Coughing up white chunks

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Avatar n tn So last week it happened for the first time while I was coughing. This gross stuff came up, it felt jelloie you could say. And then it happened again today. But istead of swolling it, I ran to the bathroom and spit it out to look at it. It was like a white tan color. Thick too. It was in an almost rectangular ball shape. There was two chunks. Afterwards to brushed my teeth- plenty of times. Does any one have any idea what this is? Im willing to answer an Appropriate questions, so please ask.
Avatar f tn on a morning when i wake up i always need to cough and clear my throat since about a year ago. but now it has extended to needing to do it throughout the day. sometime the mucus that comes up is small hard sticky lumps that nearly make me be sick as they get stuck in my throat. or some times theres a lot of yellow and white flem. its never clear. I'm wondering wat the cause of this is as i can constantly feel it there at back of my throat like a coating.
Avatar n tn For about eight years now (since I have moved to Huntsville, AL from PA), I have been spitting up yellowish-white pea-size chunks with a foul odor from my throat (usually come when coughing or sneezing). I have been feeling okay otherwise with no fever or any other symptoms. I have since been on a wide spectrum of antibiotics for various sinus infections which have not helped the chunks. They come up periodically usually about once every one to two weeks.
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 When i went to the doctor i was already sick for 2 months, they put me on a nebulizer and gave me an x-ray on my lungs, they said i either have pnemonea or bronchitis, it doesn't really hurt at all until night time, and i kinda throw up alot, well like once or twice a week, but i recall the last time i threw up, i coughed during and big white chunks came out, it seemed like puss or hard mucus, and they where clogging my throw up from coming out, soi was like choking, i don't know what to think
746512 tn?1388811180 So the daily muscous is getting worse and worse. Chunks of yellow/white/green depending on the time constantly need to be coughed up. I think they are from my sinsuses. Constant post nasal drip and twitchy throat. And of course all the coughing makes my lungs sore and twitchy. Nasal rinsining also does nothing and bring out anothing even though I'm sitting her coughing more after it.
Avatar f tn 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. It's week #5 and although the cough has gotten MUCH better, I still have phlegm/chest congestion daily and 2. That morning phlegm is QUITE thick/chunky.
Avatar n tn A friend of mine (who refuses to go to a doctor, no matter how much I nag them) is worried about their symptoms of constant runny nose, wheezing in throat but not in chest, breathlessness, and coughing up white phlegm. My friend IS a smoker, and is going through a lot of stress currently.
Avatar n tn For a really long time now (months) I have been randomly coughing up hard chunks of what looks like mucus. The back of my throat will start itching and if I try and scratch it I end up scratching off more of the hard mucus. I also couch it up sometimes. It is coming from the part of my throat that is bubbly on both sides, I think they might be my glads, I have tried to identify them using a diagram but Im not sure what they are. Is this something I need to be very concerned about?
Avatar n tn Not only the bad breath and taste, but it causes alot of histemic reaction in the form of increased mucous and coughing. When I am able to cough them up, my symptoms subside. I believe they are a symptom of a fungal infection but so far cannot find a doctor who is willing to look into it.
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?
208481 tn?1189759428 Night sweats, extreme fatigue, upper respitory infection, coughing up clear chunks, mouth ulcers, lose of appetite, lost 14 pounds in one month, lymph node under chin a little sore, underneath both of my armpits were very sore and swollen, docs said that it was not the nodes, it was the tendons, my stool was loose a few times and has not looked heathly in a long time, white spots in the back of my throat they tested for mono which was negative they said post nasal drip, prickly throat, slight
Avatar n tn In July of 2004 I got my tonsils removed after seeing an ear nose ant throat specialist. You see, I was coughing up those white, stinky balls about three times a week. They would get stuck in the back of my throat, and made my breath smell so bad. I told my dentist about it while I was getting my routine cleaning, and she referred me to the ear nose and throat speacialist. He told me that since I was coughing them up so much, it was time to get my tonsils removed.
Avatar m tn The spaying took place on May 5th. I picked her up May 6th. She was a totally different cat. When I left her on May 2nd, she was vibrant and alert. Since taking her home she's been somewhat lethargic, refusing to eat. She drinks water, though. I took her to my vet on May 9th. She had a 102.5 fever, a little dehydrated, had an upper respiratory infection, some swelling around her stitches and she hasn't eaten yet on her own. My vet administered a vitamin and an antibiotic shot.
Avatar f tn I do have a similar problem and was hoping that someone knows what I have and if I should be concerned. Today I was at the theater and hawked up a white ball of what looked like mucos but was white, sticky and of different shapes. Some of the pieces looked like a white worm. There is no smell and it looks like when you mix white flour with a little water to make glue. I then sneezed and some of this white sticky non liquid mucus came out of nostril.
