South Africa
A 20-year-old male asked:

I spit out brown mucus every morning but i am not a smoker and do not work in dusty environments this only started after i had a myringotomy in my ear?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 26 years experience
Drainage: you had a myringotomy. The ear canal drains into the back of the throat. Every morning you are coughing out the ear fluid drainage. The drainage may continue and your hearing may also. Hope this helps. You can gargle with mouth wash or salt water for a week to see if it helps.
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