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coughing up brown phlegm in morning

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not generally: Color of phlegm can change to green or yellow in the absence of bacterial infection, and brown is generally just associated with the continued smoking ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ziad Mattar
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Signs: It's a sign of old phlegm collection overnight. It can be chronic infection, lung disease like copd, sinus drainage, gerd...
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get checked: Chest heaviness and shortness of breath in a 43yo male could implicate heart disease and you need to be checked for potential risk factors. Mucus is s ... Read More
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor : if you are not a smoker, the see a doctor to get checked and get X-ray.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
LPR: Your specks may be coming from your nose and represent dried up blood. Use saline nose drop especially before bed time and use a vaporizer to keep you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Brown may be blood: This may be left over from the infection you need to see your physician if this persists.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe postnasal drip: Mild nasal allergies can cause some muscus dripping in back of throat/mouth and collects there during sleep and can turn a bit brown in the am. During ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blocked Nose: This sounds like sinusitis, allergies, gerd or a combination. See an ENT specialist to sort things out and get relief.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Morning Phlegm: Think of gravity as your friend during the daytime when all the phlegm drains down but when you lay down at night, gravity is not your friend and thos ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why Coughing: This may be due to failure of your cilia to move bacteria out. Try stimulating cilia: Green tea with lemon, humming, drink extra water. Pulsed nasal i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: If it was a one time bloody nose then you could observe your symptoms. If you are having persistent nose bleeds and severe pain a full ear, nose throa ... Read More
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