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Coughed up a lot of green sputum with convulsive cough. Sputum culture shows heavy growth of normal respiratory flora. What is it ?

Hello doctor, I have coughed up a lot of green sputums with convulsive coughs for about 5 days and had a Sputum Culture test done. The result was as follows. Sputum Culture Collection Date 13/02/20 Site Sputum Gram Stain 2+ WBC s 1+ epithelial cells 3+ Gram positive cocci 1+ Gram positive bacilli 2+ Gram negative bacilli 2+ Gram negative cocci Culture 1) Heavy growth of Normal respiratory flora. I d really appreciate it, if you could tell me whether I should worry about it or not. Thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Dear patient , green or yellow coloured sputum means that the respiratory tract secretion are probably infected ,wheather due to pathogenic bacteria or due to over growth of normal respiratory flora, if you have fever , gereralised weakness ,loss of appetite , breathing difficulty associated with cough and sputum production , you can see a doctor who may get a chest X-RAY done to see if there is any consolidation and will then accordingly advise you with a course of antibiotics so that the infection gets cured
hope fully every thing will get fine
wish you speedy recovery
Dr Arshad
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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