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Doctor insights on: Dark Bloody Mucus

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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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Why is there clear sticky bloody mucus like dark brown color when u have you period? Mine is like that execpt it came 3 days late? Help!

Do not worry: This represents old blood (brown) that has taken its time to be released by your uterus. It is natural to have with virtually every mense. ...Read more

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I found bloody mucus from anus followed by gas it was dark red mucus ihad a colonscopy 9moths before due to same prob and result were internal piles?

I found bloody mucus from anus followed by gas it was dark red mucus ihad a colonscopy  9moths before due to same prob and result were internal piles?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more

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What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

Like red wine?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. Consider what supplements you consume regularly, foods frequently eaten, or any other ingestants or medications taken (a lot of red-colored beverages?). ...Read more

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What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I hit top of my head hard on metal last night and had a lot of bloody mucous this morning coming from my nose when I blew it very dark red in colour.

I hit top of my head hard on metal last night and had a lot of bloody mucous this morning coming from my nose when I blew it very dark red in colour.

Are you sleepy: My first question did you loose consciousness . My second question ,did you hit your nose while hitting your head. Nose bleed is not associated with any neurological event. If you start feeling sleepy too much. Or you start having any vision problem. Or start having any bleeding from the ears. Is start having bad headache. Or start having memory problem. GO AND SEE A DOCTOR. ...Read more