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Coughing up brown phlegm in the morning

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Ziad Mattar
25 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Blocked Nose: This sounds like sinusitis, allergies, gerd or a combination. See an ENT specialist to sort things out and get relief.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Copd: Are you a smoker or exposed to second hand smoke? If so you may be at risk of developing copd. Already you have cough and phlegm. Other things you hav... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Many possible causes for blood in phlegm. Bronchitis, Pneumonia, pulmonary edema, blood clot in lung and many other reasons. If this condition contin... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Hemoptysis: A small amount of blood in sputum (hemoptysis) or nasal fluids isn't necessarily abnormal. If it happens just once or twice and you're feeling well, p... Read More