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A 22-year-old male asked:

for last 4 days, i have woken up and found small amounts of blood in my mucus, i have not had a nosebleed in a year have just recovered from a cold.?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Likely coughing...: If you have just recovered from a cold, then you are likely coughing. If coughing is done forcefully, it can break a small blood vessel, showing up as blood-tinged sputum. Not to worry. However, if it's frankly quite bloody, then go to your doctor. It needs to be evaluated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Watch and wait: Any inflammation can result in leakage of blood into the mucus. You may watch and wait. If it is does not resolve in a week or so, or gets worse, it would be prudent to see a doctor, especially an ENT doctor. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! Nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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