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Black speckled phlegm



I quit smoking 5 months ago after smoking 3 packs a day for 25 years. I am coughing up a clear but black specked phlegm. Is this normal?


While this is probably the natural clearing of the lungs after a long period of smoking, it would be wise to check this out with your physician.

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati