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Difficulty in coughing, have thick and green colored phlegm after tonsillectomy. Cause?

I had a tonsilectomy about 12 months ago. Since then I have had trouble bringing up phlegm , I really need to hack it up to clear my throat . Now when it does come out it is GREEN. In the mornings it is dark green and almost solid. During the day it is more of a pastel green and is thick and slimy. Can you shed any light for me?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Thanks for query.
Your problem was due to your operation & because of it you could not expel properly.This is not a complication but due to removal of tonsil some times your throat muscle becomes loose cannot force properly.
you should go for mouth physiotherapy.
your green sputum is an infection & is really needs attention as it may infect your lower respiratory consult your Doctor & he will prescribe medicines for your infection.
Answered: Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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