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Hi Dawn,
I don't have an answer but saw your post and I have the same trouble but this happened after a total esophagectomy and stomach pull up. They tell me now that it is from damage to my right lung after radiation and surgery for esophageal cancer. I go to a pulmonologist and am on a nebulizer and Asmanax inhaler. But I still cough and bring up clear phlegm, loads of it, after eating. I find if I move around after eating and wait awhile before I drink anything sometimes that helps. Also, I drink hot water with lemon in it to try to cut thru the stuff. So far no one has given me an answer how to lessen this problem. It can be embarrassing. You sound like since yours is colored phlegm that you must have a chronic infection. Have you tried going to a recommended lung dr? Sometimes some drs are a lot better than others. I am sorry I don't have a solution but I know exactly what you are talking about.
good luck.

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