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Can Implantation Bleeding Be Heavy?


Implantation bleeding is light spots of blood that lasts for only 1 or 2 days. Women trying to conceive often ask "Can implantation bleeding be heavy and bright red like a period?. Could I be pregnant or is this a sign of a miscarriage?"

In most cases implantation bleeding blood is a light pink discharge or dark brown spots of blood that is light and not as heavy like a normal period.

Only a few women experience light bleeding during implantation. In fact only about 25%-35% do have this scanty discharge. Most women do not experience implantation spots.

What is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding also known as implantation spotting occurs around 6 -12 days after conception when the fertilised egg attaches itself to the walls of the uterine walls to grow and develop.

Can Implantation Bleeding Be Heavy?

Implantation bleeding under normal circumstances shouldn't be heavy. It is either a light pink spot of blood or a dark brown discharge. In very rare case, it can be heavy, watery or bright red.

When does Implantation occur?

Implantation can happen as early as 7 days after conception, this is known as early implantation. And it can happen as late as 12 days after conception and this is known as late implantation.

It is on of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. If you are spotting before period, congratulations you may be pregnant.

What Does Implantation Bleeding look Like

Here are pictures and images of what most implantation bleeding look like:

Can YOU HAVE a heavy implantation bleeding with clots of tissue and still be pregnant?

Implantation bleeding is rarely heavy enough to soak a tampon, pad or tissue paper.

If you had early pregnancy symptoms before a missed period and now you have an heavy bleeding with clots and grey tissues. This is likely an early miscarriage.

A miscarriage can happen a few days after implantation. Which is around the same time you are expecting your period.

Miscarriage is common in the first trimester within the first 12 weeks.

Signs miscarriage are:

The signs of miscarriage are:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding​
  • Blood clots or grey tissues
  • Lower abdominal cramps
  • Lower back pain

The vaginal bleeding can start as light spotting and then get heavier.

Can implantation Bleeding be bright red

Implantation bleeding color is usually pinkish or brownish. A light pink blood means the blood is fresh and implantation just occurred.

A dark brown blood means the blood is old and didn't get out through the cervix and vagina on time when implantation occurred a while ago.​

The longer blood stays ​in the uterus, the brownish or discoloured it gets.

Period blood is bright red in colour and spotting in most cases is light pink.

Heavy Implantation Bleeding Pictures

Here are some images of heavy bleeding:


Heavy Implantation Bleeding Success Stories

Although rare, a few women have had success stories of pregnancy after a heavy bleeding.

A lady in particular said she had heavy bleeding for 3 days and got a positive pregnancy test.

A few women also get their period while pregnant in the first trimester.

The best way to confirm if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

Does Heavy Implantation Bleeding mean twins

It is often said that implantation bleeding is common in twin pregnancy. But more spotting than normal could also be a sign of miscarriage.

Spotting or bleeding during pregnancy should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Can Implantation Bleeding be mistaken for a period

Implantation bleeding is not like your normal menstrual period. The flow, color, amount, timing, duration are different.

Here are the main difference between Implantation bleeding and Period:


Implantation bleeding is usually light pink or dark brown while period blood is bright red in color. Although on brown or black period blood is common on the first day or at the beginning of period.


Implantation spotting is a scanty discharge. It is light throughout the duration. Menstrual period flow is light on the first day and it gets heavy on the second and third day. It becomes light again on the last day.


Implantation bleeding can start as early as a week before period. Many women think it is their period starting when the see stains of blood after wiping after themselves.


Implantation bleed usually last for a few hours or can last for 1 or 2 days. Where as menstruation usually last for 3-7 days.

Heavy Period for two days then spotting...What Does it mean

There are many reason why you may experience heavy bleeding for 1-2 days and then spotting.

This could happen if you uterus lining is not thick enough or you may even be pregnant.

Other causes are short period or hormonal imbalances.​

Did anyone have heavy implantation bleeding and still got pregnant?

Why Is My Period Blood Brown?


Why is my period blood brown instead of red all the way through or just at the beginning of my period?. Brown blood during menstruation is normal. And a dark brown discharge on the first day of menses and at the end is common as well.

Women often ask questions if they notice changes in their menstruation blood. Questions such as why is it smelly, sticky, watery, thick, clotty, clumpy, gooey or even black.

