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coughing up brown phlegm in the 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 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 male asked:
Dr. Ziad Mattar
23 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
9 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
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 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
22 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
47 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
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
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Postnasal drip or: sinusitis. See a Dr for this. You may need antibiotic. Also try flonase nasal spray and see if it helps
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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

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