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Is coughing up black mucus normal after quitting smoking?

i quit smoking 8 months ago after 23 yers. Three months ago, ive been cough up brown/blackish mucus in the morning.got tested. lung function test and x-ray was normal. i'm presuming it's my lungs removing all the tar that was aculumated during long smoking.
Does anybody know for sure or can relate?

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This is quite normal after one quits smoking and this is actually your lungs cleaning out. As your body circulates blood, it assists in generating new cells that reinvigorate your body's immune system and help in cleaning out the impurities. Part of these impurities include tar in your lungs built up through years of smoking. Should you experience any discomfort, consult your doctor.

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go ask your doctor

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I think that is called tar. Yes it's normal. Congratulation!

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Go ask a Doctor instead of putting your health in the hands of a website full of kids not paying attention in class.

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Did nobody read his comments? He's seen a doctor, got tests, and is performing fine. He's asking people who actually have experience, not just a doctor who learned something in school 20 years ago and only barely keeps up with CE credits for licensing.
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Bam, in your face flight!
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Jkgarrett/ Jpdav- that's what medical second opinions are for. Obviously there's something still wrong with him genius! I'm sure you feel a website full of A.D.D. kids could provide much better advice. How you like them JPDAV!
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flight, i understand . i did all the pulominary function test ( spirometry) , ct-scan ultrasound, and all were normal and i was happy, but these young docs know little about post withdrawl symptoms of long tobacco smokers.
i wanted to find someone who can relate to me.
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I've been a non smoker for nearly a year after about 25 years. For me that happened earlier on at about 3 or 4 months. Still I'm sure its very normal. Just one more hint to us that quitting was a really good idea.

Congratulations on quitting!!!!!

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i started smoking at 20 yrs old and i'm 43 now. boy, i wish i never started, but your right though( after further research) , it is normal for 20+ yr smokers to have these symptoms. however, i'm told it is a healthy process where my body is recovering. Thanks.
Have a great life (:
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