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'what''s it mean to be coughing up mucus with a little blood?'

'what''s it mean to be coughing up mucus with a little blood?'

Hemoptysis: This is very serious. You want to see a lung specialist asap. Do not delay and do not proscrinate. Bronchoscopy may become useful. ...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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My throat and ears hurt bad I've coughed up yellow mucus with little blood streaks in it. What could it be?

My throat and ears hurt bad I've coughed up yellow mucus with little blood streaks in it. What could it be?

Likely : Upper respiratory tract infections commonly caused by viruses. Respiratory distress or dizziness or inability to drink fluids or lethargy are warning signs for immediate medical assistance. Rehydration and symptoms relief treatments are mainstay of therapy. Lack of improvement and worsening of such conditions require evaluation ...Read more

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

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 am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days i've cough blood up too, i'm rather worried?

I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days i've cough blood up too, i'm rather worried?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of trauma to the lungs (hard coughing). ...Read more

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I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it. Can a cold cause this?

I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it.  Can a cold cause this?

Or....: secondary infection on top of previous one. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, mild viral infections have mild symptoms. HOwever, they frequently cause irritation, breaks in the mucous linings, and predispose to have whatever germs that are there to grow, possibly invade, and cause a second (bacterial) infection that is helped by antibiotics. ...Read more

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High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?

High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?

Infection/spot: You need to follow up with your physician for a ct scan of your chest. It sounds like you have bronchitis or pneumonia; however, all bets are off in a smoker: get checked! ...Read more

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Im coughing up mucus an blood and I have migraines what is wrong?

Im coughing up mucus an blood and I have migraines what is wrong?

Sinusitis possible: Headaches and postnasal drainage can be symptoms of sinusitis, but a thorough ENT exam and chest xray are necessary to find the source of blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are coughing up mucus and spots of blood?

Lung problem : It could be a bronchitis, pneumonia, or something else. It is certainly worth getting checked out, especially if it has lasted for any length of time. Your primary doctor can provide a good evaluation and treatment plan, but may need to refer you to a specialist depending on the exact nature of your problem. ...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