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My throat is making noise, mostly at night, and is louder

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My throat is making noise, mostly at night, and is louder when I sleep on the right side. I seem to have the need to clear my throat constantly. It is like a gurgling-crackling sound.
JA: How severe is this?
Customer: It does not hurt but keeps me from failing asleep. During the day, I am constantly clearing my throat.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have COPD.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is this like a mucus problem?