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Had a bad cold for about 8 days. Past few days it's got worse and im coughing up blood and green/grey mucus and there's blood in my snot. What's wrong?

Had a bad cold for about 8 days. Past few days it's got worse and im coughing up blood and green/grey mucus and there's blood in my snot. What's wrong?

Coughing: You have a post nasal drip.The mucus is eroding the blood vessels in the nose causing the mucus to be blood tinged. If after another couple of days you are no better consult your physician because you probably have sinusitis from where the post nasal drip is coming from. ...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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What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

You Are Ill: You are ill. You have a cough and you are producing purulent sputum. You need to be seen by your physician urgently. That is what this means. ...Read more

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I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.

I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.

Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you(family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more

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I am getting over my cold. But i still have this bad cough. Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up.Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too ?

I am getting over my cold. But i still have this bad cough. Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up.Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too ?

Exam and chest xray: You should be examined for severe bronchitis or possible pneumonia. Never ignore bloody expectoration. A chest film and antibiotics are a logical suggestion. Stop smoking! ...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?

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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Been coughing up green mucus and blood for a few days now! ?

Been coughing up green mucus and blood for a few days now! ?

Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...Read more

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If you are coughing up yellow green mucus an has little blood is that bad?

Infection: Depends on how long this has been going on. If it is just recent, it may be a viral infection and a superimposed bacterial sinus or bronchial infection if it has been more than a week. See your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having chest, upper back, and throat pain. on occasions I've coughed up green mucus with blood as well as when I blow my nose. ?

I've been having chest, upper back,  and throat pain.  on occasions I've  coughed up green mucus with blood as well as when I blow my nose. ?

See your doctor.: You may well have a serious lung infection especially coughing up blood. The green mucous is concerning for some type of serious infection. See your doc and if you smoke try to stop. ...Read more

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How can I treat coughing up blood with mucus?

Blood with mucus: Needs to be worked up up. Could be an infection, tb, or cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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How do I stop coughing up blood-streaked mucus, and is it dangerous?

How do I stop coughing up blood-streaked mucus, and is it dangerous?

It must be worked ul: Persistent cough associated with blood needs to be worked up esp in a smoker or if associated with constitutional symptoms like fever , night sweats or weight loss. ...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


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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more