View Full Version : Mucus Plugs

06-08-2006, 08:50 PM
How do you know when you have a mucus plug or have coughed one up? Just something I have always been curious about.

06-08-2006, 08:53 PM
I don't have a real good answer to this, but if you every cough up anything like this <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/LUNGHTML/LUNG051.html">http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu.../LUNGHTML/LUNG051.html</a> (an alien-like image that has always made my blood run cold) you can be sure you've coughed up a mucus plug...

06-08-2006, 08:54 PM
When I cough on up, I notice that its super thick, and has hard chunks in it. And its usually a darker colour then I'm used to.

Edited to add: that's really gross looking LisaV.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

06-08-2006, 08:56 PM
Mine are usually super thick too like a hard chunk of goop! And it is green. Do not get them ofter, considering our mucus is like cement.

Jennifer 34 Years old with CF and CFRD

06-08-2006, 08:57 PM
I think when they're green it's because of the pseudo....

06-08-2006, 09:12 PM
I cough up big green gobs. This is not the normal stuff I bing up. My normal stuff is pretty thin almost liquid like with some color. I know it is mucus from my lungs. But once and a while I cough up mucus that is in a glob and very stick...what do you guys think? It doesn't look like an alien more like "the blob".

06-08-2006, 09:14 PM
That's so gross Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!

06-08-2006, 10:01 PM
When my husband coughed up what looked like green algae it was his pseudomonas out of control. Time for inpatient IVs and therapy and all of that...

06-08-2006, 10:02 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>HairGirl</b></i>

That's so gross Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!</end quote></div>

Yeah, but intriguing, insn't it. I mean it was SO gross, I actually bookmarked it after I went to it because of someone else's post. But then I'm a bit weird I know....

Just wanted to "share"....

06-08-2006, 11:07 PM
Thanks for sharing LisaV, it IS gross but fascinating.

06-09-2006, 12:08 AM
Don't get me wrong! It was interesting and I bookmarked it too (to show my husband) but it's still gross!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

06-09-2006, 11:01 AM
lol lisa. i just love that image. bronchial casts are awesome to look at. fortunately the ones i cough up arent that big. only 1 to 3 centimetres long with little 'arms' awww. feels so good to get rid of them.