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caughing up hard jelly like clear balls, bruising

I am concerned for my girlfriends health. For nearly 8 months she has been caughing up these small clear balls with the texture on a hard jelly substance. She caughs up quite a bit in the morning and small amounts throughout the day. She has some swollen lymph nodes in her neck that have been there for a long time. Not sure if it's related or not to this but she is brusing very easily. The lightest impact of her bumping something leaves a bruise that would normally take a hard impact to cause for anyone else. The only other symptom I can think of that's new is her knees turning this purple reddish color periodically. Any idea as to what she may be facing here? She will not see a doctor out of fear of a diagnosis she doesn't want to hear. Any ideas will help. Thank you

Concerned boyfriend

I can send a picture of the substance she caughs up if anyone thinks it may help them in providing the most accurate information as to what this could be based on your knowledge.
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replied July 27th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Illness that long needs complete clinical correlation and thorough work up and rule out all foci of infections, respiratory tract pathologies, allergies and other less common etiologies. Needs complete correlation to find out.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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