Coughing up dark brown mucus

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Avatar m tn I hacked up the black mucus, then hacked up clear/yellow/green mucus later in the day. I just saw the black mucus again and I worry that I have lung problems. I don't continuously cough up black/grey phlem, only twice, hacking up other colors of mucus in between. Is it true that this black/gray mucus is a sign of lung cancer? I've been smoking for less than 2 years and not everyday. I know tons of people who smoke a lot more cigarettes than I do and they seem fine.
Avatar n tn It takes a couple of hours to then dislodge itself and i cough up a piece of phlegm the size of a 10pence piece usually dark yellow/brown and the centre is always hard and its really smells awful. Now i've been to see 2 specialists as well as my GP - they thought it was a post nasal drip but none of the medication worked, I've been for an endoscopy but nothing wrong with my tummy or coming up from there in fact the doctor could see the mucus going down.
Avatar n tn The second round starts about a half hour to hour later, of just coughing up thick flem. I have lower back problems, which are made worse from the constant coughing every morning. It consumes the first 2 hours of every morning of my life, & has for a few years now. I think my pcp thinks it is all in my head, excuse the pun, & has no idea how extreme this is.
Avatar m tn Athens, Cairo, Jakarta and Bangkok, where my sputum was from light grey-brown to dark brown- the other most likely cause would be a lung infection/condition, causing blood particles to accumulate in the mucus. The seriousness of this of great concern, as she might be putting herself unessecarily at a higher risk, by not opting to get this evaluated. She has a window of opportunity to get treatment, before it progresses to a stage where the damage on the lung(s) might be irreversible.
Avatar n tn Still spitting up a load of mucas clear in color but tast like dirt and my mouth is dry all the time and chaped lips and that is with a cool mist humidifier. And my pee is still a dark brown. And still have funny fealings in my head about middle Top. not a head ack or any thing just a funny like fealing. I have been to the Minor ER clinic 1 time than to the ER and say 2 doctors. And still all this is wrong. Any ideas ? I was a health adult up untill this. :(..
Avatar m tn My symptoms have started to abate; it's been two weeks, and I'm still a little stuffed up, but the mucus has reduced in volume significantly, and is no longer yellow and is either clear or a creamy greenish color. The dental pain is also no more, and seems to be mostly related to the previous sinus inflammation as far as I can tell. However, something happened recently that's made me a little worried, simply because it was strange.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn But, a year or 2 ago tops, I started coughing up what seriously puzzled is talking about. I guess it is phlegm but it is an entirely different consistency from "regular phlegm." Yes, more like pellets or small more firm balls kind of, but they smell so incredibly foul it's absolutely disgusting. I usually examine them whenever they come up which has been kind of a lot lately, and it is just one of the most wrong smells ever.
Avatar n tn this time it didn't come till wednesday and even then it was light spotting of both dark blood and light pinkish/red blood (but more dark then anything). and on thrusday i took a pregnancy test and it came up negative. i'm really nervous about this because i usually have a reg/heavy flow in general. and i had to start my new pack on friday...
Avatar n tn During my last 3-6 months of smoking prior to quitting, i was coughing up brown/blackish mucus. It was a daily occurance, quite often, almost every time i smoked and would cough. After i quit smoking, the amount of dark mucus declined substantially and almost dissapeared for the past 3 months or so. However recently, the dark phlegm has returned. Not much, but maybe a bad/nasty bout of it every 2-4 days. I don't cough often at all, and when i do cough, i usually do cough up that dark mucus.
Avatar n tn It's semi-productive, and the mucus is mostly of a yellowish color ranging from light to a very dark almost brown. A friend of mine recently had Whooping Cough and my last booster was at least 7 years ago, so I thought it might be that. But only once has the coughing led to vomiting; usually it will be a strong fit of it but will go away once I produce some phlegm.
Avatar f tn i have been coughing since the beginning of this year , with shortness of breath , i find it hard to cough its like i have to push very very hard to get it out , most of the time its a dry cough but sometimes its wet , and when i breath i always get the reflex of wanting to cough, my nose is almost always stuffy, and when i wake up i always have alot of mucus down my throat that's a bit dark in color almost brown yellowish , and i'm really suffering i went to several doctors but nothing helped m
Avatar m tn My ONLY symptom of sinusitis was drainage into the nasopharanx and coughing up green sometimes brown mucus. Last Monday evening I felt nauseous, dizzy, with headaches and went to bed. Woke up with fever of 104F. Took Tylenol and it only dropped it to 102. Ever since then, I can hardly move. Muscles ache, SOB on exertion even if walking 20 ft, Temps conistently 101-103.5 (very infrequent 98.8 or 99s), severe HA and nausea that is unavoidable. Naturally I have no appetiite.
