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Wake up and cough up light brownish phlegm, after that normal green. have a stuffy nose. why the brownish color in the morning?

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Dr. Ziad Mattar
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Signs

It's a sign of old phlegm collection overnight.
It can be chronic infection, lung disease like copd, sinus drainage, gerd...

In brief: Signs

It's a sign of old phlegm collection overnight.
It can be chronic infection, lung disease like copd, sinus drainage, gerd...
Dr. Ziad Mattar
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