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'Mucus Membrane" coughing up green, odd shape

"Hello all -

Ive always pondered what this substance is called and why it is caused.
I could not find anything while researching online. Most searches pulled up articles and experiences related to Tonsilloliths/Tonsil Stones, but these are not what I am referring to. Though similar, I call them 'Mucus Membranes' just because they are small, green oddly shaped things. No crazy smell from them, and they happen randomly throughout Life. No type of consistency. Usually, they just appear all of a sudden from within causing you to voluntary/involuntarily cough them out. Light green in color. Sometimes they shoot out if you are not prepared. Sometimes you have to 'hawk' them out if they get a little stuck. Anyone familiar with these? Like I said, they happen randomly. Happened today which promoted this article. I have no allergies and do not smoke. Cannot provide a picture, but if need be next time I shall take a photo although it could be months before it happens again."
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replied November 19th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehalthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the lesion that you describe without examining you and going ahead with thorough evaluation. If symptoms have been persistent or recurrent, consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider for thorough examination, evaluation, clarification and assistance. Avoid self diagnosis and self treatment.
Take care.



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