Coughing up thick yellow mucus

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Avatar n tn For the past 4 years I have been coughing up clear jelly like Mucus Balls. I have been a smoker for 8 years, and I have Asthma. I wake up in the morning and in the middle of the night coughing up a lot of the little mucus balls. It happens a little bit through out the day. Sometimes they are balls and sometimes they are like a hair, but made of mucus. I am very scared and do not have health insurance. I am 25, and thought I was pretty healthy. Please someone, HELP!
Avatar n tn Nine months after recovering from terrible acute bronchitis, I am still coughing up small blobs of thick sticky, pale yellow mucus all day. My allergist says my asthma is under control, my sinuses are more or less clear, and I recently went to the cardiologist for a full workup. All that's left is GERD, but I'm unsure how to proceed because I hardly have any other symptoms.
Avatar n tn i have been coughing up yellow thick mucus mostly every mornig for years but every time i get a x-ray of my lungs it always come normal can you tell what can i do
Avatar m tn It all appears to be from just my left nostril, and while most of it is thick, after I blow for a little bit, the thick stuff turns to a very runny, very yellow fluid that feels almost like a bloody nose dripping out of my sinuses. Sometimes, the color is just a normal, milky yellow, but most of the time it is very dark, and often almost orange. This morning, after blowing a little bit, I noticed there was a fair amount of blood in it.
Avatar m tn I also had a sore throat in the upper area, maybe tonsil area, which I never had before. I also had thick discolored mucus, started out orange, to yellow, to green. I never had this as well. After, 6 days it wasn't getting better with home remedies so I called my PCP, he said it was just a cold/flu and to give it time. Well, the next day I couldn't stand it anymore and went to a different PCP and he said I had a throat infection and prescribed me Augmentin 875 mg.
Avatar m tn However, I could tell that it was working because the mucus was thick and dark yellow that was coming up. (Sorry to be so graphic) Moreover, I was able to take deep breathes and hold my notes. After the two weeks, I then would alternate the use of both medicines until I was totally clear. Once, I was clear I started taking one or the other as needed. Recently, I found Mucinex liquid and started using that the night before I had to sing. This has also given me great results. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I can constantly feel the huge ball of mucus going up and down as I breathe through my left nostril. It is super thick and sticky! But it is a darker yellowish color . It almost looks like a big scab around sticky mucus. I currently have been on 4 antibiotics for the past 8 weeks. On my third round, not only did I still have the sinus infection, but I also have a new ear infection!
Avatar m tn By night I had a sore throat and was coughing-up mucus. I have been coughing-up THICK mucus ever since then. I tried antihistimines over the counter, gel caps, tylenol, cold remedies...nothing has stemmed this mucus which at one time this week turned bery dark yellow - "yeech!" I feel fine otherwise, but this condition has made me use my Albuterol inhaler more often and now I'm almost out of it and need a refill which I don't have the money for right now (a separate issue).
Avatar n tn I have a chronic cough and have thick white, sometimes yellow phlegm that is really hard to get coughed up. I cough that up everyday, at least 2 times per day. I feel like my eyeballs are going to pop out of my head because I cough sooo hard. If I am on an oral steroid it helps but once off the steroid, it is hard to cough up again. The coughing keeps me up at night. I have been on many, many medications. I tested positive for asthma but the medications for that, are not even working.
Avatar f tn My mouth and throat feel dry except that thick mucus feeling in the very back of my throat. The inside of my nose is very dry and when I am able to blow anything out of my nose its a yellow color mixed with dried up blood and a little bit of clear mucus. I've also been told by my allergist that I have chronic PND (post nasal drip) but have never had this weird sensation in my throat up until 3 days ago.
Avatar m tn let me know if it works, because I have almost the exact same thing as you. I have no idea why I have this or where it came from. Like I've said "I went to bed normal one night and woke up with this ****" I too have what I call mucus plugs that are hard to cough up, I think they get stuck in my airways. I have no clue why. I have found on these posts, that nobody knows why we have this and that doctor's find it all a big mystery as they can not figure it out either.
