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Bright Red Blood In Phlegm
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
Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ulcer or gastritis etc etc. You may need egd and colonscopy esp if family history of colon cancer or peptic ulcer disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toilet water blood red after bowel movement. Was fresh bright red blood. Stool was normal brown colour with no blood in it. Internal hemorrhoid?
Blood or food: Ask your Dr. to test it.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?
Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped
Small bleeding: Being constipated and passing a hard stool can cause minor trauma to the lining of the rectum and anus. Other causes of a small amount of blood can be from hemorrhoids. At your age, it is unlikely to be anything more significant. If you have prolonged bleeding or prolonged pain you may want to seek out a physician to perform a rectal exam or a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
Get it checked out: You should see a physician and get to the er if there is bright red blood in the stool. ...Read more
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid. ...Read more
Dark red stringy long thick clots/fluid day 2 of period this is followed with small dark red clots painful to pass also have bright red bleeding?
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
Bright red bloody mucus with blood clots excreted from tip of uvula after pulling out white stringy plug?
Mucus: It appears that there was a mucus plug impacted on your uvula and irritation/inflammation occurred when it was pulled off. If bleeding and/nonhealing of the uvula persists, consult an otolaryngologist for treatment and in the meantime, bathe the uvula area with cold water which helps.However if brisk bleeding continues head to the hospital emergency room where urgent treatment can be given ...Read more
Blood in my stool. Dark red like period blood on the toilet paper but in the toilet it looked pinkish red. I've had diarrhea for 3days no blood til now?
Hard to say: I suspect you have a problem that may resolve on its own. You may have rectal bleeding due to the diarrhea; you may have ruptured a hemorrhoid . If the bleeding continues, you should see a physician. Primary care doctors could do a small scope procedure to examine the inside of your rectum to help diagnose the problem. You could have an anal fissure that is bleeding. See doc! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more
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