What Does Brown Period Mean?

Brown period means that the discharged blood is old. A fresh blood has a bright red color. While an old blood has a dark brown to black color.

Is Brown blood Normal?

Yes brown blood is normal and common at the beginning of your period or at the end.

Brown bleeding at the beginning of period means the left over blood from previous cycle is let out first. The discharge is brown because it has stayed in the uterus for a while before getting expelled out.​

Dark brown period bleeding at the end of your menses is also normal and it means the blood is old because the uterus is expelling its blood at a slow rate.

The longer blood stays in the uterus the more discoloured it gets.

Bright red blood is the best and indicates that you have a healthy period. It shows your endometrium lining is fresh and the blood is expelled at a normal rate.

Thick dark brown discharge indicates an old blood that was left in the uterus due to a slow menstrual flow, uterine incapacity or low uterine circulation.

What are the causes of Brown Menstruation

The color and consistency of your period changes through out your menstrual cycle. The color of your period is an indication of your health.

There are some times your period bleeding color and consistency would change from one cycle to the other.

Period discharge could be any of the following pink, ​dark red grey, purple, thick, clumpy, thin, watery, light or heavy, smelly, gooey or clotty .

Brown discharge during period is caused by:

1. Old Blood from Previous cycle​

Most women will have brown discharge or blood atleast once during their lifetime and this is perfectly normal.

A brownish or dark blood at the beginning is retained blood from your last cycle. This will leave the uterus first before the new lining of fresh bright red blood is shed.

2. Slow Menstrual Flow

Brown to black blood at the end of period is normal and it means your period flow is slower than normal. This is usually seen on the last day of period.

Women with heavy period and a slow flow rate are more likely to have dark brown menses.

3. Birth Controls

Birth controls work by introducing artificial hormone into the body.

These can sometimes affect the normal levels of estrogen and progesterone hormone in the body.​

Some birth controls cause brown discharge while on period. Birth control implants such as Nexplanon (the bar) can cause this abnormal bleeding.

Hormonal birth controls such as Mirena IUD, pills, Plan B, Implants can cause spotting between periods for at least 3 months.

4. Perimenopause

Women approaching menopause also go through hormonal imbalances.

Hormonal fluctuations or imbalances can cause spotting before period or abnormal vaginal bleeding.​


PCOS is a condition that causes many cysts to grow on the ovaries. PCOS is caused by excessive androgens (testosterone) in women.

Women with PCOS often have brown blood or discharge with menstrual cramps.

Other symptoms of PCOS are:

  • Irregular period​
  • Acne or breakout
  • Facial hair
  • Infertility

When To See THE Doctor

​You should see a doctor if:

  • The blood is smelly as in an unusual or foul odor
  • ​Your discharge is itchy or causes vaginal irritation
  • You have severe abnormal cramps
  • You are spotting or bleeding during pregnancy, it could be a sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

Frequently Asked Question

Dark Brown blood at the beginning of period...what does this mean

It means old blood from your previous cycle. Due to uterine incapacity not all blood is expelled during a previous cycle. The brown color is because it has stayed long in the uterus.

Why is my period blood dark brown on the first day?

A dark blood on the first day of period means old blood from last cycle.

Dark brown period Am I Pregnant

Dark brown spotting before period is a sign of pregnancy if it is implantation bleeding.

Implantation bleeding occurs 6-12 days after conception when the fertilised egg digs through the uterine lining to attach itself to the uterine walls.​

Implantation spotting is a light pinkish or dark brown spots of blood that last for 1-2 days. And it is lighter than your normal period and never gets heavy.

If you have a heavy bleeding, it is unlikely to be implantation bleeding.​

Brown Blood at the start of period could i be pregnant

​Brown blood at the beginning of period doesn't mean you are pregnant. It could be your period starting.

Brown streaks or stains of blood that doesn't soak a pad or tampon for 1 or 2 days may mean you are pregnant.​

Why is my period blood black

Black discharge during period could be caused by blood clots, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, cervical polyps.

It could also be normal and the blackness just means the blood has stayed longer than normal in the uterus before getting out.​

Dark red period blood could i be pregnant

​Dark red period is normal and doesn't mean you are pregnant. It is rare to have a period while you are pregnant. Although it happens in some cases.

