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Been tasting blood in my throat for past 3 days, I can spit blood from my throat at will please help I have no mucus in my chest what so ever I scared?

Been tasting blood in my throat for past 3 days, I can spit blood from my throat at will please help I have no mucus in my chest what so ever I scared?

BloodOnlyInVessels: Spitting blood. Pissing blood. Coughing blood. Leaking blood. Nosebleed. Blood from ears. Butt blood. From whatever orifice blood emanates, it should be taken seriously, especially if it persists. So best to seek help from a doctor ASAP. Watch out for it increasing or coming in clots or associated with pain or difficulty breathing. If you swallow too much blood it will upset your stomach. Spit it out ...Read more

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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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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Is there a difference between mucus and blood in taste? There is an unusual taste at the back of my throat although I can't cough up anything.

Is there a difference between mucus and blood in taste? There is an unusual taste at the back of my throat although I can't cough up anything.

Post nasal drip: This can be from post nasal drip. Do you have any nasal congestion? Headaches or sinus pain? Treating them will alleviate your mucus. Try an over the counter saline nasal spray and see if it helps. ...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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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. It's 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. It's 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 keep waking in the morning with blood running down my throat, today a thick clot of mucus dropped down to with fresh blood i have had this for two d?

I keep waking in the morning with blood running down my throat, today a thick clot of mucus dropped down to with fresh blood i have had this for two d?

Nose bleed: This can occur as a result of trauma, infection, nasal lesion, medication side effect (eg blood thinners or nasal steroids) or other more rare triggers. ENT docs can use a scope to both identify the source and treat any potential causes. ...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

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Waking up with bloody mucus every morning for about 3 months, no cough, been to the dentist, all good, can blood come up from throat without cough?

Waking up with bloody mucus every morning for about 3 months, no cough, been to the dentist, all good, can blood come up from throat without cough?

Yes: If I were you I would find a physician in your area and have a thorough diagnostic exam to find where the blood is coming from. This is not normal. Probably something minor, but it could be serious. ...Read more

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Have a lot of thick mucus and some blood when coughin to clear throat, do this means a sore throat?

Have a lot of thick mucus and some blood when coughin to clear throat, do this means a sore throat?

Hopefully: If this is an acute problem, and you are sick with a cold, cough or the like, then it is not a big deal. It should go away with time (<7 days). However, if you are coughing up blood for more than a few days and especially if you feel otherwise well, you need to get that checked out asap. Coughing up blood could be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more

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What is causing something in my throat to move up and down. That won't come up and it burns and it's causing me to cough up mucus with blood in it?

What is causing something in my throat to move up and down. That won't come up and it burns and it's causing me to cough up mucus with blood in it?

Need exam to know: An ENT dr can do an exam including looking down your throat with a small fiberoptic camera and help identify the problem and its treatment rapidly. ...Read more

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Constantly having some blood coming from my nose and throat in my mucus. I take allergy med. What could be wrong, its annoying! And how can I stop it?

Sinus infection?: Nosebleeds often originate at the nasal septum but a sinus infection may also cause your symptoms. If you are taking the older generation antihistamine, it may dry up your mucous membrane on the septum further to cause nosebleeds. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. is it serio?

I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. is it serio?

Irritated dry throat: May be from rhinitis nasal congestion/ inflammation, from dryness in air, warm dry heat. Put vasoline, to moisturize, on the inside tip of nose in AM and PM, gargle with salt water3x a day,suck on lemondrops. Drinkg 2.5-3.5 liter /day water /gatorade to be hydrated. I do not think it is serious, but do f/u with doctor /urgent care this week ...Read more

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Post nasal drip and mucus in throat. Saw blood in mucus the past week \u0026#40;not all the time, only mornings\u0026#41;. No other symptoms. Should I call dr?

Post nasal drip and mucus in throat. Saw blood in mucus the past week \u0026#40;not all the time, only mornings\u0026#41;. No other symptoms. Should I call dr?

