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Does Blood In Mucus Indicate A Head Injury
No: If it is a simple closed head injury and the nose is not hit, you typically shouldn't have blood tinged mucus. Of course, if the nose is part of the point of impact during the head injury, then you will have blood in your mucus. Even if you were to have a severe head injury causing an epidural or subdural hematoma in your brain, you might not have blood in your mucus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Whenver I blow my nose there's droplets of blood and bloody mucus in the tissue. Is this normal? Could it be a sign of infection or cancer?
Probably not: Especially in dry winter air, some blood when you blow your nose can be normal. If this is unusual for you, and if you have other symptoms (congestion, fatigue, drainage, etc.), it could be a symptom of sinus infection. It would be very rare for this symptom to mean you have cancer. A simple treatment would be to start moisturizing with saline spray and a little vaseline periodically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say.: When widening of blood vessels is noted on plain x-ray studies of the back or abdomen we mostly are referring to the abdominal aorta or its' major branches such as the renal, bowel, or iliac arteries. This could suggest an aneurysm and if so then further evaluation would usually require ct or ultrasound. ...Read more
High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?
See a doctor: See a doctor or other health care provider that can work with you to figure out what is wrong. There is no way to evaluate your complaint via healthtap. ...Read more
Cancer and blood flo: Many cancers elaborate factors that enable the growth of new blood vessels. In this way they gain an advantage in growth. When seen clinically on radiologic tests, this is a marker of malignancy and agressiveness, especially in the brain where low grade tumors only do this to a mild degree. Some cancers are treated by agents that interrupt this process, hoping to "starve" them of nutrients. ...Read more
Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?
Its damaged.: When a broken bone displaces, the blood vessels are interrupted. Like bone, vessels will heal over time. Until they do the area of bone supplied by a vessel is without blood. If that is the only vessel to that part of the bone, the bone can die and collapse. This is called avascular, or aseptic, necrosis. Its most common with fractures of the scaphoid in the wrist or head of the femur in the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might it be that a a hernia push on blood vessels or arteries and cause loss of blood flow to lower part of body?
Doubtful: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and the blood vessels to the abdominal contents come from the back of the abdominal cavity near the spine, so while i suppose anything can happen, i can't imagine a scenario where the hernia is blocking blood supply. Whatever is going through the hole can have its blood supply pinched off, and in its most severe form is called a strangulated hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any activity which can significantly increase the pressure in your head or chest, like violent sneezing, coughing, or vomiting, could be related to a subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel). These will not affect your eyesight, and should clear in 7-10 days. It is more likely if the person has high blood pressure, or is taking blood thinners. No treatment is required in most cases. ...Read more
Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?
WBC in stools: WBC in stools could be due to the viral or bacterial infection of GI tract. These cells should clear once the diarrhea is resolved. Check with your primary care doctor that you do not have inflammatory bowel disease or any other chronic condition. He may refer you to a gastroenterologist if he feels that consult is needed. ...Read more
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