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Black particles in sputum No hemoptysis history of smoking

Patient: Black particles in sputumNo hemoptysishistory of smoking for 1 year

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.It seems like the black particles of burnt ask is causing the black color sputum. This i s not much to be worried about but I think you should stop smoking to help you. There are also a few diseases which cause problems. Do see a Doctor if the problem persists.Hope this helps you.

 

 

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: How long is it going to take to clear up the lung fields ?? I have stopped smoking for about a week now …
is it anywhere related to gastroenterology ??

Patient: Do I need to take any expectorant to speed up the clearance ??

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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