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Coughing up clear phlegm with grey or brown looking dots, worse when dark soda's drunk. What could this be ?

hello i am 29 year old female weight 129 have smoked since i was 15, i have recently started coughing up clear phlem with grey or brown lookin dots in it which is worse in the mornings. i notice it is worse if i drink dark soda s and also have been have pain in the left side close to the bottom of the ribs, and i am 5ft 7inches tall, what could this be?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
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Dear patient, these black or brown coloured dots in phelgem are due to carbon particles which you inhale while smoking or after getting exposed to auto mobile smoke or other pollutants in air while you are out side your house , and the cough may be due to bronchitis as you are a chronic smoker, if you give up smoking, i hope both cough as well as phelgem along with its black or brown dot will go
Wishing you good luck for cessation of smoking
Dr Arshad
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dear Miss 29,

i would suggest stop active as well as passive smoking. Get your lung function test done and visit a pulmonologist who will help you with the diagnosis and treatment if any. You seem to be overweight, burn those extra kilos n eat healthy to stay fit.

Dr Indu Bubna
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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