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blood in my mucus when i spit

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: If no recurrence of vomiting and no darkening (/black) stools, then likely was from straining with vomiting, and will go away on its own. If any resid ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Brace
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Get it checked.: Blood from any body site is a danger signal and should be checked. However in your case it may be from inflamed nasal passages with post nasal drip, ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Cohen
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blood-tinged sputum: The most likely cause of having blood-tinged sputum, not associated with a cough, is the presence of a ruptured blood vessel in either the throat or n ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor...: You need to be examined by your doctor to determine where the blood is coming from; either your lungs or nasal passages. The treatment is different fo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not normal: Please have this checked immediately.
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Get her examined and also x ray of the lungs. Sputum should be cultured for infection.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe nothing: If you have had a hard cough for several days you could have irritated your bronchial mucosa and are getting flecks of blood in the mucous. If it gets ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : You may have popped a blood vessel while coughing. You still need to be seen. An infectious process is going on.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many reasons: Infections, bruses, polyps (small benign growths), etc can cause what you are describing.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Inflammation occurs and coughing with blood tinged mucus is common. Assure you get properly treated and have good follow-up care. Best wishes.
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. Usually this is bronchitis and not dangerous. However, it could indicate pneumonia or other infections like tu ... Read More

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