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Thanks for this great forum. It helps a lot to be able to learn more about bronch and how you all deal with it.
I have mild bronchiectasis, but I have become obsessed with clearing my lungs when I'm not sure I even have to.
Since I'm afraid of leaving anything in my lungs, I work very hard at getting out even just a few specks of yellow sputum.
Does anyone know if it's ok to leave in just a bit of yellow sputum?
A respiratory therapist told me that we all have some yellow sputum and that I can cause more damage by forcing coughs.
However, every other month or so, I'm able to bring up more yellow sputum - maybe like 4 -5 tablespoons. I clear it out and then I seem fine.
I'm just confused and hoping that someone here has more experince as to whether you can work too hard on clearing out stuff that might not be necessary to remove and if the yellow specks are not even related to my bronch.
Thanks and best to all,
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