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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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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, after sex lately I spot, dark brown mucus-like spotting yesterday, today it was red but went away. When I wipe its faint pink. Why?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, after sex lately I spot, dark brown mucus-like spotting yesterday, today it was red but went away. When I wipe its faint pink. Why?

Likely normal: Irregular spotting with depo-provera is a common side effect, but bleeding after sex can also be a sign of other problems, including cervical cancer. See your doctor to make sure and make sure to get regular pelvic exams and pap smears. ...Read more

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I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. Is it serio?

I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. Is it serio?

Irritated dry throat: May be from rhinitis nasal congestion/ inflammation, from dryness in air, warm dry heat. Put vasoline, to moisturize, on the inside tip of nose in AM and PM, gargle with salt water3x a day, suck on lemondrops. Drinkg 2.5-3.5 liter /day water /gatorade to be hydrated. I do not think it is serious, but do f/u with doctor /urgent care this week ...Read more

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I have a heavy post nasal drip and a scratchy feeling in throat since last night. This morning, I spit out mucous with dark red/rust colored spots. Should I be worried?

I have a heavy post nasal drip and a scratchy feeling in throat since last night. This morning, I spit out mucous with dark red/rust colored spots. Should I be worried?

Scratchy throat: The mucus from your post nasal drip is irritating your throat. The dark red blood is old blood possibly due to old irritation of your sinuses and nostrils. Living in florida in a highly allergic area it might be worthwhile for you to get n allery workup. ...Read more

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After my period I "spot" for a fair time after. Very dark almost black mucous when I wipe after I wee. This has been happening almost 4 yrs post bub?

After my period I "spot" for a fair time after. Very dark almost black mucous when I wipe after I wee. This has been happening almost 4 yrs post bub?

See your doctor: It have been happening too long without seeing a doctor, four years is a long time, see your GYN, YOU WILL GET EITHER ASSURED OR GET TREATED. ...Read more

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Why am I coughing up perfectly round balls of mucus with black spots all in it?

Black spots: The black spots could be small flecks of dried blood, inhaled particles, or fungus. Recommend having mucous ball cultured and examined under the microscope. ...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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I have pain in my left tonsil and weird discoloration spots that look somewhat like mucus but I'm not sure. What does this mean?

Need to be examined: The tonsils are very irregular in texture and appearance, and even variations in mucosal color. So, sometimes what you think is abnormal is really not. I examine a lot of young people with concerns like yours and usually it is not anything to worry about. However, get checked. ...Read more

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I have blood streaked mucus and sometimes even small spots of blood in it, that I cough up. I don't have a cold. What could be causing this?

Can be serious prob: There are many possibly causes including but not limited to tuberculosis, pneumonia, or tumor. Also other lung disease. Thus this symptom needs immediate evaluation b/c the possible diagnosis could be dangerous. Please make appoint with your doctor. ...Read more

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Stg 1/grd 1 mucus rght ovary tumor w/o stroma invasion '13/CA125 went from 26.9 to 31.2 on last test '15/Low dense spots found near right broad ligame?

Stg 1/grd 1 mucus rght ovary tumor w/o stroma invasion '13/CA125 went from 26.9 to 31.2 on last test '15/Low dense spots found near right broad ligame?

No mets: Gr1 without stromal invasion probably based on salpingo oophorectomy should be cured. Rt broad lig nodules probably inflammatory nodes. Ca 125 not good for dx but for monitoring. When ovary spreads the marker jumps several hundred points, not just 4. In 4 months repeat scan. If there is a significant change then bx needed but doubt this will occur. ...Read more

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I'm having weird rust colored thick post nasal drip, its not red spots, but as if the mucus was produced red. Should I be worried?

Duration: If you have had these symptoms for more than 10 days or they are getting more severe, you need to see a doctor to rule out a bacterial sinus infection or whatever else which may cause this discolored discharge. ...Read more

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I have noticed a cut in my tonsil, it doesn't hurt, its not swollen and there are no wihte spots, I have a yellow mucus on my throught and a bad breath?

I have noticed a cut in my tonsil, it doesn't hurt, its not swollen and there are no wihte spots, I have a yellow mucus on my throught and a bad breath?

Check with your Dr.: You should consider having this evaluated. Could be a sign of candidiasis or some other disorder. You may have to have your throat swabbed and checked to rule out some types of bacterial infection. Don't hesitate. Go while you still have the problem. Don't wait for it to potentially come back. ...Read more

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I have little white spots on my tonsils. Is it mucus? I have a possible chest cold like my mom. I have been coughing for about two weeks.

I have little white spots on my tonsils. Is it mucus? I have a possible chest cold like my mom. I have been coughing for about two weeks.

Possibly...: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection which could either be bacterial or viral. You may also have acute bronchitis which accounts for the "chest cold". You may have tonsillitis or even strep throat. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. You need a physical exam and possibly a throat culture. Good luck! ...Read more

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Coughing up bubbly mucus or something has brown spots thru out sometimes and sometimes clear. I have no runny nose?

Coughing up bubbly mucus or something has brown spots thru out sometimes and sometimes clear. I have no runny nose?

Ur symptom is: From bronchitis and is related to ur smoking. Muster courage and quit smoking before it's too late. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-bronchitis-basics http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/smoking. Html. ...Read more

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Stool paler than normal with mucus and white spots. Should I be worried? Had liver/pancreas blood tests done recently, normal results.

Stool paler than normal with mucus and white spots. Should I be worried? Had liver/pancreas blood tests done recently, normal results.

Stop worrying: If you feel generally well, are maintaining your weight, and can take part successfully in sports, then there's no reason to concern yourself with the vagaries of stool color and complexion. You describe some abdominal pain and you do need to find out whether this should be managed as functional bowel disease, or whether you have gallstones, or if there's any evidence it may be something else. ...Read more

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Also pain in right shoulder n back pain. I have really thick mucus with brown spots in it. Am tired all the time n so short of breath.

Pneumonia: You describe symptoms suggesting pneumonia. Was the chest Xray normal?
Would recommend that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) and cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough).

I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) and cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough).

Chronic cough: Hi
Sorry to hear you're having trouble. If you have chronic cough, which is cough lasting longer than 4-8 weeks, you need to be seen soon by your doctor. There are many causes to chronic cough, many of which are very easy to treat. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Tender breast and egg white cervical mucus two days ago with white spots in it. Is that normal?

Tender breast and egg white cervical mucus two days ago with white spots in it. Is that normal?

Vaginal Discharge: The two symptoms you describe are commonly seen after ovulation and before your period starts. They are due to hormonal changes and should pose no harm especially if things improve after your next period. ...Read more

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White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?

White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?

Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?

Many symptoms: It may sound strange but the first thing I think of is to have you go to the nearest Emergency facility. Please have someone drive you there.
Most likely they will take care of you but it is possible that they would discuss this with your primary doctor.

Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have minor headaches, sore throat, a slight fever, and I cough up this yellow/white thick mucus with spots of blood once every morning.

I have minor headaches, sore throat, a slight fever, and I cough up this yellow/white thick mucus with spots of blood once every morning.

Virus: Viral upper respiratory infections usually start in the throat, spread to the nose and in some cases down to the windpipe and bronchial tubes. If symptoms last longer than 10 days or with fever, shaking chills, sweats or worsening cough, antibiotics and a check up for pneumonia are advisable. Until then a mild cough syrup and gargling with warm salt water is soothing. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild fever helps. ...Read more