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What cause of cough mucus blood from mouth ?

What cause of  cough mucus blood from mouth ?

Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the chronic productive cough with thick yellow mucous?

What causes the chronic productive cough with thick yellow mucous?

Possibly...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possible cause for these symptoms. If a productive cough lasts 3 weeks or longer, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If there is shortness of breath, you should be evaluated today, in an er if your doctor can't see you right away! there is no cure for chronic bronchitis but symptoms can be controlled with therapy! ...Read more

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What causes a white frothy sputum in a child's cough?

What causes a white frothy sputum in a child's cough?

Mucus production: The cause of white frothy sputum with cough is due to mucus production in the lungs, nose, and sinus. This is the way our immune system gets rid of unwanted and harmful agents who enter our respiratory system. This defensive mechanism is conducted by the immune cells lining the airway with specific antibodies to protect; mucus contains products to kill the agents as well as to wash them away. ...Read more

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What causes the rusty sputum in pneumonia?

What causes the rusty sputum in pneumonia?

Entry of red cells: The rusty sputum tends to occur in the stage of red hepatization of pneumonia when red blood cells leak into the alveolar spaces in the lung. When coughed out, the sputum at this early stage of infection can have a rusty appearance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

Multiple causes: Get a comprehensive physical examination, blood testsfor infection and a chest xray. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools in adults?

What causes frothy stools in adults?

IBS & dietary : Imbalances (too much fermentation created gas) in diet and ibs in general can do that. Lactose intolerant people might see that. I don't know if it is a problem on it's own. Ibs can be quite painful. Hope you're well! ...Read more

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Are bloody sputums the symptoms of lung disease or bronchitis?

Are bloody sputums the symptoms of lung disease or bronchitis?

Both...: The most common cause of coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, there are many other conditions that can cause hemoptysis including malignancy. Therefore, hemoptysis is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by your doctor so that the correct treatment can be rendered once the diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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What causes thick phlegm in throat and chest which is chronic?

What causes thick phlegm  in throat and chest  which is chronic?

PND: What your describing could be several things..But the first thing that comes to mind is post nasal drip. It can become quite thick and cause a lot of clear phlegm expectoration. If you find yourself clearing your throat constantly..It may well be this. You should see your pcp in case its something more severe. ...Read more

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What are common causes of barky cough?

What are common causes of barky cough?

Several: In children, the most common cause is croup which is caused by a virus. Other causes of a barky cough would include tracheomalacia and psychogenic (habbit) cough. A chronic, dry cough would also be suggestive of asthma. ...Read more

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What are causes of brown vaginal mucus?

What are causes of brown vaginal mucus?

Infection?: This sort of discharge usually suggests an infection, including gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas if at risk for STD. Hormonal problems (e.g. contraception dose), miscarriage, or other problems also are possible. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes excessive phlegm?

What causes excessive phlegm?

Phlegm: Phlegm is the response to an irritant, allergen or inflammatory response which affects the mucus membranes of the nose, throat, lungs and sinuses resulting in the over production of mucus. ...Read more

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What causes persistent cold and give thick yellowish mucus ?

What causes persistent cold and give thick yellowish mucus
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Many things: possible that you the infection didn't go away and that your immune system is suppressed ...Read more

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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more. Heart: CHF with 100 causes anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure i've forgotten a few. ...Read more

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What is causing sudden thick gel-like yellow vaginal discharge with faint streaks of blood.No other symptoms.

What is causing sudden thick gel-like yellow vaginal discharge with faint streaks of blood.No other symptoms.

Variety of causes: Among the causes could be infection. Please see the following article: http://www.Pamf.Org/teen/health/femalehealth/discharge.Html. ...Read more

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Coughing/bringing up phlegm, no other symptoms of cold/flu. Phlegm is usually whitish clear. Why?

Coughing/bringing up phlegm, no other symptoms of cold/flu.  Phlegm is usually whitish clear.  Why?

Most common: cause is ALLERGY! If there is no inflammation from infection (yellowish/green sputum) then you most likely have an allergic tracheobronchitis ( a "relative" of asthma) An anti-histamine containing expectorant might help (eg: Phenergan (promethazine) Excpectorant) Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is foul smelling breath symptom of histoplasmosis?

Is foul smelling breath symptom of histoplasmosis?

No: Most bad breath is due to crud on the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system. Histoplasmosis doesn't cause an odor. ...Read more

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What causes foamy white mucus in back of throat that smells sour ?

What causes foamy white mucus in back of throat that smells sour ?

GERD : Probably it is reflux. Consider seeing a doc to perform an endoscopy. If it is reflux, it can cause other issues if untreated. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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Common causes of spitting up blood?

Common causes of spitting up blood?

Get it evaluated: Do you mean coughing up blood, throwing up blood or simply having blood in your saliva? They all have different causes and some can be serious. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more