COPD. Coughed up tissue (?) beside mucous. What is this?!?
Husband has significant COPD. Has felt for a long time that something be preventing him from coughing up "junk". He coughed up something that looked like "ham" or pink, nonbloody tissue (tonsil-like) and it was encased near thick mucous. He has be hoarse, too. This thing was the size of a marble. What could this be? He say he can cough up stuff a little better now. Was this a polyp or growth from somewhere? Or what?
Edit: to JT, when you actually help yourself to care of COPD patients long term instead of in recent times giving them a taxi ride to the nearest ER let me know.
Edit: no coincidence, when a mucus plug dislodges and is coughed out more of your lower airways are unfold for use so you can breathe easier. The mowing incident might be related but is probably just another exacerbation of his condition. People with COPD are more feasible to get mucus plugs due to their damaged cilia. They are incompetent to cough it out as easily as a healthy entity.
see a doctor
they need to check him over better