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This wicked virus is causing green mucus now in my nose along with my lungs. Why is my heart rate in the 80-90s and O2 in the low 90s? Thanks!

This wicked virus is causing green mucus now in my nose along with my lungs. Why is my heart rate in the 80-90s and O2 in the low 90s? Thanks!

Get seen...: If your oxygen is low this is most likely something more complicated than an upper respiratory tract infection. It could be a pneumonia but no way to tell for sure until you see a doctor. I would suggest to go to the ED for immediate evaluation. ...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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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have green mucus diarrhea all slime I have not had a fever but I vomited once yesterday with continuous nausea today I am eatin?

Gastroenteritis: it sounds like you have gastroenteritis. This could be a viral infection, a bacterial infection, or from a toxin. Depending on how your symptoms are I would avoid milk and milk products. If this illness process you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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What causes mucus in a bm. I got 2 or 3half days without a bm and when i feel like i needa have one most times is a yellowish green mucus.

What causes mucus in a bm. I got 2 or 3half days without a bm and when i feel like i needa have one most times is a yellowish green mucus.

Inflammation: The presence of green mucus is usually an indication of an inflammatory process. The green color actually has been shown to be secondary to the breakdown of inflammatory cells such as white blood cells, macrophages and other normal cells in our body that fight inflammation and infection. Like (yuk) snot. If this has been going on for weeks, it's time to find out why. ...Read more

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For the past year and a half I have been coughing up green mucus plugs, usually with blood in them, on and off. What could be the cause?

For the past year and a half I have been coughing up green mucus plugs, usually with blood in them, on and off. What could be the cause?

Cause: I must admit I do not have a ready answer. That said you have two choices: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. 2: Contact your primary doctor while she/he is still at work. Please let me know what develops - hope all goes OK. ...Read more

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I've had stool with green mucus for about two days. should I be worried? I am 17 years old, and I don't believe I have done any bad to have caused this. my parents say it's cause I ate something green but the only green I recall eating recently was a coup

Green mucous: Only rarely does stool color indicate a serious intestinal condition. Stool color usually is influenced by what you eat and the amount of a substance called bile which is produced by the liver. Green color may be caused by diarrhea, green leafy vegetables, green food coloring in flavored foods and drinks. If you have bloating, diarrhea, change in color of the stool or pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when i cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Sore throat for 3 days. Dark green mucus. Hurts the right side of my chest when i cough. Stuffy then runny nose. Do you know what could cause this?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more