for the last 6 mnths i have randomly coughed up a little solid rock, it is white/beige in color and it stinks. Before it happened lke 2 times a month, then yesterday morn, it happened. i thought nothing new, then again this morning!!it's a little bigger than yesterday. it stinks, a couple of guys i know say its normal, but they never get it that often. i'm a 25 year old male, other than being scared about that i feel fine.
This is strongly suggestive of one of two conditions:
1) aspiration of a foreign body, which is still in your lung or,
2) broncholithiasis. This is a condition that occurs when a calcified lymph node or a small cluster of inflammation, called a granuloma, erodes into an airway called a bronchus.
In either event, you need to be seen by a doctor to clarify the nature of the problem and the best treatment. After having an x-ray, the doctor will be able to let you know if further testing is needed. This is definitely not normal and should not be ignored.
It could be a tonsilolith [tonsil stone]; or could be a broncholith from the lungs. If a tonsilolith, you may be able to see it by shining a flashlite at your tonsils. There is a Water Pik attachment that can be used to flush them out. See:
http://health.iafrica.com/doconline/qa/respiratory/tonsiloliths.htm White Stones in the Tonsils
"Another method of removing difficult debris from tonsillar crypts is to use a water pik and irrigate the tonsil vigorously with a dilute salt water solution. Rarely tonsillar debris will become calcified (known as a tonsillolith) and if symptomatic, may require removal in a physician's office"
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