Thick sticky white phlegm at back of throat in morning
I have been suffering on and off over the last few years with this. I wake up in the morning and I have thick and sticky white phlegm going down the back of my throat. I don't get a blocked or runny nose though - so I am not sure whether it is a post-nasal drip. I have a sore throat - but more up in the nasal passages. This morning there was a bloody bit of the phlegm which I picked out - as it takes forever to try and swallow. I am a smoker and am always wondering if it is cancer - but the doctor has assured me on many occasions that it isn't cancer.