A light pink blood that last for hours or 1 or 2 days could mean you are pregnant.

The best way to confirm if pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.​

Spotting A Week Before Period


Spotting a week before period is due can be caused by a variety of reasons such as implantation bleeding, birth control, clomid, stress, endometriosis, PCOS, menopause, low progesterone and so on.

Brown spotting could happen 1 week or 2,3,4,5 days before your normal period. Some women have light vaginal bleeding every month.

Brown discharge

What is spotting Between Periods?

Spotting is a light vaginal bleeding that is not your normal menstrual period. It is commonly known as spotting between periods. It could happen a few days or weeks before period is due.

It can appear has a light pink or brown spots of blood. Spotting is also known as intermenstrual bleeding or metrorrhagia.

What causes Spotting and cramping a week before period

1. Hormonal Changes

The menstrual cycle is control by two main hormones. Estrogen and progesterone. An imbalance between these two hormones does not only cause irregular periods, it also causes an irregular vaginal bleeding.

Other symptoms of hormonal imbalance are: mood swings, PMS, depression, Low libido and weight gain.

2. Implantation Bleeding/Pregnancy

Implantation bleeding is one of the very first symptoms of pregnancy.

You may be pregnant if you had unprotected sex and you notice spots of blood in your underwear, a few days to your period.

Implantation blood can be light pink or dark brown in color.

The flow is very light like strains or streaks of blood.

Unlike menstrual blood that is usually bright red and it last for 3-7 days.

Implantation bleeding is one of the main reason why women spot before their period starts.

3. Ovulation

Some women spot during ovulation. Ovulation is the release of a matured egg from the ovary every month.

Some women have ovulation spotting or bleeding as a sign and symptom of ovulation.​

Spotting during ovula​tion is usually pale pink in color.

During the process of ovulation, the matured follicle ruptures and bursts open.

This could lead to mild cramping pain in the lower abdomen or light bleeding.​

4. Birth controls (Mirena IUD)

Most women use birth controls to prevent unwanted pregnancy. But some women also birth control pills to reduce the flow of heavy periods and to treat acne.

Birth controls or contraceptives contain artificial hormones that disrupt your normal menstrual period.

Abnormal vaginal bleeding in the first 2 or 3 months is one of the side effects of using hormonal contraceptives.

Birth controls come as pills, implants, patch, shot, vaginal ring, sponge, IUD e.t.c

Intrauterine devices increases your chances of irregular bleeding.

5. Stress

Both physical stress and emotional stress can impact a woman's menstrual cycle.

Emotional stress(anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia) and physical stress(over exercising, moving to a new city or job, sudden weight loss or weight gain) can both impact a woman's menstrual period.

When we are under continuous stress, the body releases the stress hormone called cortisol to help handle the situation.

The production of cortisol hormone reduces, the production of estrogen and progesterone hormone.

This decline can cause irregular spotting, late period, missed period, or even lighter period.

6. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are diseases that are passed from one person to the other during vaginal, oral or anal sexual intercourse.

Common sexually transmitted disease are gonorrhoea and chlamydia. If chlamydia and gonorrhoea are left untreated, they can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.

Symptoms of gonorrhoea and chlamydia are abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during and after sex, burning sensation while urinating, vaginal itching, spotting in between periods.

6. Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors or lumps that grow in and around the uterus(womb).

The symptoms of uterine fibroids can occur slowly over a couple of several years or they can happen rapidly.

Common symptoms are​: Abnormal uterine bleeding, heavy periods, painful periods, spotting between menstruation, prolonged periods.

7. Perimenopause

Perimenopause is a period of 2-10 years before a woman reaches menopause (period cessation).

Symptoms of the perimenopause are: pink spotting, brown spotting, light bleeding before period, irregular period, heavier periods, hot flashes and night sweat.

8. On The Pill

Women often complain of vaginal bleeding while on the pill, especially in the first 3 months. Spotting on the pill is expected to stop after the first 3 months as your body adjusts and gets used to the pill.

​A common side effect of minipill is breakthrough bleeding because it contains only progesterone.

9. Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilised egg implants in the wrong place. Instead of implanting in the uterus, it implants in the fallopian tube.

Ectopic pregnancy occurs in about 11 in a thousand pregnancies.

