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I feel a bit silly asking here as I have not yet been diagnozed with anything. I have a spirometry coming up but it still some time away(end of march) so i wanted some perspective from people who deal with this issue.
I am 26, male, ex-smoker, i smoked from 14 to 25, about 10-13 a day or 7.5 pack years in total. I stopped 1.5 years ago, august of 2015.
In the morning when i wake up, my nose is sometimes blocked and my mouth dry, with this i get some brown residue on my tongue and in my throat. The brown stuff does not show during the day, and on some days i do not get it, but on most I do. My first thought was that it was blood, but as there is no cough. If it was blood, it could have come from the sinuses i guess, but then i do not experience any issues during the day.
I find myself with a lump in my throat quite often, needing to swallow a lot. no wierd color on the mucus there.
I do not cough, i do not wheeze, i do not have difficulty breathing or running.
I think this is either cronic bronchitis or post nasal drip, and i can't figure out which!
Can some of you shed some light on why/why not it could be COPD etc, since i know some of you have had it from the early stages.
Thank you very much!
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