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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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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

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My mucus is really dark green, what's this mean?

My mucus is really dark green, what's this mean?

Mucus color: Typically the color of your mucus represents what is happening with the bacteria that is trapped there. When you first get ill its a yellow color often, and then changes to green as your body starts to fight infection. Viral infections tend to be more of a clear color. Other possible reasons- but this is the most common. ...Read more

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I have bright read bloody mucus after lying down that goes after sitting up?

I have bright read bloody mucus after lying down that goes after sitting up?

Female? Vaginal?: If you have been lying flat for a prolonged period, then blood can pool in the vagina. When standing up, gravity allows this to drain. If you are not female or this is not about vaginal discharge then please clarify and re-ask question. ...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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Internal hemmorroids cause bloody mucus?

Mostly No: While hemorrhoids that incur significant prolapse can cause bleeding and mucus, that occurs with moderate prolapse of the tissue. I typically associate bloody mucus with spme form of proctitis. This can be infectious or inflammatory and can represent only the tip of the iceberg. You need to be evaluated by a GI or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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My grandma has bloody mucus on her urine what can that mean?

See a Dr.: It sounds like your grandmother should go see the doctor. She may have a bladder infection that is causing some blood but usually it is not full of mucus. The blood may not be coming from the urine so she needs to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I snorted up red, thick bloody mucus. Should I be concerned?

Red mucus: Was it your own or someone elses. if your own need to find our why it is bloody. If from someone else ask if they have HIV. ...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