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What to do about bloody snot from only one nostril?

What to do about bloody snot from only one nostril?

Nose: Usually from dryness so hydration, humidifier at night, no nose picking and a saline nasal gel may help. Check it out with an ENT ...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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I've had a dry nose for weeks now. When I blow my nose I get bloody snot and dried blood boogers. What is this?

I've had a dry nose for weeks now. When I blow my nose I get bloody snot and dried blood boogers. What is this?

Dry cold air?: There are several possible reasons, the most likely is dry cold air. Sometimes dabbing vaseline in nostril can help dryness and inflammation leading to bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a hard cough after 7 days of battling viral pharyngitis. I wake with dry bloody snot when I blow my nose and pain in my chest from coughing all?

I have a hard cough after 7 days of battling viral pharyngitis. I wake with dry bloody snot when I blow my nose and pain in my chest from coughing all?

Get evaluated.: Assuming this was viral from the get-go, you should be better by now. Viral infections generally will last 3-5 days; you’re still so sick after 7 days, so there’s a better chance that something else is going on that may benefit from treatment. You need to be evaluated at this point. ...Read more

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Woke up because I couldn't breathe and couldn't talk. Then coughed up a chunky, bloody snot mixture. Coughing. Cannot take deep breath without cough?

Woke up because I couldn't breathe and couldn't talk. Then coughed up a chunky, bloody snot mixture. Coughing. Cannot take deep breath without cough?

Cough up blood SOB: May just be bronchitis/sinusitis with atypicals for which antibiotics (zithromax, levoquin) may help, as would nebs and prednisone but would f/u /w/ doc /urgent care/ ER care today to evaluate for clot in lung as well, that is important. ...Read more

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Bloody snots foamy pee unquenchable thirst coughing up mucus tingly hands now and then and fatigue. Any idea the cause of these symptoms?

Bloody snots foamy pee unquenchable thirst coughing up mucus tingly hands now and then and fatigue. Any idea the cause of these symptoms?

Need urinalysis : Many possibilities exist from nothing important to serious kidney disease like wegners or goodpastures. If rbcs or proteins noted in urine, need to see a nephrologist. Would not waste effort looking it up. Need to see a doc to have urinalysis and simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Three days severe throat pain muscle aches low grade fever can't eat can't drink headche bloody snot please help?

Three days severe throat pain muscle aches low grade fever can't eat can't drink headche bloody snot please help?

Acute pharyngitis: Viral syndrome, self-limited
if lasts beyond 3 days and results in high fever, needs anti-bacterial treatment. Take the baby to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to clear infection. Rinsing twice daily, I have green/bloody snot. Pain in forehead, watery eyes. Pus zit in nose. Should I worry?

Had sinus surgery to clear infection. Rinsing twice daily, I have green/bloody snot. Pain in forehead, watery eyes. Pus zit in nose. Should I worry?

Sinus surgery: You better see your surgeon, as it depends, if you are immediately post-operative, the bloody discharge can be expected, if later and still having bloody and green discharge better communicate that to the treating doctor, keep rinsing though ...Read more

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My 14-week old daughter has bloody and sticky snot that I can see up her nostrils. What should we do?

My 14-week old daughter has bloody and sticky snot that I can see up her nostrils. What should we do?

Mgt: Babies at this age breathe through their noses. If she has thick mucus and bloody discharge, I agree that nasal saline will help to clear the passages. I would also suggest an evaluation for infection and other underlying causes. If this symptom has not cleared up in 10 days or is associated with fever, an infection of the sinus passages is one diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my snot always bloody? Not a little blood, sometimes all that comes out is blood and looks like clots, but I don't have nose bleeds ever.

Why is my snot always bloody? Not a little blood, sometimes all that comes out is blood and looks like clots, but I don't have nose bleeds ever.

Several possibilitie: Bloody clots without active bleeding may be from dryness, sinus or nasal infection, septal perforation, or tumors. If it just from one side then imwould be especially concerned and would get an ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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I have just had a little of snot like bloody discharge, I've just come back on the Depo-Provera injection, due my 3rd injection next month. Not on period?

Normal: Bleeding is unpredictable and usually light on DepoProvera. The longer you are on it the less likely you are going to see any bleeding. None of the bleeding represents a true period. ...Read more

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Does the mucus plug always have bloody? I passed a giant booger like snot it wasn't bloody though (37 wks)

Does the mucus plug always have bloody? I passed a giant booger like snot it wasn't bloody though (37 wks)

Mucous plug: doesn't really mean much. Increasing ctx with increased mucous flow would have more importance, but is still a minor sign of labor. Good luck. ...Read more

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A few times this past month I've had spots of blood in my snot. I've heard bloody phlegm/sputum is bad, and since snot is also mucous is that bad too?

A few times this past month I've had spots of blood in my snot. I've heard bloody phlegm/sputum is bad, and since snot is also mucous is that bad too?

