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Coughing Up Specks Of Blood In Mucus
I have ocassonal specks of blood in mucus, no cough and an ocassional dry nose
No alergis that im aware off, no chest pain.
Exam/x-ray: Please get examined and if needed get an x-ray. The specks may be from small broken blood vessels in your nose or throat, possibly a lung involvement. Please get examined ASAP. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: You need to have an evaluation by your doctor to find out what's going on. ...Read more
I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?
A month of ...: ...persistent cough is something that should be looked in to. Most often this is due to your airways being inflamed when they were fighting a virus. Sometimes this reactivity of your airways after an infection is the first sign you have asthma. The bit of blood may be a little blood vessel trauma from forceful coughing. It is time to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps; take care:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lost my hunger ...only little eating since +3 weeks also last 1 week i have smooth cough with mucus...now i have blood in mucus at morning?
From 0 to 60----: It could be nothing OR it could be something. If you have risk factors for any type of lung cancer such as smoking, or inhalation of second hand smoke from those around you, work, etc. then, this could be important. You should capture some mucus in a sterile jar 3 times and see if you can find any more blood and take that in to your doctor for analysis. Chest X-ray to be done as well. ...Read more
Not unusual: It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and reduce the need to cough or clear throat as much. If you are getting a teaspoon or more of blood/ bloody mucus when you cough or clear your throat, you should see you primary doctor promptly. ...Read more
Recently, when I cough, I get the taste of iron but there's no blood in the mucus. My health is good. What could it be?
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