Avatar n tn Murray Grossan, who invented the Grossan Irrigation Machine, and he removed her cyst and the smell went away. 4. One man did a sinus flush, and some white tofu-like chunks came out. The smell actually got worse for a while, then went back to normal. 5. Many people, particularly the ones who have a strong odor that other people are revolted by, had no change at all after doing a Sinus Flush. 6.
Avatar m tn Murray Grossan, who invented the Grossan Irrigation Machine, and he removed her cyst and the smell went away. 4. One man did a sinus flush, and some white tofu-like chunks came out. The smell actually got worse for a while, then went back to normal. 5. Many people, particularly the ones who have a strong odor that other people are revolted by, had no change at all after doing a Sinus Flush. 6.
Avatar n tn Tuesday morning around 3am she started coughing and woke up, I layed her back down and she ended up throwing up. We clean everything up and lay her down and 30 minutes later she does it again without coughing. We clean up again and 10 minutes later she starts whining and throws up again, by this time she doesn't have anything else to throw up. Yoou could tell the day before she wasn't feeling herself because she didn't eat like she normally does.
429155 tn?1205676864 I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar n tn And on the weekends i smoke even more. I have been spitting up pieces of sometimes, white chunks, othertimes huge mucus "loogeys" thats are very dark yellow, almost orange or even rusty coloured. I have probably been spitting like this for about a year, more or less. Im underage and the fact that my mucus is already this bad, scares me since, i dont know what it really means. Does all that mucus/pieces, get expelled from my lungs? ive been smoking for almost 4 years.
Avatar n tn whenever I enter a room with people or even pass by someone I cringe wondering if they'll flare up by sneezing or coughing multiple times, watery eyes, hiccupping, and scratching their nose. I have no other choice but to live with it and try to experiment on myself at the same time. I've learned a lot. I have become a very intelligent guy because of this. I've read probably hundreds of pages of myths, folklore, folktales, religious texts, medical journals from all over the world.
192055 tn?1263559137 I have had this coughing and spitting up foamy white bubbly stuff all my life, it really bugs my partner hearing me coughing spitting and being sick every morning and its starting to bug me big time now too, I start coughing first thing every morning, have to go and sick up all the phlegm, my face and eyes go all bloodshot and then I have to blow my nose and even more comes out, a whole half hour carry on every morning, cant have a coffee untill its all gone or else im sicking up coffee/phlegm,
1455116 tn?1330509017 ever since i was a kid, when i get tired, (without any bodily exercise), only one leg ACHES. as a kid it would happen when i was very very tired, not due to running around or anything, but just due to not having enough sleep. it was a very intense and deep pain, like it was inside my bone. it was from the front of my ankle up to below my knee. and feels like a "heavy" pain, almost like there's too much fluid in there.
675347 tn?1365464245 He has put her on ACE inhibitors (one a day) which will improve blood flow to the idneys,and an antibiotic, to see if that will completely eliminate any subtle presence of infection (although her white blood cell count was not elevated) She as also been given Royal Canin prescription Renal diet (canned and dry kibble) She is acting very fit and well, eating well, no other symptoms, she doesn't know anything is wrong with her!
Avatar m tn I went to the ER several times and finally wound up at an ENT office. I tried to explain the symptoms as food going up my nose when I ate, because to me that's how it felt. The ENT thought I was crazy. I went for a barium swallow which showed nothing unusual. I also have trouble swallowing my birth control pills (which I have to take daily) and they are just tiny things. They too feel like they are going up my nose and staying there. Sometimes it takes hours to get it down.
Avatar m tn Thankfully the sun came up so I got up drove around so I can get my mind off it, it's a little better now not craving it as bad or as emotional. I wish I could just take Xanax and sleep for 12 more days without the stress if work and relationship. I still get up and get out almost everyday for atleast a couple hours, sit in the sun tried to workout (didn't do much at all, just made me tired and couldn't sleep) I took a Xanax to give me some sleep which it did, so that helped.
Avatar n tn Have been trying all day and have given myself a sore throat and coughing up blood. I try to fish them out with my finger but I cannot even see them when looking into my throat. Am going to the doctors in the morning as I want something done about it. I hate the constant bad taste and bad breath when the balls get rather big. Any other tips on getting them out without wretching all the time???
Avatar n tn If your symptoms are due to sinusitis, they will last as long as the inflammation continues. Here are some ways to clear up the inflammation. Please check with your doctor to see which of these would work best for you. Please read our sinusitis information at to learn more.
Avatar n tn I had the same problem for like 4 years and it has just recently cleared up in a week. i had constant white coting on my tongue, would brush/scrape 3 times a day. i could not talk to people up close. I mean my breath was terrible, people would hold thier nose, cough and turn away. one of my nostrtils would block every now and then. The smell go so bad that i had to stop going out on social occasions.