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I cough so much I bring up bile. This happens every day,I

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I cough so much I bring up brown bile. This happens every day,I get heartburn regularly and migraine at least 3 times a week.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi

Thanks for the question.

This certainly is concerning and you need to see your doctor.

Bile is green.

Or yellow when vomited.

What concerns me here is that brown, in addition to food, might reflect minor bleeding.

If you are getting this from the lungs, then serious infection.

This cough could be pneumonia, and one can walk around with atypical pneumonia until it is a real problem.

This is serious enough that I would recommend you go to A&E now.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your reply, this has been happening for around 3 years, it is now more than once a day, I'm worried it is an ulcer or worse
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, my answer and recommendation are the same.

Did you have another question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are these signs of cancer? Thanks
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Not likely unless you are smoker, then possible.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do smoke, I have been rolling my own cigs for 40 years, I smoke around 15 daily my age is 58. Thanks
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Then you should have a CT [high resolution] of the lungs.

X ray is OK, but not at good.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I will make app. Have a good day
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Anytime.