Coughing up brownish mucous

Posted , 4 users are following.

Lately I've been coughing more and throughout the night the mucous is brownish. Any ideas?

0 likes, 6 replies

Report

6 Replies

  • Posted

    Hello Nancy

    I have had brownish mucus in the past which  caused me to visit the doctor. I was given antibiotics which cleared it up. I still have mucus due to broncheactesis but it’s not brown. See what your doctor says. Good luck

    Report Reply
  • Posted

    Sounds like an infection. A few years ago, I was coughing up dark mucus, turned out to be a fungal infection. In any case, as stated before, see your specialist. 

    If you can bring in a recent sample of the mucus, they can have it anyalized to see what is going on.

     

    Report Reply
  • Posted

    Isn't strange that it's clear during the day?

     

    Report Reply
    • Posted

      Not to my mind, but i'm not a doc. It's possible that what you get up during the day isn't much more than spittle and/or post nasal drip. If the brown stuff starts coming up after you lie down, at that point you may be getting positional drainage of lung gunk.

      If it just starts coming up brown automatically at 9 p.m. without any exercise & without change in position, then I'm even more clueless than usual.

      Report Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up