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I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.

I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.

Circumvallate papill: The large bumps are your circumvallate papilla and are normal taste buds. They are arranged in an upside down v configuration. The sore throat and the cough with bloody mucous can be either a virus or bacterial infection. If you have associated yellowish drainage with a fever I would be inclined to give you an antibiotic. You would need to call you Pmd or go to an urgent care to get the meds ...Read more

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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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My daughter keeps coughing bloody mucus for a week and now whenever she lays down she has trouble breathing. What should I do??

My daughter keeps coughing bloody mucus for a week and now  whenever she lays down she has trouble breathing.  What should I do??

ER: Your daughter has acute bronchitis, very likely with bronchospasm. There are very rapidly acting and effective medicines to treat that but you'll need to take her to the ER. Moreover, if she's having trouble breathing, it's not necessarily safe to wait. ...Read more

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I struggle to breathe through my diaphragm and when I do I cough out bloody mucus. My dr. Said blood is from my sinuses. Nothing is helping it though.

I struggle to breathe through my diaphragm and when I do I cough out bloody mucus. My dr. Said blood is from my sinuses. Nothing is helping it though.

Cough: It's somewhat concerning that your symptoms are difficulty breathing along with bloody mucous. If you have chronic sinus problems it is possible that the mucous is from there, but i would be sure to get a chest xray and a lung evaluation to be certain this isn't a primary lung problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Out of no where I got a very sore throat & raspy.. Thought was allergies. i went to cough and bloody mucus. Smoked 11 yrs ago for 12 yrs cancer??

Out of no where  I got a very sore throat & raspy.. Thought  was allergies. i went to cough and bloody mucus. Smoked 11 yrs ago for 12 yrs cancer??

See doctor : You need to see the doctor for exam and possible chest X-ray. You also need to stop smoking there are a few good medicines to help you if you need help to stop ...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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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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I am 20 y/o, never smoked, have a bad cold for couple of days and now I'm coughing up bloody mucus. What's the cause, and is it dangerous?

I am 20 y/o, never smoked, have a bad cold for couple of days and now I'm coughing up bloody mucus. What's the cause, and is it dangerous?

Not if it stops: Bloody mucus could indicate throat infection and irritation. If it continues for more than a few days or if you develop a fever over 100F then see your PCP. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep 3 days ago and started taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Today I started coughing up bloody mucus. Overall I feel better, but concerned.

I was diagnosed with strep 3 days ago and started taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).  Today I started coughing up bloody mucus.  Overall I feel better, but concerned.

Finish RX: If the coughing increases, then call your DR. Otherwise finish the RX and then call and inform the DR of the episode. This can be secondary to the upper respire infection concurrently with the strip. But either way, inform your DR of the occurrence ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection& just took my 1st Amoxil (amoxicillin) pill a few hrs ago. However, I have back pain & just coughed up bloody mucus, worried about kidneys.

I have a sinus infection& just took my 1st Amoxil (amoxicillin) pill a few hrs ago. However, I have back pain & just coughed up bloody mucus, worried about kidneys.

Sounds like: you are a bit "impatient" about the treatment. Give it a chance. Chances are you have a generalized viral infection,,,thus the back pain....and your infected sinuses are accompanied by a "bronchitis" THE most common cause for bloody mucous!! Be patient! Be well! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I had been treated for strep throat 4wks ago but still have pain and headaches and have coughed up bloody mucus and noticed tonsil stones. HELP?

I had been treated for strep throat 4wks ago but still have pain and headaches and have coughed up bloody mucus and noticed tonsil stones. HELP?

Strep: You may have a sinus problem that is causing bloody mucus, headaches and formation of tonsillar stones.Consult your doctor or an ear nose and throat specialist for help ...Read more

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Sneezing,coughing,green/bloody mucus for few days-now clear, swollen/sore lymph nodes,earaches.Don't want back on antibiotics again. Home remedies?

Sneezing,coughing,green/bloody mucus for few days-now clear, swollen/sore lymph nodes,earaches.Don't want back on antibiotics again. Home remedies?

May not be possible: Assuming that these symptoms have been present for over 10 days, then it is likely from a severe sinus infection which may be in the process of resolving. You may try saline irrigation for the nose and sinuses but if the problem persists for more than another week or gets worse, you may well need to see your doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

No!: that's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Was sick for a week,cold moved into ears and now draining to throat been almost a month now and starting to cough up alot of bloody mucus ?

Was sick for a week,cold moved into ears and now draining to throat been almost a month now and starting to cough up alot of bloody mucus ?

Flu epidemic: Flu is all over US. Very likely you have influenza A. Get a swab done in any urgent care.Even if you had flu shot this year , it did not work as virus mutated.drink lot of water.avoid soda,ice water.use a humidifier at night.if no fever,keep hydrating urself.drink hot or green tea 5-8 times a day.buy vicks and apply to cheeks,forehead and throat at night.take hot showers often.if no help,see MD ...Read more

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I've had a cough for like a week. I woke up yesterday spitting bloody mucus and Having some bloody mucus on and off all day. I'm fine today tho. What is it?

I've had a cough for like a week. I woke up yesterday spitting bloody mucus and Having some bloody mucus on and off all day. I'm fine today tho. What is it?

Bronchitis: Most common cause of bloody sputum with cough is Bronchitis. Given the fact that its lasted for shortwhile its most likely bronchitis. If symptoms persist and new symptoms start something serious will be suspected. ...Read more

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Went 2doctor 4 white spot in throat & slightly bloody mucus Prior symptoms b4were consistent backpain. Was prescribed meds &now have cough when exhale?

Went 2doctor 4 white spot in throat & slightly bloody mucus Prior symptoms b4were consistent backpain. Was prescribed meds &now have cough when exhale?

What is question: You are not specific about what you need help with. Did you see a ENT surgeon and get a thorough exam with fiber optic laryngoscopy? This is what needs to be done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more