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Old 04-14-2009, 01:19 AM   #1
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Coughed up a soft yellow blod that stinks

I had a bit of a cold that seemed to disappear very quickly (after 1 day) then came back and although it wasn't a bad one it seemed to linger for more than the normal week.

Then I got a cough and a tickly throat which resulted in me coughing up a small (about half the size of a pea if that) yellow blob. While examining it, it was soft and easily squashable but when I smelt it it was rancid and smelt like halitosis.

I have done a bit of research and can find a lot on tonsiloliths (not sure if I have spelt that correctly) which generally seemed to be hard and larger that my symptom above so I'm not convinced I am suffering from this but I will get a torch, a mirror and emply some gentle tonsil prodding action tonight just to make sure!!!

I tend not to get colds very often since giving up smoking over a year ago. I don't drink a massive amount of alcohol, I eat healthily (lots of fruit and veggies), drinks a reasonable amount of water every day, I exercise and am in pretty good health.

I know that at some point I had, and think I still do have BB/halitosis. I have good dental hygiene and don't eat spicy/garlicy food and I don't consume a lot of dairy products so unsure why I would suffer from it, but have learnt to live with it. Hopefully it's not massively offensive.......

Anyway, I suppose the first question is what was the nasty yellow blob I coughed up and could this be a symptom of BB? And the $60m dollars question how can I get rid of BB???

Any help and/or advie would be greatly appreciated

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Re: Coughed up small yellow blob that stinks!!

Most likely, it is a harmless tonsil stone...many of us have them...

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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Re: Coughed up small yellow blob that stinks!!

By the sounds of it tonsil stones are hard and bigger than what I had so not convinces it was a tonsil stone. I have seen a few references to the smaller softer cough ups by nobody seems to be able to say what they are.

Help would be appreciated.

Thanks

 
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Re: Coughed up small yellow blob that stinks!!

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By the sounds of it tonsil stones are hard and bigger than what I had so not convinces it was a tonsil stone....
Not necessarily...there doesn't seem to any standard size...I've some as large a small dried pea, and some smaller...and sometimes they're white, sometimes yellow, sometimes hard, sometimes very soft, but they almost always smell very bad, especially if you squish them.

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Re: Coughed up a soft yellow blod that stinks

Sounds like a tonsil stone to me. I had horrible tonsilitis and my tonsils were full of them. I used to press on my tonsils with a Q-tip to push them out of the craters because they hurt when in there. They sound exactly like what you describe. They aren't really a "stone"- they can be crushed with your fingers, they are usually yellow or off-white, and they stink to high heaven.

If your tonsils are cratered, you probably need to have them removed.

 
Old 04-19-2010, 02:13 AM   #6
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Re: Coughed up a soft yellow blod that stinks

Tonsilloliths - or tonsil stones - are exactly what they are. They vary in size, shape and consistancy but one thing remains constant - the stench like a dead animal!

 
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