If you are experiencing light bleeding with abdominal pain or cramping before your menstruation is due, see a doctor immediately.

10. Miscarriage

A miscarriage occurs when the developing baby is lost within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy.

If the pregnancy is lost in the first 12 weeks, it is called early miscarriage. If lost after 12 weeks it is called late miscarriage.

Sadly, most pregnancies are lost in the first 4 weeks before a pregnancy test is carried out.

Spotting is one of the first signs of a miscarriage, if the blood gets heavier and includes tissues and blood clots, See a doctor immediately.

Other symptoms of miscarriage at 4 weeks are: brown discharge, pelvic pain, lower abdominal cramping, bleeding for 3 days or over 1 week, breathing problems, abnormal vaginal discharge.

11. Plan B Pill (Morning After Pill)

Plan B pill is an emergency contraception, used for preventing pregnancy after having unprotected sex.

Plan B works by delaying or preventing ovulation. Or by stopping an egg from being fertilised.

While Plan B is effective, it has some side effects. Some women complain about spotting after using plan B.

12. Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness occurs when the vaginal is no longer naturally moist. It is common in women who have attained menopause or in the perimenopausal phase.

It is usually caused by a decline in estrogen levels. A decline in estrogen levels cause the vaginal to feel itchy, irritated and dry.

Symptoms of vaginal dryness are: Bleeding during sex, Pain while urinating, vaginal itching and soreness.

When to Worry about spotting brown blood a week before period is due

You should see your doctor or OB-GYN anytime you have an abnormal vaginal bleeding that is not your period.

If you think you are pregnant. See your doctor immediately. Bleeding during pregnancy can be a sign of an impeding miscarriage.

Seek medical help immediately, If the bleeding or spotting is accompanied by:

  • Pain
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Nizziness
  • Fever
  • Excessive vaginal bleeding ​
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding after sex

Pink Spotting A Week Before your Period on Birth Control

Spotting is quite common while on birth control. This is one of the side effects of using hormonal birth controls.

It is also caused by switching to a new pill, stopping or missing a pill.

If bleeding doesn't stop within the first 3 months see your doctor.

Light Bleeding Before Expected Period

A light brown spotting before your expected period is due is mostly caused by implantation bleeding or birth controls.

If you had unprotected sex around ovulation and you are spotting few days to period, you could be pregnant.

Implantation blood ​is usually light pink or dark brown and it only last for 1 -2 days.

Bright red bleeding a week before period is due

Bright red bleeding before period is due is most likely caused by implantation bleeding. It happens around the same time your period is due.

Implantation occurs between 6-12 days after conception.

CRAMPS AND Spotting a week before my period not pregnant

It is possible to have light bleeding before period that does not mean you are pregnant.

Abnormal spotting could be caused by a variety of reasons such as birth control, stress, hormonal imbalance, thyroid problems, cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease,​ cervical polyps and so on.

LIGHT Spotting 1 days before period... could i be pregnant

Spotting 1 day before period is most likely caused by implantation bleeding if you are not using contraceptives.

A late implantation could happen just immediately before your period.

Spotting AND CRAMPING 2 days before period... What does it mean

Spotting 2 days before period occurs is a sign of implantation bleeding.

If the implantation of the fertilised egg happens late, it can cause you to spot very close to your period.

Spotting 3 days before period... What does it mean

Spotting 3 days to your period could mean you are pregnant.

BROWN Spotting 4 days before period... What does it mean

Spotting 4 days to your period could be a sign of pregnancy caused by implantation of the embryo.

Spotting 5 days before period... What does it mean

Spotting 5,6,7 days before period could mean you are pregnant.

Spotting before period is a sign of pregnancy caused by implantation bleeding.​

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Implantation Bleeding or Period

Implantation Spotting Or Period : Early Signs Of Pregnancy


Implantation spotting or bleeding is one of the very first signs of pregnancy. Only 1 in 3 women get light spotting during implantation.

What is IMplantation Spotting?

Implantation bleeding is a light bleeding that occurs when the fertilised egg attaches its self to the walls of the uterine lining.

Many women often think their period is about to start when they notice implantation bleeding.

It is easy to confuse between normal early pregnancy spotting and menstrual period.

