollutants such as cigarette smoke, excessive dust in the air, or chemicals. Bronchitis caused by allergies can also be classified as chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis also can have an asthmatic component.
I do get congested in the nose as well as lungs/chest and throat, and to me it seems like I produce too much phlegm immediately after eating and it blocks my air passages. It does not seem to be related to heartburn, nor to specific foods. I thought maybe this was more of a respiratory problem which is why I decided to post on this board instead of the gastric board. I guess I will talk to my doctor and see where that leads me. Thanks everyone for the input.
Within minutes after eating I have severe cough with large amounts of phlegm and green musus. Sometime it goes into bronchical spasms where i can not breath and catch my breath. If it happens in front of people they think you are dying. It is humilating and it happens faithfully after every meal. I see an infectious disease Dr. and Lung Spealist and endo. Out of all my Drs. they have no answer for this.
I know it's not bacterial because I'm not coughing up a lot d green mucus or have that drowning feeling in my lungs. I think it's just my Annual Bronchitis kicking in it has always started during late fall early winter. But I am going to be setting a doctor appointment so I can get more of those Tessalon pearls.
Apparently fluid can seep from the back of the nose and go down the throat the brain reacts to stop the fluid going into the lungs which closes the voice box, this then stops you breathing, the brain then realises that the lungs arent working so wakes you up and that is why you wake up coughing and trying to get your breath, this is how it was explained to me. I have been told that it is not dangerous and that I will always wake up, it is just very stressfull.
Its not coming from my mouth is what I'm believing because recently I have been coughing up saliva mixed with these little red,green and brown cells. It was a acid taste kind of spit. Even with my mouth close you can smell the horrible smell. Yesterday I went to the doctor about my spitting and slide in the smell factor of it but all they kept asking about is my coughing .
Also the past couple of times i've been to the doctors i have had high blood pressure and a fast heart rate. Recently, I started having a really bad cough and chest pain with blood in my phlegm and green mucus. I went to my doctor and he said i had bronchitis and wrote me three prescriptions an antibiotic, cough syrup, last was for inflammation. He told me i should be fine in a couple days to take it easy and drink lots of fluids.
I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
sound like your lungs are clearing and you may have bronco or asthma or something see your doctor some times when you stop smokeing this happen.
I'm no doctor, but I don't believe it is anything to worry about UNLESS the pain continues after a few seconds to a minute. My thought is that it is probably muscle related, as sneezing (especially several times in a row) kind of jars your body. I sometimes get pains down both arms and across my chest after sneezing several times or coughing really hard and I've been assured by my doctors that this is "normal".
When I go back to inhaler my lungs get up green phlegm. I d'ont understand all this~~? Can green phlegm remove asbestos fibres from lung or is it just white phlegm. Is it definite to die from lung cancer or some cancer from asbestos exposure? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/381162'>Asbestos Exposure</a>.
I'm also coughing up green phlegm. in large amounts.
I would say the next time you start coughing up the green phlegm, then take a sample to your doctor and have it checked for the organasism, or bacteria, which maybe causing this. That way they can see what is causing this if it bacteria it can be cleared up with the right antibiotic, to tackle the bacteria.
afaik, white/ pale green phlegm is somewhat normal for COPD. Green means maybe an infection - - see you doctor soon. Brown means you inhaled a small animal - see MD ASAP. Best of luck.
A third reason is chronic sinusitis. Postnasal drip can cause coughing as a result of irritation of the throat and lungs. You may experience the postnasal drip as a constant feeling of phlegm at the back of your throat. Typically this is worse at night when you lay down to sleep. Generally this irritation feels the worst when you wake up and gets better as the day goes on. The phlegm may be difficult to move, especially when it is thick. It may not move with coughing.
The deviated septum can interfere with mucus clearance but wouldn't cause your cough and green phlegm. That is an indication of infection, either in your upper respiratory tract, such as sinusitis or your lower respiratory tract, such as bronchitis. Sounds like you have been given good antibiotic therapy that hasn't quite cleared the infection.
and purposefully cough to attempt to get rid of the phlegm in my lungs/chest. When I do cough in the MORNING (on purpose), I cough up quite thick chunks of phlegm that are bright yellow, sometimes a greenish color (I cough about 10 chunks up each morning), and then as the day goes on, when I cough up phlegm, it is white and/or clear, less chunky, but still quite thick. I am worried about •Bronchiectasis because 1.
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