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Why am I coughing up phlem 4 weeks post operation ?

I am a 40 yr old female who is 5 ft 3 in and 235 lbs. May 20, 2011 I had a Endometrial Ablation , Polps removed, D and C , and Mirena IUD inserted. I ended up with infection in my uterus 2 days later. I was admitted to the hospital and was in for 2 and 1/2 days. I am now coughing up phlem and green chunks, sometimes I throw up because I gag so much. Could this be from the anaestic? Also as a child I was prone to bronchitis and colds. As an adult living in Alberta , Canada I was always sick with sinus or chest infection. I moved to Nova Scotia almost three yrs ago and I hardly catch a cold. I must admit I do have some allergies though : Poplar, Maple, Dandelions, Dogs, Grass... just want to know why I am coughing and such 4 weeks post op....
Asked On : Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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This is not usually possible because of anaesthetic. Do you have fever. Since you are a patient of bronchitis, you probably are having an episode right now. You need to get your Sputum tested for pathogens. Get examined by your Doctor to rule out pneumonia or lung abscess as it is imperative to start antibiotic treatment especially in such cases. Drink enough water and keep well hydrated. You may do steam inhalation to release any mucus plugs in your lungs as well.
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