Coughing up white phlegm may indicate bronchitis that is viral in nature, explains Cedars-Sinai. It can also be a sign of mycoplasmatic pneumonia, which shares characteristics of both viral and bacterial types of pneumon... More »

Coughing up yellow phlegm can indicate that the body is fighting off a disease and has produced mucous as a response, according to WebMD. Yellow phlegm can indicate the presence of a bacterial infection or another condit... More »

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Phlegm that is coughed up from the lungs signals the presence of an infection or disease of the lower respiratory system, says Everyday Health. A physician must evaluate the material to determine its cause and whether an... More »

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Nosebleeds, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis and bronchitis are some causes of blood in phlegm. Other causes include laryngitis, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia and trauma, according to Healthline. More »

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A cough that produces white, foamy phlegm is a possible symptom of heart failure, states Harvard Medical School. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood for the body to function properly, expla... More »

Bronchitis can cause a person to spit up white phlegm, according to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. This typically means that the bronchitis is viral in nature. More »

Phlegm that is coughed up from the lungs signals the presence of an infection or disease of the lower respiratory system, says Everyday Health. A physician must evaluate the material to determine its cause and whether an... More »

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