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Had sinus surgery 5 days ago now bloody phlegm running drown throat after using nasal spray? Normal? Quick answer please

Had sinus surgery 5 days ago now bloody phlegm running drown throat after using nasal spray? Normal? Quick answer please

Yes: A little bit of blood tinged stuff or small blood clots can be expected in the 1st couple of weeks. But if you suffer from profuse bleeding , contact the surgeon immediately. Unless the nasal spray is prescribed by the surgeon, it may be a good idea to stop using it for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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I have a soar throat and bloody phlegm, what should I do?

I have a soar throat and bloody phlegm, what should I do?

Get seen: The blood in your phlegm could be simply from the sore throat (that may have now become scratched and raw). But, blood in the phlegm is not really normal. How much blood is there? You should get seen by a doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am coughing bloody phlegm up. And I feel like something heavy is pushing on my chbest. My throat hurts and burns with?

I am coughing bloody phlegm up. And I feel like something heavy is pushing on my chbest. My throat hurts and burns with?

Seek help: It sounds like you may have a concerning respiratory infection, like an evolving pneumonia. But it's even possible that you have a blood clot in your lungs. Don't wait to be seen, you could get very ill if you continue to put this off. ...Read more

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I went to clear the phlegm from my throat as it is sore, & it came out bloody and white and very chunky. Should I be concerned? I am take cold medicin

I went to clear the phlegm from my throat as it is sore, & it came out bloody and white and very chunky. Should I be concerned? I am take cold medicin

More info needed: Are you coughing? Are you coughing up any blood or are you seeing blood streaked mucus (from irritation). You should gargle with some warm salt water and increase your clear fluids. Sounds like a visit to your doctor is needed. If you can, take a sample of what you are describing with you in a tissue and plastic bag. ...Read more

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For weeks I have had excessive phlegm in my throat and nose has been stuffy. I blew my nose today and phlegm with a bloody lump came out. Whats wrong ?

For weeks I have had excessive phlegm in my throat and nose has been stuffy. I blew my nose today and phlegm with a bloody lump came out. Whats wrong ?

Allergic rhinitis?: Such symptoms almost always are due either to an upper respiratory virus infection or allergy. Viral infections rarely last more than 1-2 weeks, and springtime is the peak period for allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, etc. So allergy is most likely. See a doctor to confirm and get advice on treatment, e.g. antihistamines or maybe a steroid nasal spray. In the meantime, no worries; probably not serious. ...Read more

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I had yellow phlegm 2 months ago from back throat.I'm not smoke.I don't cough. 2 weeks ago, i spit out thick pink bloody ball-like phlegm once each day

I had yellow phlegm 2 months ago from back throat.I'm not smoke.I don't cough. 2 weeks ago, i spit out thick pink bloody ball-like phlegm once each day

Get examined: Have a chest x-ray to be checked for lung infection . Ask your dr if s/he would recommend antibiotics. Take some otc cough meds/ Mucinex (guaifenesin) or Robitussin dm.Take vitamin c and eat lots of fruits and veggies to boost your immune system. Hope u feel better and take care! ...Read more

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Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Slight sore throat , had migranes but passed. No frequent coughs but hocked bloody brown phlegm, no fever, non smoker, age 23.Feeling ok, need to worry?

Slight sore throat , had migranes but passed. No frequent coughs but hocked bloody brown phlegm, no fever, non smoker, age 23.Feeling ok, need to worry?

Probably ok: Probably from the sore throat. This is probably more common that we think it is since most people don't cough this stuff out. As long as your breathing is ok and it does not recur then i wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I have dark yellow bloody phlegm, no fever, chills, sore all over and no sore throat. I had negative flu and strep tests. What could it be?

I have dark yellow bloody phlegm, no fever, chills, sore all over and no sore throat. I had negative flu and strep tests. What could it be?

Bacterial/viral: You need a chest xray, medical examination and aggressive antibiotic therapy: bloody, colored phlegm is always worrisome-please see a physician-ASAP. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat, only at night , the last few days, no cough. I have also been spitting up thick, very bloody, dark yellow phlegm repeatedly.

A Little Experiment: Why don't you try the following: go to the nearest ER or Urgent Care, walk in and say to the nurse: " I have been spitting up thick, very bloody, dark yellow phlegm repeatedly. " and see what happens. Go ahead, I suggest you try it right now. Thank you. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I've been hacking up bloody phlegm, no cough just a sore throat and wisdom teeth coming in. Do I require medical care?

For the past 2 days I've been hacking up bloody phlegm, no cough just a sore throat and wisdom teeth coming in. Do I require medical care?

Bloody phlegm: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is likely you will be referred as soon as possible to a Dentist. Hope all goes well. Do not delay! ...Read more

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I always experience phlegm sticking at my throat..

I always experience phlegm sticking at my throat..

May be too dry: Need to drink moe water and be adequately hydrated. If it persists, see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What causes phlegm in throat and food stuck on it?

Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce discomfort of having phlegm on throat?

Is there a way to reduce discomfort of having phlegm on throat?

Find the cause. : There are ways to reduce the discomfort of having phlegm in your throat, yes. But, we'd need to know why it's there in the first place. Allergies? Sinus infection? Throat infection? Once the cause is elucidated, your treatment becomes properly directed. Please consult with a local doctor, or with me or one of us on HealthTap and find the reason for your symptom. ...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


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