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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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V.little blood stain mucus when clearing throat ONLY in the morning. Have cold and cough for 10 days now.

V.little blood stain mucus when clearing throat ONLY in the morning. Have cold and cough for 10 days now.

Well: Any type of abnormal bleeding can be from a serious cause. Consult primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment or ear nose and throat Doctor ...Read more

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Unilateral tonsillitis. negative for strep, and DR says no PTA. Intermittent foul taste. Now blood in throat mucus. 3 days steroids/Tylenol no help.

Unilateral tonsillitis. negative for strep, and DR says no PTA. Intermittent foul taste. Now blood in throat mucus. 3 days steroids/Tylenol no help.

See ENT: If this has been present for more than a couple of weeks or getting worse, see an ENT to get checked out . The foul taste and bleeding suggest that there may be an abscess in that tonsil. ...Read more

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I've been coughing up small yet thick globs of yellow mucus+blood, my throat hurts, and it made me vomit. What could this be and how can I treat it?

I've been coughing up small yet thick globs of yellow mucus+blood, my throat hurts, and it made me vomit. What could this be and how can I treat it?

Productive cough: Typically, a cough productive of colored sputum suggests infection. It could be coming from the lungs however most often, in non-smokers and young persons it is coming from a sinus infection. To make an accurate diagnosis a physical examination is needed. Sometimes nasal rinsing with saline will improve these symptoms. Products such as neilmed or netipot are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil now slightly bleeding. Blood and mucus trickling down throat making it hard to sleep. What should I do?

Swollen tonsil now slightly bleeding. Blood and mucus trickling down throat making it hard to sleep. What should I do?

See your doctor ASAP: Your medication list includes infliximab, which can make you prone to serious infections, so i would not delay seeing a doctor. I don't know how much you are bleeding, but if it is keeping you from sleeping, it my be quite a bit, and since you can't sleep anyways i would go to your local er to be seen. If you have strep or some other bacterial infection, the sooner you start treatment the better. ...Read more

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38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

See doctor...: The possible etiologies for your symptoms include post-nasal drip and other sinus conditions as well as a throat problem, including infection. You need to be evaluated because blood in your mucous could be a sign of a serious disorder, including malignancy, although most of the time it is benign. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

See an ENT: Coughing blood is not normal and may suggest serious issues which rapid diagnosis and management may resolve effectively. Do not wait, but see somebody asap. ...Read more

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I've been coughing the past few days and I've had mucus in my throat, i just coughed up mucus with blood in it what does that mean?

I've been coughing the past few days and I've had mucus in my throat, i just coughed up mucus with blood in it what does that mean?

Bronchitis: The most common cause of coughing up blood while ill is bronchitis. That isn't serious and will go away when the bronchitis improves. If you cough up blood after recovery, or when you are not experiencing an episode of respiratory illness, it must be investigated to find the source. ...Read more

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Hello. I have strep throat and Whenever I hack up mucus (I do this all the time instead of blowing my noise) some blood shows on the mucus. Help?

Common problem.: I assume you are on antibiotics. If not you need to be. Small amounts of blood in the mucus are common with infections of the nose and throat. IF you have a lot of bleeding or you still have fever after 72 hours, can't swallow liquids, shortness of breath etc. call doc right away or get seen again. This should clear up as you recover. ...Read more

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Last few months i've had mucus in my throat, that i hack up 3 to 4 times a day. Its mostly green with some red (blood?) don't feel sick. What is it?

Last few months i've had mucus in my throat, that i hack up 3 to 4 times a day. Its mostly green with some red (blood?) don't feel sick. What is it?

Several posibilities: This could be coming from above as post-nasal discharge from sinus infection, from a chronic inflammatory condition around the back of the nose and throat (including cancers), from below in the superior portion of the esophagus or the tracheobronchial tree, etc. Anytime you are coughing up blood you need to be seen asap and have this diagnosed and managed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I went out drinking for the first time in 3 months and had 1 puff of a cigarette for the first time in 6 months I woke up this morning and thew up and started having a little pain in my throat, then started coughing up a small amount of blood in my mucus

Mucus: It's doubtful that one puff would impact your respiratory tract. I suspect irritation/inflammation of the stomach lining from alcohol excess. Vomiting may have strained the throat or gi tract causing slight bleeding. See your physician if further coughing or vomiting of blood,black stools, persistent abdominal distress develop. In the meantime follow a bland diet,avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotin ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more