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Brown mucus
Every morning when I wake up it feels as though I have a lump in my throat.  When I brush my teeth I start to spit up alot of brown mucus and blood and I wanted to know what that means and if it is coming from my lungs and is this a serious matter?
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What you describe, brown mucus with blood, should always be taken seriously, regardless of the source.  It may be coming from anywhere in your respiratory tract; from the nose, sinuses or the area behind the nose, called the nasopharynx all the way down to the lungs.  You might get a sense of where it is coming from by noting if, when you raise it, the cough is almost like a clearing of one’s throat or a deep cough.

You should see your doctor so that he/she may, with questioning and physical exam, get a sense of where this material is coming from.  With that information, a chest x-ray, examination in the laboratory of the sputum and CT scan of your sinuses may be needed to localize the source and establish a diagnosis.

This is a serious matter that should not be put-off very long.

Good luck.
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