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Coughing up yellow balls

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Of lately for the past couple months I've been coughing up yellow balls of something or other.

They smell like feces but they dry up really fast and i don't know what to do? like take it to a doctor like a sample of it, the only reason im really worried about it is because i smoke alot, and also if you swallow this yellow colored little balls you get sick almost immediately.

can someone please answer my question.
i would really like to know what it is.

thanks
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First Helper Sippi
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replied July 9th, 2008
sneezing 'yellow balls'
I do the same thing. Usually a really powerful sneeze seems to dislodge these yellow balls. Is it buildup of tar and nicotine in the lungs aveoli? The smell is bad and its gross. Darn cigarettes... anyone have a clue as to what makes them dislodge or why this just started?
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replied July 10th, 2008
Sounds to me like they could be Tonsiliths, you're tonsils trap bacteria and it can build up, sometimes they dislodge and this could well be what your experiencing.
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replied May 10th, 2009
COUGHING UP YELLOW BALLS (TONSIL STONES)
yea nothing to worry about its just a bactaria build up try using mouth wash and swill it round your throat (anti bactaria rinse). do they only appear when you cough hard ? smoker tend to be sensative to washing the back of the throat as smoking can weaken the gag reflex so yea nothing to worry about
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replied November 22nd, 2011
I've had the same thing for about two years now. It gets worst. I started out with it coming out when o sneez, then escalated. Now I can't sleep. It feels like I'm choking until I work for sometimes houra to get it out. I will be going to the doctor soon to address it. I'm 45 years of age. I need my sleep. Additionally, it causes bad breath because you don't always, every time know when the are there.
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replied March 13th, 2012
May I ask what the doctor said because I have been choking
for 2 days straight until I almost vomit. I also developed this annoying hoarse voice probably all the new flowers that are popping up all over. Thx.
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