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 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 Then, as though it were ready to reproduce, it moved into my upper chest, and I was coughing it up all over the place. That, though, was normal mucus and snot... This is totally different - WATERY and YELLOW AS A CRAYON! It got onto my white business shirt, and I had to bleach it! Could this just be the final-letting-loose of my infection from earlier? Or is it something more serious coming on??
Avatar m tn My finger nails are pretty good now apart from my forefingers and thumbs although my toenails are all still very yellow but symptomless. I am sorry that you have so many problems with fluid build up - you seem to have a very bad case of YNS. It's the fact that so little is known about it that is so frustrating.
Avatar n tn I believe that I have tracheal stenosis--I'm going to the doctor in January, but I cough up tons of white mucus. It's deep down and sometimes I even gag trying to cough it up. The other lovely part of this is coughing up tonsiloliths in public. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and I'm just wondering if the mucus could be part of the tracheal stenosis. Thanks!
Avatar m tn The cough is stronger before I sleep through when I wake up or when it wakes me up (when it is the worst). At times, the mucus coughed out is either thick and yellow (but not much is coughed out) or it is clear and runny but is coughed out in half a mouthfuls. So far there is no blood in it. The doctors at my college and hospital give unhelpful suggestions and I'm at my wits end. I JUST WANT THIS TO STOP! IT'S MAKING ME CRAZY!
Avatar n tn I tried to ignore it until the day I passed out from the coughing. Shortly after I threw up while coughing and aspirated it back in a failed attempt to catch a breath. Off to the doctor I went and he knew immediately that I had Pertussis (or whooping cough). He explained that you usually get it after another illness and their is NO TREATMENT. Again, no treatment. Cough medicines with suppressants-expectorants-codeine do nothing and may even make the cough worse.
Avatar n tn Sometime when her allergies are acting up - she'll get a chronic cough only at night. She'll start coughing as the evening goes on and by 2 am - it is constant until about 6am. Then it seems to disappear until the following evening. She doesn't have this problem all the time, just occassionaly, but she gets it for a week at a time. We've contacted to Dr and he'll prescribe her meds but it doesn't work. Could it be something respitory that I haven't encountered ?
Avatar n tn And for the past weeks, I have been coughing up blood, sometimes the blood is thick and fleshy looking. I have been experiencing a sore throat and nausea. I do not smoke, and have not had the flu, my coughs comes any time only when I feel like I have mucus in my throat. What could this be.
Avatar n tn I was smoking it regularly, sometimes very heavily for about 7 months. Last week I started coughing up green thick mucus, and a couple of times there was a small amount of red blood present in clear mucus. I have a terrible cough, that is sometimes accompanied with dizziness. I am not sure if I have a fever(no thermometer)and sometimes feel a little sick to my stomach. I have slight chest pain, described best as a tightness. At night, the tightness gets pretty uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn I have been pulling up (not coughing) really dark yellow mucus from this area. Then last night I sneezed and then went to pull the mucus up and there was a substantial amount of blood in it. Everytime I go to basically suck the mucus from this region out thru my mouth I can almost feel like a pulling sensation and the mucus is very thick. I am just concerned with the blood, but only happens when I pull it up from that spot in my throat near my nose. Not coughing and not regular spitting.
Avatar n tn While I'm typing this message I have been clearing my throat at least a hundred time and spitting up mucus and coughing. The only time I get any relief is when i'm lying in bed partially on my stomach. I hope someone comes up with an answer to this as it is driving me crazy. And keeping my wife awake also.
Avatar n tn When mucus gets infected by bacteria or viruses, it changes color, to yellow and possibly green. Yellow mucus is not only a good indication that your body has a sinus infection but is also an indicator that it is fighting off the infection.
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 over the past few weeks I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm which is multi-coloured (clear, yellow, orange and green) and I went to see my doctor who diagnosed me with bronchitis, and prescribed me anti-biotics, which it turns out I'm allergic to, so I've stopped them. the phlegm occasionally contains streaks of blood through it, varying in quantity from the tiniest speck to quite thick streaks. I'm an 18 year old smoker by the way.