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An_250865 posted:
For about 3 months I have had to clear my throat several times a day of Mucus. It is a gray color not yellow. At the same time I have had a burning under my chest bone. Always there but some times just enough to keep you aware that it is there an other times fairly sever.
I am 73 years old but in excellent shape. I work out several times a week and keep very busy all day every day. I eat good food, don't smoke and drink socially. 175 lbs 6 ft tall. White male. Eat mostly fish and chicken meals. Meat about once a week. Don't touch soft drinks. 1 cup of coffe a day. I take Diovan for blood pressure and colestoral pills. Any hope for me ??
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dhs0824 responded:
Grey mucus can be caused by air pollution , cigarette or marijuana smoking. But since you dont smoke things of any sort, that leaves the possibility of pollution. But it could be something totally different if you have other symptoms, which I see on your post that you do. The phlegm color along with your chest pain sounds like a respiratory issue such as maybe Bronchitis. There are other reasons for chest pain such as acid reflux and gas. Doesnt sound like either of those are your problem though. It's very important to contact your Dr. right away though if you are having sharp pains behind your sternum even if it is dull and only sharp from time to time. This could be indication of a sort of cardiac problem. Let us be clear here, The color of your phlegm may be a totally different issue and unrelated to the chest pain. That is another reason you should see a doctor about your chest pain. Your phlegm color may be present but whatever the reason for its color, in and of its self is something minor. You need to address the chest pain first and foremost. I Hope have helped a little at least. Good luck and hope you you feel better soon.

P.S. GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR (in case i forgot to mention it .

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