Black particles in sputum No hemoptysis history of smoking

Patient

Q: Black particles in sputum
No hemoptysis
history of smoking for 1 year

Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

It seems like the black particles of burnt ask is causing the black color sputum. This is 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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