Signs of implantation spotting

Here is how you know what you are seeing on a toilet paper, tissue, tampon, or a pad is light spotting during implantation.

  • Light pink or brownish spotting or discharge
  • Mild or faint lower abdominal cramping
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness

What are the differences between implantation bleeding and period?


Implantation blood is lighter in color or darker in color than your normal menstrual blood.

Implantation blood is usually light pinkish or dark bro​wnish. Dark brown discharge signifies that the blood is old and a light pink blood signifies that the blood is fresh.

​Period blood is mostly bright red blood.

Flow and Amount

Bleeding from implantation is light and would stay light throughout out the short duration. Implantation bleeding isn't a heavy flow.

​Menstruation blood is heavier. Starting lighter on the first day and it gets heavier as the days goes by.


Implantation spots usually last for a few hours or 1 -2 days. And it usually happens on and off.

Menstrual period usually last between 3-7 days. The blood gets heavier on day 2 and 3.


Implantation camp is mild that most women do not even notice they are having it.

Premenstrual cramps or period cramps are heavier and painful.

Early Signs of Pregnancy before missed Period

Implantation bleeding usually happen 3-7 days before your missed period. So it is definitely one of the earliest signs of pregnancy before a missed period.

Here are some other symptoms of pregnancy to determine if you are pregnant or not.

1. Sore or Tender breast

Breast tenderness is both a PMS symptom and an early sign of pregnancy. After implantation, the level of estrogen and progesterone hormone increases.

Breast changes start as early as 1 to 2 weeks after fertilisation has occurred.​

2. Tiredness or Fatigue

Increasing level of progesterone hormone produced by human chronic gonadotropin(HCG) after a successful implantation is one of the reason why you feel tired and fatigue in early pregnancy.

Also you body is working really had by pumping oxygen and blood to the uterus to support the new life.

All these activities can make you more tired and sleepy.​

3. Food cravings or Aversion

Due to the increasing level of hormones, you may start to desire spicy, salty, sour or sweet foods.

You may also feel like throwing up at the sight or smell of some of your favourite foods.​

The main cause of craving and aversion is unknown but it is believed that surging levels of hormones are responsible.

Your body also know what it needs, so craving a particular food may mean your body needs the vitamins or nutrients from the food.

4. Frequent urination​

You make feel like you are starting to pee a lot. This can happen as early as 1 to 2 weeks after conception has taken place.

After implantation, the uterus gets bigger and puts pressure on the bladder. This makes you to visit the toilet more than usual.

Also rising levels of hormones, makes your kidney to work harder.​

5. Implantation cramping

Implantation cramping is a mild cramping that occurs during the implantation process.

It is so mild that it doesn't cause discomfort as menstrual pain.

Implantation cramps can happen as early as 1 week after conception.

And it may or may not be accompanied by light bleeding.

6. Light spotting or bleeding​

Light pink or brown spotting is one of the first signs of pregnancy that occurs during implantation.

It occurs around 6 to 12 days after conception when the fertilised egg attaches itself to the lining of the uterus.

Implantation discharge or blood is very light and should not be heavy that it soaks a pad or your underwear.​

Coughing Up White Mucus: Causes and Treatments


Coughing up white mucus from lungs for months or weeks can be really disturbing and alarming. The color of the mucus helps to determine the cause and how severe your cough is. Coughing up white phlegm could be a sign of an infection, allergies or irritation of the upper respiratory tract.

When your respiratory tract is infected or irritated, your body produces mucus to protect your airways and respiratory organs from germs, pathogens and particles.

The purpose of mucus is to:

  • Lubricate the respiratory tract
  • Filter out germs, viruses, bacteria and infectious particles

What does it mean when you cough up white Jelly Mucus

Constant or consistent coughing up of white or grey phlegm is a sign of an infection of the upper respiratory tract.

The infection could be caused by viruses or bacteria. The body produces mucous to fight off the infection.

Although a healthy and normal phlegm should be white and should not cause any disturbance or discomfort.

But when you are coughing white phlegm from the lungs non-stop, it indicates that the mucus membrane of the lungs are irritated, infected or inflamed.​

Reasons For Coughing UP White foamy mucus

White phlegm is usually caused by:

1. Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a constant cough with phlegm. It is usually caused by smoking. It can last for up to 3 months or more.

