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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Excess nasal mucus: The fact that you have had surgery does not change the problem. Causes could be infection (bacterial or viral) or allergy. I would suggest that you do ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Likely old mucous: or sometimes, secretions can dry and appear yellow. If you are feeling well compared to a week ago, you are on the path to recovery.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Mucous: Without placing your mucous under a microscope to examine it, it is impossible to know what these are, but usually represents particles from the air. ... Read More
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Black specs in mucus: Mucus serves several functions including filtering stuff in the air we breath - this could be smoke particles from wood smoke or if you live in a du ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
28 years experience Pulmonology
Usually: The most common cause of bloody sputum is bronchitis. It will clear as the infection and inflammation subsides.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work up.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Not sure exactly what your question is, but based on the cellularity, particularly the white blood cells and red blood cells, this urinalysis suggests ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation or ulceration of the lining of the stomach, esophagus or duodenum can cause these symptoms. Less likely would be a tumor. If they don't ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nose filter: One function of the nose is to filter the air we breathe. If there is an excessive amount of dust or large grain pollen like pine you will be able to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Infection?: It could be an infection, though if you smoke, or ever have smoked, you could be coughing up small tobacco particles. You could benefit from a sputum ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hard to say: I would see your doctor to check you out for bronchitis or a lung infection. Good luck

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