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Do you cough up phlegm? Does it have brown flecks in it? adult content

I was a smoker for years. I quit about 2 years ago. Lately, when I have a cold, the phlegm been coughing up has brown flecks in it...I AM going to the doctor, but not until after the holidays, and am just curious if anyone has had this and went to the doctor. If so, what happened?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Health

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  • Does it look like coffee grounds?
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:33 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • No, what is the normal color? Might just be a infection.

    sexyfancyface

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 1:20 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • @midnightmoma - not as chunky as coffee grounds...nor as dark. More tan than brown, I guess.

    @ sexyfancyface - the flecks are there no matter what colour the phlegm is
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:17 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Never.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:41 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • K, a lot of times it it looks like coffee grounds it is blood.. Just checking.. Hope you get to the Dr soon and you can get some answers.

    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:49 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • You have an infection need to seek antibiotics
    grismelda

    Answer by grismelda at 4:54 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • If it looks brown it could be blood?
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 5:12 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

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