Your Call: Probable acute sinusitis, most of which resolve by themselves without treatment. Most cases of acute sinusitis, or viral upper respiratory infections do not need any treatment at all. However chronic infections may need antibiotics for prolonged periods, or even surgery ...Read more

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My nose and throat get dry while sleeping and as for my nose when I blow it I see blood on the dried mucus. What could it be?

My nose and throat get dry while sleeping and as for my nose when I blow it I see blood on the dried mucus. What could it be?

Probably: All due to the dry membranes. Try a humidifier in your room(make sure you keep this clean). Also, ocean nasal spray may keep the nasal passages moist. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Throat hurts blood in mucus throbbing head I'm a smoker been sick on and off for months when not sick mucus and more mucus. Why the blood?

Throat hurts blood in mucus throbbing head I'm a smoker been sick on and off for months when not sick mucus and more mucus. Why the blood?

See a doctor : Are you coughing up blood or you have blood in your nasal secretions? You need further work up if blood coming from the lungs, chest x-ray, etc. If it is in your nasal secretions a course of antibiotics for sinusitis might bd needed. The best thing is to see a doctor and have an exam in the office. Please dot smoking. ...Read more

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There's thick sticky with blood mucus came out of my throat. I keep blowing my nose forcefully for 2 days (flu). What do you think happened here?

There's thick sticky with blood mucus came out of my throat. I keep blowing my nose forcefully for 2 days (flu). What do you think happened here?

Check for strep: If it is not post nasal drip(from a severe sinus infection), then you should at least ensure that you do not have a streptococcal infection. If you have already ruled out a sinus infection then have the rapid strep test done. At the very least check with your pcp to ensure that it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been coughing a lot the past few days and I have a lot of mucus buildup in nose and throat when I wake up. I even sneezed some blood out.

Hi, I've been coughing a lot the past few days and I have a lot of mucus buildup in nose and throat when I wake up. I even sneezed some blood out.

Coughing: If you can get in to your primary doctor soon please do so.
If there is a long delay I suggest you go to the nearest Emergency facility where they will look after you. ...Read more

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I keep spitting/ coughing up some blood & I get loads of build up mucus in my throat which I can only put it down to bronchiectasis, will I be ok?

I keep spitting/ coughing up some blood & I get loads of build up mucus in my throat which I can only put it down to bronchiectasis, will I be ok?

See a doctor: Bronchiectasis is not a usual finding in your age group. It would be better to see a doctor and get the appropriate imaging study such as chest X-ray or CT to determine what is really happening. Then get it treated ...Read more

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I have sinus issues. Very dry conditions in house cause severe dryness in my mouth and throat. Last couple of days I have had blood in my mucus?

I have sinus issues. Very dry conditions in house cause severe dryness in my mouth and throat. Last couple of days I have had blood in my mucus?

Typical: Winter weather issue. Consider otc sinus irrigation bottle and use twice daily. Or use saline mister persistently throughout the day. Drink plenty of water. Drying can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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Almost choked on a ball of blood. Thin layer of clear mucus around in it but primarily bright, thick, blood reaking blood. Throat not sore. What's up?

Look at nasopharynx: Bringing up blood with mucus suggests there is a source of bleeding from the head and neck area and not regurgitating blood from the stomach. Since there are no symptoms related to the throat refered to as oropharynx I suspect the problem is bleeding behind the nose in the nasopharynx. If persistent this can be defined with a transnasal laryngoscopy catheter and a bleeding site cauterized ...Read more

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There is blood in my mucus when I sneeze or clear my throat. I also have a cold n cough and there is constant presence of blood for the past 2 days.?

Blood in mucus: Greetings. The presence of blood in your mucus is common when you have a virus or a bacterial infection. The mucus membranes are irritated which leads to an increase in blood flow to fight off this infection. Saline nasal wash can help wash away the thickened secretions and help speed recovery and add moisture. If this persists after the infection clears, see your ENT doctor. Good Luck ...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