It is an infection of the bronchial tubes.​

2. ​Common Cold

Common cold is a popular cause of whitish mucus. Cold is caused by various viruses and bacteria.

It usually begins 2- 3 days after getting infected. And can last up to 14 days.

Common symptoms of cold are:​ coughing, mucus discharge, sneezing.

​The mucus could be watery, thick or creamy.

A prolonged cold could lead to sinuses infection.

3. Sinusitis​

Sinusitis or sinuses infection is a condition that occurs when the inner lining of the sinuses becomes infected, inflamed or swollen.

Sinuses are air cavities inside your skull or your face. Sinuses infection is usually caused by a viral infection.

Symptoms of sinuses are: pain, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, cough, throat irritation, sore throat.

4. Smoking​

Smoking damages the lining of the lungs. it damages and scars the small air ways.

Your lungs contain natural filters called cilia. When you smoke, you inhale impurities that build up in the lungs.

These impurities affects the way your cilia functions and makes it less efficient. With time the cilia will stop functioning and become paralysed.​

You produce mucus secretion, as a response to the inhaled impurities and chemicals.

Also, when you quit smoking, your cilia starts working again. You may also notice an increase in white phlegm after quitting.

This is your cilia or natural filter working hard to get rid of the toxins and build up in your lungs.​

The phlegm after quitting smoking may be brownish and sticky.

5. Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones is also known as tonsilloliths, are whitish or yellowish formations on or in the tonsils.

The tonsils are the structures that resembles glands at the back of your throat. They are made up of tissues that fight and prevent infections.

The tonsils help prevent unwanted objects from entering into the lungs.

Tonsil stones are formed when debris, foods, dead cells and bacteria accumulate in the tonsil over a long period of time. This accumulated build up overtime gets harder and forms a stone.

Tonsil stones, after a while causes sore throat and dry throat. Excess mucus is then produced to help fight the dryness.

6. Strained vocal cords

Over used or strained vocal cords causes excessive mucus to be produced, to help lubricate the throat.

The symptoms of strained vocal cords are: difficulty swallowing, production of excessive mucus and ear pain.

7. ​Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD) is a digestive disorder that happens when the stomach acid or stomach content flows upward back into the oesophagus.

The oesophagus is the gullet or a muscular food pipe that connects the mouth to the stomach.

Acid reflux is similar to heart burn and they both irritate the lining of the oesophagus causing GERD.

GERD causes excess mucus secretions.

8. Allergy

There are many allergens that can cause irritation of the nasal cavity. Allergen can cause dry cough once inhaled.

Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is one of the common causes of white watery mucus. And it generally starts immediately after exposure to allergens such as pollens, grass, weeds, molds, pets and dust mites .

Symptoms of hay fever are: coughing, itchy eyes, sinuses pain running and watery mucus discharge.

9. Gustatory Rhinitis​

Gustatory rhinitis occurs when some people consume certain foods like hot peppers or spicy foods.

Eating such foods causes symptoms like watery running nose that resembles allergy or hay fever.​

Symptoms of gustatory rhinitis are : Sneezing, runny nose, post nasal drip and stuffy nose.

Home Remedies For white thick mucus

Home remedies or natural treatments for white colored mucus are:

1. Drink lots of water

Dehydration can contribute to mucus production. Drinking lots of warm liquids can help loosen the mucus.

2. Gargle Salty Water

Warm salty water can help kill germs and clear mucus that are present at the back of your throat.

Make sure you gargle warm water and not cold water. Warm water help to dissolve the salt and loosen the mucus faster.​

3. Take Cough Remedies

Some cough remedies work to dry up phlegm or thin mucus.

Try guaifenesin it help to thin out mucus.​

Is White Phlegm Lung Cancer

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells or tissues grow in the lungs.

Symptoms of lung cancer are:

  • Cough that won't go away​
  • Chest infection
  • Coughing up blood
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up phlegm or mucous

Coughing white phlegm is caused by a variety of reasons. If your phlegm is mixed with blood or brownish, it may be a sign of lung cancer.

Any abnormal or persistent cough for over 2 or 3 weeks should be reported to the doctor immediately.​

Coughing up clear phlegm with bubbles

Coughing up clear phlegm with bubbles can be an indication of pneumonia or GERD, postnasal drips or chronic bronchitis.