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For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose &  i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause of blood in the nose and after clearing your throat would be a nose bleed. Lung cancer is exceedingly rare in 29 year olds, and this would not be a common way for it to present. ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

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


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I felt nauseous and i made myself vomit, and i noticed that i had specks of blood in my mucus/spit. Should i be concerned or will it go away in time?

I felt nauseous and i made myself vomit, and i noticed that i had specks of blood  in my mucus/spit. Should i be concerned or will it go away in time?

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 residual pain, or more vomiting or black stools-->get seen by dr asap. ...Read more

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I have colds and swollen lymph node in the neck. I see a small amount of blood when I spit mucus sometimes. Should I be worried?

I have colds and swollen lymph node in the neck. I see a small amount of blood when I spit mucus sometimes. Should I be worried?

Upper respiratory: infection is common. It is usually caused by a virus but could be bacteria. Usually treated with drinking plenty of warm fluids, analgesics, decongestants and rest. ...Read more

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This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?

This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?

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, inflamed gumbs, inflamed tonsils etc but you would most likely have symptoms. This is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor. Please get checked by your physician! ...Read more

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My wife has spit up blood with mucus twice, not the same day, while coughing, should we be worried?

My wife has spit up blood with mucus twice, not the same day, while coughing, should we be worried?

Cough & blood: Spitting up blood with coughing is a concern and may be a significant illness. There are many possibilities You should see your doctor for a checkup to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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What cause spit blood and bloody mucus from vagina?

Many reasons: Infections, bruses, polyps (small benign growths), etc can cause what you are describing. ...Read more

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What does it mean that i've been spitting up blood flecked mucus?

What does it mean that i've been spitting up blood flecked mucus?

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 worse or continues after the cough see your doctor. Usually it is nothing and is a result of "trauma"- either vomiting or hard coughing- and clears up in a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal spitting up blood and mucus together when you have bronchitis?

Is it normal spitting up blood and mucus together when you have bronchitis?

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. ...Read more

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I'm spitting up clear mucus with brown dots and red blood what is causing that?

I'm spitting up clear mucus with brown dots and  red blood what is causing that?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is an indication of injury to your breathing passages or lung tissue. It can be seen with things all the way from throat irritation to pneumonia to tuberculosis to pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs) to lung cancer. It is therefore a potentially worrisome symptom which needs to be investigated by your physician asap. ...Read more

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