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What's wrong with my lung?(posted in the wrong section earlier)

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  1. quitting2019
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    02 Dec 2019
    02 Dec
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    I decided to quit smoking in early Nov 2019(after smoking about 5 cigarettes per day for a years). When I quit, I had about half a pack left and I was having one here and there until I finished my last 1 on Nov 25,2019. Around the same time, I started to coughing up really thick and dark (black/brown-ish) phlegm(here is a picture I took - I also got sore throat and almost lost my voice for a few days before the dark phlegm.

    For the past week and a bit, I cough up the dark phlegm about 3 to 5 times a day, especially after I eat my meals. I've never seen this color  before, and the phlegm is so thick and sticky, almost like bubble gum,I feel fine otherwise. I've quit before cold turkey for months and didn't experience anything like this. This time really scares me. Does anyone else have the same experience? Thanks in advance for any info and advise!
  2. justfortoday
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    12 Aug 2019
    02 Dec in reply to quitting2019
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    Hey quitting2019,

    I'm so sorry to hear you're having a rough time.

    I had a bit of coughing in the fist couple of weeks after my quit, but that was all.

    I'd suggest you see your doctor, if nothing else, at least put your mind at ease.

    Hang in, okay?

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