Sinusitis?: You could have inflammation and/or infection of your sinuses. See your primary care provider to determine if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had head cold and snot was yellow then green then bloody now brown. No fever just need to blow nose. Brown from dried blood or more bacteria?

Had head cold and snot was yellow then green then bloody now brown. No fever just need to blow nose. Brown from dried blood or more bacteria?

Brown snot: Brown snot is from old blood, not from bacteria. Your progression of healing the infection on your own through your body's immune system is perfect. You had a cold, the body sent infection fighting cells to area to fight germs and snot became yellow and then green. Irritation caused some fresh bleeding, now has diminished to old blood. Drink fluids, use neti pot and lots and lots of humidity. ...Read more

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I have bright read bloody mucus after lying down that goes after sitting up?

I have bright read bloody mucus after lying down that goes after sitting up?

Female? Vaginal?: If you have been lying flat for a prolonged period, then blood can pool in the vagina. When standing up, gravity allows this to drain. If you are not female or this is not about vaginal discharge then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Why coughing up bloody mucus?

Why coughing up bloody mucus?

See doctor...: The most common cause for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy can also cause this and must be ruled out so see your doctor asap. If you are short of breath or coughing up a lot of blood, go to the er. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Internal hemmorroids cause bloody mucus?

Mostly No: While hemorrhoids that incur significant prolapse can cause bleeding and mucus, that occurs with moderate prolapse of the tissue. I typically associate bloody mucus with spme form of proctitis. This can be infectious or inflammatory and can represent only the tip of the iceberg. You need to be evaluated by a GI or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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My grandma has bloody mucus on her urine what can that mean?

See a Dr.: It sounds like your grandmother should go see the doctor. She may have a bladder infection that is causing some blood but usually it is not full of mucus. The blood may not be coming from the urine so she needs to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I snorted up red, thick bloody mucus. Should I be concerned?

Red mucus: Was it your own or someone elses. If your own need to find our why it is bloody. If from someone else ask if they have HIV. ...Read more

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Well my best friend says she is coughing up bloody mucus, help?

Well my best friend says she is coughing up bloody mucus, help?

May depend how much: The answer to this depends somewhat on any underlying medical conditions (alcoholism, for example) as well as how much blood is present. Sometimes, when people have been coughing a great deal, for example, small blood vessels in the esophagus can break, making the sputum somewhat bloody. If there is a great deal of blood, though, it is definitely something that should be checked out right away. ...Read more

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Black/bloody mucus is it my period?

Black/bloody mucus is it my period?

Probably: Periods can differ greatly from month to month. ...Read more

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What does pink bloody mucus discharge mean?

What does pink bloody mucus discharge mean?

Depends: Depends on in what context you are asking. It can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. ...Read more

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What can be the cause for my bloody cervical mucus?

What can be the cause for my bloody cervical mucus?

See below: Most likely it's related to your menstrual period although hormonal abnormalities can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What causes bloody mucus after bad bout of diarrhea?

What causes bloody mucus after bad bout of diarrhea?

Various: It could be as simple as trauma from wiping/passing diarrhea, to an actual inflammation inside your large intestine, called colitis (often concerning for a bacterial infection). If it persists, definitely bring it to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a little of bloody mucus be from my hemorrhoid?

Could a little of bloody mucus be from my hemorrhoid?

Possibly: Bloody mucus from the rectum can be many things such as bleeding hemorrhoids, infections, inflammation, and malignancies. Your age, family history, medical problems, recent travel, sick exposures, activities, and medications will be important for your physician to review. You should see your doctor to discuss the possible causes and treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal for bloody mucus to form with conjunctivitis?

Is it normal for bloody mucus to form with conjunctivitis?

Yes: Conjunctivis is an inflammatory condition, which causes dilation of blood vessels including smaller blood vessels called capillaries, which can rupture and leak causing a bloody discharge. ...Read more

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IM HAVING SOME SLIGHTLY BLOODY MUCUS LIKE DISCHARGE AND I HAVE THE MIRANA?

IM HAVING SOME SLIGHTLY BLOODY MUCUS LIKE DISCHARGE AND I HAVE THE MIRANA?

Probably normal: Mucus like discharge is most likely from the glands on the cervix that got disturbed from the IUD. As long as there is no heavy bleeding, pain, odor or fever, it's probably ok. Should go away soon. If not seek care. ...Read more

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I've been having unprotected sex and recently bloddy mucus looking stuff has been coming out after. What could that be?

I've been having unprotected sex and recently bloddy mucus looking stuff has been coming out after. What could that be?

Pregnancy test time: You should be getting a pregnancy test now (if you haven't done so already). When we think of bloody mucus and unprotected sex we think pregnancy. Next on the list are stds, but these can be associated with other types of discharge, burning when you urinate (or no symptoms at all). Regardless, you should probably get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more