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Got as cold /sore throat and coughed up what looks like a

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Got as cold /sore throat and coughed up what looks like a mixture of mucous and tissue in a mis shaped 2cm by 1/2cm mass that is in bits-no blood
What could it be
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.


Sorry for the problem.
Please let me know a little more about the symptoms so that I can try. When did it occur? Its color? Shape?Any past illness? Are you on treatment for sore throat?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Looked at it closer

It is a poly 2cmx1/4 cm cylindrical bag like thing with a hole at one end ,bit of stalk there too 4/5mm

I do have barrarts syndrome on anti acids and no problems with it since diagnosed 6 years ago

also a smoker -5 a day

Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

I shall try my best to explain the condition. Cylindrical shape with a stalk sounds like a polyp. When there is having a hole in it, a bronchial cast is also probable. This is thick mucus build up taking the circular shape of the bronchus. You can save it in clear liquid(like normal saline) & take it for a look by your doctor.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish your healthy life.
Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Can you tell me a little more about throat polyps-are they usually benign - is it because I smoke and get still get some acid reflux

Should I worry

Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.
Polyps can occur in the nose, sinuses, vocal cord,bronchi etc. Not all of them are cancerous. Allergy, chronic inflammation can also cause those.
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