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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. What's 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. What's 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

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Are there some effective ways to clear phlegm in child's throat?

Simple stuff: Cool mist humidifier, saline nasal spray and plenty of fluids, if persists or with fever see dr. ...Read more

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That feeling like you have phlegm stuck in your throat constantly?

That feeling like you have phlegm stuck in your throat constantly?

Phlegm that is stuck: A "tickle" cough can be a sign of post nasal drainage. Mucous specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the phlegm build up is related to sinus drainage. Also consider trying to sleep with an elevated head or with a bedside humidifier. All the best! ...Read more

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My 9 month old has phlegms on his throat is there any way to get them out?

Not really: Young babies do not yet know how to clear their throat or blow their nose so all they can reasonably do is sneeze and cough. You can help clear the nose by using a bulb syringe those most 9 month olds hate it. Most important is to keep them healthy by avoiding ill people, hand washing and (above all) diligence in avoiding cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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Hi! I am a smoker. I feel like I always have phlegm stucked I my throat. Is there something I need to be worried about?

Yes, there is: ANYBODY who is a smoker has something to worry about. If you are chronically producing mucus (phlegm) that is an indication that the smoking is causing inflammation in your air passages, which is the beginning of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. See your doctor and please quit smoking. ...Read more

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It feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 - 8 months. It's extremely sticky and dry as well. Please help; (?

It feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 - 8 months. It's extremely sticky and dry as well. Please help; (?

See a doctor: How long were you going to suffer with this? I would suggest going directly to an ear nose and throat doctor. In the meantime aggressive hydration with water or tea might be helpful. OTC meds such as mucinex (guaifenesin) may decrease the tenacity of the secretions. Antihistamines like Claritin may be of some benefit as well if allergy plays a role. But you deserve answers! I hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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I've been having trouble getting hard phlegm out of my throat. The hard phlegm comes back up and down. I've tried gargling but to no avail. Help!

I've been having trouble getting hard phlegm out of my throat. The hard phlegm comes back up and down. I've tried gargling but to no avail. Help!

Hard Phlegm: The most important factor is hydration. Take plenty of clear water and use a humidifier next to you, you can also take decongestant but avoid cough suppressants Another type of medication that is helpful is an expectorant such as Guaifenesin that loosen phlegm. This medication is available in over-the-counter products. Also what may feel like phlegm may be localized swelling. ...Read more

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I constantly feel like I have phlegm in my throat. What could it be a symptom of?

I constantly feel like I have phlegm in my throat. What could it be a symptom of?

Sinus/throat/lung/gi: Phlegm in the throat can come from infection in the sinus, throat, lung (bronchitis or pneumonia) and gerd. Each of these conditions can usually be identified and treated sometimes in combination. Sinusitis with antibiotics/decongestants, bronchitis /pneumonia with step wise asthma treatment/antibioitcs and gerd with antacid diet GI medications. ...Read more

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I need a remedy for phlegm in my throat.

I need a remedy for phlegm in my throat.

Guifenesin: Hydration and Guaifenesin 1200 mg twice daily. Take with food and glass of water. ...Read more

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I've been getting a lot of phlegm in my throats while eating. What could this be?

I've been getting a lot of phlegm in my throats while eating. What could this be?

Phlegm: It is usually due to post nasal drip and maybe related to an allergic condition that you Katy have developed. I would try an anti histamine and see if that helps ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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