I am scared and wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. I started coughing up large, white, solid, branched mucus plugs. The plugs were tested negative for infection or viral issues. My Doctor decided to have me give a new sample to test for fungus. Weeks passed and I get a call from the Doctor that the test was positive for fungus. A couple weeks later the same lab called her at midnight on a Saturday night as an emergency to tell her the fungus grew hyphae (not sure that’s an emergency, just the way it was told to me). They only identified the fungus as Penicillium type, which has like 300 species. I have to wait another few weeks for the hyphae to produce spores for them to determine the species of penicillin. I haven’t been able to cough out anymore mucus plugs. I’ve had sharp and itching pain in lung either from one trying to come out or maybe allergic inflammation. I’m so scared. There’s is so much information out there on Aspergillus fungal diseases, but so limited on Penicillium fungal diseases. I want to be more educated when I find out what species it is, but it’s so hard to find. I learn so much more by reading others’ personal experiences. Am I alone in this bizarre penicillium lung fungus? Any advice is appreciated.