Avatar n tn You probably have or had sinusitis. The infected mucus drains into the throat from your sinuses and makes you cough. Dark green and brown phlegm usually indicates infection, light green means it's getting better.
Avatar m tn The reason I was being persistent at coughing up mucus was because I felt like there was a bit of mucus in the back of my throat that was being stubborn. I could feel it hanging there and it was on the left side. I tried coughing up mucus as hard as I could even to the point where my gag reflex was making me nearly throw up. Then suddenly the mysterious red glob came flying out projectile style and I caught it on my hand.
Avatar n tn I've Bern coughing up clear mucus with green specks. There's a head and chest thing going around my home. Gives body aches chills and make me very tired. Pain in my left lung area under my left breast and under my arm pit to the side of my left breast.
Avatar n tn For several years before that I had periodically coughed up globs of dark brown mucus and had flu like symptoms. I also had an ethmoidectomy done in 1999. I had the bronchocoscopy in 2003 but my lung bled and the doctor only got 3 biopsies; lavage was negative. I had been on 10 mg. Prednisone/day for 4 months when this was done.
Avatar f tn I don't feel as bad now as did the first couple of days but I am now blowing and coughing up green mucus. I did get tested at the 39 day mark with the rapid finger test which was negative but I am awaiting my 4th gen test should be ready by next Tuesday. I also have had a brown/black tongue not sure if that's hiv related or not. my symptoms sound like ARS? 2. Is black/ brown tongue the same as thrush? 3.
Avatar f tn Hi, They are on both sides of my body and are definitely moles- small dark brown flat marks. Similar to existing moles on my body. Some are larger or darker but none are raised. Thanks.
242516 tn?1368227505 Doc, I can't stop coughing and am bringing up pus. Well, you're not alone. Millions of other people are in your shoes right now, and over 90 per cent of them have viral infections with coughs productive of colored phlegm. You should watch out for symptoms of pneumonia but if you have a fever under 100 degrees, pulse rate less than 100, less than 24 breaths per minute, and your doctor doesn't hear anything in your lungs, you can be reassured that pneumonia is unlikely.
Avatar dr m tn Every time you get a cold, notice how it usually starts in the throat with a tickle, a scratch, or a slight cough. It then progresses into chest congestion or travels up into the ears and the sinuses. You’ll have a low grade fever, mild chills, and a runny nose. Even if you start out with a runny nose, eventually, you’ll have throat symptoms later on. Sounds like a classic cold, right?
Avatar m tn Chest congestion and drainage from my sinuses, during the major part of these bouts, contains thick plugs of green and/or yellow sputum, (sometimes dark brown) often one color from my bronchi, and the other color from my sinuses. And with the infections this year, I always have several days of laryngitis, where my voice gets deep for a few hours, then reduced to a whisper for a few days.
Avatar m tn This gives the cilia in the closed nostril a chance to clean out all the pollution and mucus. When it’s clean, it opens up and the other side is closed to repeat the process. The things that swell up to close your nostrils are called turbinates. Keep this in mind when you are blowing your nose. One side will always seem more congested than the other, even if it’s clean. Step One: Spread your feet so they are about 2 feet apart, for better stability in the shower.
Avatar n tn well nothings has changed it's almost gotton worse i'm coughing up dark brown mucus the pain is now also in my back ribs chest heart and arms and underarms. i haven't gotton my period there's is some discomfort in my stomach. sometimes i feels like little bubbles or fluttering around in my stomach and arms ever now and then there will be this shrap pain in my back when i breath in.
Avatar f tn Since then I have had Augmentin, Levaquin, Prednisone and Sulfa and still am coughing up greenish mucus. I am so tired of putting all of this medicine in my body and not getting well.
Avatar n tn I think I feel worse now after my surgery last yr ,my nose get huge clumps of dark red blood dried up or yellow with a dark brown even blackish color in the middle ,massive in size compared to what would ever imagine could come out of my very small passages I felt ill when I saw it come out I thought it was some cartilage they used from earlobe to build up inside of passages.
Avatar m tn It should require little to no pushing. Matter should look brown to light brown, be semi-soft in texture, and float, indicating the body is getting enough fat and fiber. How you detox: If we detox too slowly, we don’t feel the benefits because we’re usually adding more toxins at the same time and redirecting energy the body could use for healing.
Avatar f tn It causes severe pain and diarrhea and I usually have to be hospitalized. They determine c-diff through stool samples. Usually the stool is a liquid and dark green/dark brown. There are only two antibiotics to treat c-diff, Flagyl and Vancomycin. Now when I get an antibiotic for routine infections, I also take a run of one of those drugs. The c-diff tests are three stool samples over a period of time. Hope that helps.
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