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i got black streaks in mucus while coughing. Is it the tar from smoking ?

I have been coughing mucus with black streaks in the morning for the past 4 1/2 months. Maybe 1 or 2 hours after i wake up then nothing for the rest of the day. I just cough up one ball of it. It has subsided a bit since 4 months ago. I have had a chest xray and it was normal. I also quit smoking around 4 months ago so I thought it was just tar coming up. Could this still be the reason? I have also gone to an ENT and he saw an irritation in my throat and gave me medications for acid reflux .
Asked On : Wed, 14 Dec 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
welcome to HCM,

your symptoms seem to indicate chronic bronchitis, kindly continue with the medication prescribed to you by your doctor, and its good to hear that you have quite smoking because smoking may aggravate the problem further. as it is a chronic condition it will take time to resolve completely.

i wish you good health.
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