Coughing up hard brown mucus

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Avatar n tn but i have been coughing up brown mucus everyday for the past 4 months. i have no idea what this is.
Avatar f tn At some point it may have become blood stained but I didn't notice until this morning when I coughed hard and ejected reddish brown phlegm, about one inch in size. I thought it could be due to coughing too hard but I'm worried it may be something serious. Can someone help please?
Avatar n tn I've been coughing up the same hard, yellow, reddish mucus for months and months. It became a lot more frequent lately and it seemed as if I had a sinus infection. I went to an ENT and he took a culture of "puss" coming from the top of my nasal cavity. The doctor called an told me that it was Staph and it should be curred with antibiotics. After reading several things on Staph, I believe I will go buy the topical ointment as well. Hopefully it will clear it up.
Avatar n tn I've been suffering for about a week but several months ago it was for almost an entire month Wake up inthe morning coughing up yellow / green mucus and then it goes clear but it's constant and so sticky - it won't even easily wash off the sides of the basin. Last time I used to wake up inthe middle of the night choking - really horrid problem and the lack f sleep only makes things worse.
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.
419792 tn?1208274426 We went to bed where it persisted. She made attempts to put her head down and go to sleep, a few times waking up and coughing, perhaps from accumulated saliva. She never became distressed. By 7:00 the next morning, she woke up and everything was fine. Not one issue or recurrence. When I got to work, a number of coworkers said their dogs go through these types of bouts. All say it happens when their dog eats a coarse edged object.
Avatar n tn He has no pain in his chest or throat with these episodes. They occur within 5 minutes of eating and can last up to 30 minutes. After the gagging/coughing stops, he is extremely tired, to the point of having to take a nap. We are at a loss as to the cause. We have noticed he has a reaction to mainly oils, although some food he can eat if cooked extremely done. This has been occuring since Thanksgiving 2008.
Avatar m tn During this time she coughed up mucus that had a yellow/brown tint to it much similar to a human with bronchitis. Once again, while on the medication she showed improvement, but the symptoms returned when the medication ended. She was moved to 4 Health dog food with Turkey and potato. -Month 4 – The coughing has gotten even more violent. She has signs of licking lips followed by intense coughing/hacking/retching.
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 I'm a 52 year old woman in excellent health except for this problem that began Aug. 2004 after vacation in Mexico. It started with an ache in my left side below rib cage & change in bowel movements. I am frequently constipated, crampy in lower abdomen, sore in upper abdomen & every bm has a lot of mucus. In the last 3 months, the condition worsened & now I have excessive gas, bloating & 3-6 bm's per day, usually within 15-30 minutes after eating.
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 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 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 f tn when I'm sleeping in I breathe n it makes me start coughing up stuff in the middle of the night I'm 23 years old with two children ones three years old and ones four years old and its verry hard waking up every morning and coughing so hard that it pretty much makes me sick everyday this is been going on for about 2 years now I've been to several doctors in xrays on my chest and theyve listened to my chest and they said it sounds and looks okay but obviously something is causing all this conges
Avatar f tn Help, I have the same problem. Going on two years now, it's hard to keep a job when you heck up mucus all day long I'm soooo tired!!
Avatar m tn I have never smoked and don't drink any coffee. I also found that coughing up the mucus only WORSENS the problem. So I have been trying to remain calm and not cough it up. I also saw my doctor who prescribed a nasal spray for possible post nasal drip. I don't think that helped. I had also started using Neti Pot for clearing my sinuses. And also started drinking Apple Cidar Vinegar. This all has helped a bit with the mucus problem. I don't think it is acid refux as I never have heartburn.
Avatar n tn The other week I was eating some cake and somehow some of it went up my nose. I eventually got it down after snorting and blowing my nose. I didnt think too much of it until this week when the same thing happened again except I couldnt get the food down. The problem is now whenever I eat all my food keeps getting caught in my nasal cavity. My left nostril feels rather weird where it joins the bak of my throught, it feels like there is some sort of gap which wont close.
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 on those 23rd I assumed I was getting my period because I start out with a brown discharge. But the that discharge is still here. When I wipe after going to bathroom sometimes the discharge is light on toilet tissue and sometimes I will get very light blood. I still have this discharge and I know if it was to be my period it should be over by now. Could I be pregnant. I took a pregnancy test last Monday and it came back negative but I don't have no signs of being pregnant either.
Avatar f tn No other significant health problems. I was having pains in my chest when I would exhale the pain would radiate up to the bottom of my teeth. I have a very hard time taking a deep breath and when I do there is a wheeze coming from the right side of my chest. Consequently I cannot yawn easily and most of the time I find I cannot yawn at all. The pain is not sharp but a dull ache. I have not had any excess of sputum and the little I do have is clear with tiny brown speckles.
Avatar m tn DR Initially coughed up Blood streaked saliva (no mucus, or the mucus seemed pretty clear) Was diagnosed with bibasal pneumonia Underwent a week of antibiotics and tranexamic acid Symptoms cleared up Sneezed 3 weeks later and spit out slightly red tinted sputum Been spitting out clear-brown saliva ever since.
Avatar n tn after returning home my coughing worsened profoundly and now I'm once again coughing up yellow mucus and occasionally after a very heavey explosive coughing session I spit a dirty brown mucus Just small amounts. I haven't smoked for twenty years. Will a course of amoxycillin and roxithromycin as prescribed by Emergency dept MO clear this brown **** or should I wait and let nature shift it naturally. I am reticent to take another two courses of antibiotics.
Avatar n tn I recently went to see my physician, and he ordered a chest x-ray, which came up clear. Before this, I had been coughing up a thick brown mucus and found a trace of blood a couple of times. That was about 5 months ago, and has lessened or stopped completely. The pain is constant though and is really starting to worry me. I experience this pain very irregularly. Sometimes I get it when I breath in or out, but sometimes not, and sometimes I get it when I move a certain way, but not always.
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 except this weak they came back worse than before and I am now coughing up green and brown mucus plus my lungs hurt more. I am so completely fed up with feeling this way and I just wish I knew what the hell it was or if its all in my head... to me thought that doesn't seem plausible. I will appreciate any help you can give me.
Avatar n tn Lately, not right after I smoke or while smoking but about 45 minutes to an hour after, I regularly have a coughing fit where I am coughing really hard. I also have had phlegm for a while and more so in the morning. I am not out of shape and actually exercise regularly and can run miles at a time without my lungs getting too tired. I know that I should quit smoking and probably will in a few years, but I am young now and do not think I should be coughing so violently.
Avatar n tn The worst time for me is waking up in the middle of the night and coughing and spitting. No pain. Just a horrible sound although I've explained to the neighbours who said hand on heart they hadn-t heard me! Nice people. y latest thing is Benolyn fpr dry cough, although mine isn't dry. BUT it stopped me from waking up. And more info to swap most welcome. IIsn't it depressing though....Ishbel.
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?