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What would cause me to have green mucus diarrhea all slime I have not had a fever but I vomited once yesterday with continuous nausea today I am eatin?

What would cause me to have green mucus diarrhea all slime I have not had a fever but I vomited once yesterday with continuous nausea today I am eatin?

Gastroenteritis: It sounds like you have gastroenteritis. This could be a viral infection, a bacterial infection, or from a toxin. Depending on how your symptoms are I would avoid milk and milk products. If this illness process you need to discuss this with your physician ...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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Coughing up green mucus, sneezing, upset stomach, diarrhea, wheezing do I have an upper respiratory infection?

Coughing up green mucus, sneezing, upset stomach, diarrhea, wheezing do I have an upper respiratory infection?

Most likely: You have a respiratory infection, although without further history and physical exam I can't rule out a lower respiratory infection (in your lungs) also. Do you have a history of asthma? I always recommend seeing a Dr if you have unexplained wheezing or if the wheezing doses not improve with asthma meds! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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6 1/2 mo old diarreha, thick green mucus running out of nose. Diagnosis / suggestions / advice?

6 1/2 mo old diarreha, thick green mucus running out of nose. Diagnosis / suggestions / advice?

Viral Diarrhea: Probably viral. Pedialyte for each diarrhea to replace loss, calculate amount according to loss, approx. 2-4 ounces for each diarrhea. Give bananna, rice, applesauce, yogort. Continue if you are breast feeding.
For nasal drainage- saline nasal drops 4-5 in each nostril & suck with bulb syringe.

Crackels in lungs needs evaluation by pediatrician; can be RSV & other viral/bacterial cause. ...Read more

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A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

See doctor: A 3 month old should be see for that. It could be an infection or a problem with diet. See the doctor due to the baby's age. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's in my upper and middle ileum - I have been having the usual flare up pain and diarrhea but also very green mucus - and quite a bit? Help

I have Crohn's in my upper and middle ileum - I have been having the usual flare up pain and diarrhea but also very green mucus - and quite a bit? Help

Possible infection: Chrohn`s disease affects everyone differently and you know your body better than any physician. Many patients know when they are having a flare and can tough it out or know when they need to see their doctor. It sounds like you are having a new symptom of green mucus which can be normal for a flare up but also may be a sign of an overriding infection. If your symptoms worsen see your doctor. ...Read more

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2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.

Diarrhea: When red meat is not cooked properly or is kept in the refrigerated condition for a long time, the possibility of diarrhea increases manifold. Consumption of red meat that is infected with a bacterium called Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of food poisoning.
Maybe he should get a stool culture. Keep him well hydrated and if there is fever, and diarrhea continues go to the ER. ...Read more

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Had a cold for a couple of weeks with light to semi green mucus with light stomach ach after eat and some diarrhea, need antibiotic or fluids and rest?

Had a cold for a couple of weeks with light to semi green mucus with light stomach ach after eat and some diarrhea, need antibiotic or fluids and rest?

Green phlegm: The cold was virus. Now your phlegm is green which means bacterial infection. You should see your doctor for cbc, cxr, sputum for c;s and possible antibiotic before it becomes full blown pneumonia. You need fluid and rest along with above advice. Thanks. ...Read more

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Chills with no fever last night also with headache today mucus filled loose stool yesterday was diarrhea with green mucus also having nausea?

Chills with no fever last night also with headache today mucus filled loose stool yesterday was diarrhea with green mucus also having nausea?

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is vital it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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What's the difference between yellow mucus and green mucus?

What's the difference between yellow mucus and green mucus?

Phlegm color: There is no difference per se. Phlegm is a mix of sloughed lining cells, white blood cells, mucus, bacteria, etc. The color of mucus tells you how much inflammation is present. The significance of phlegm color is limited if any. ...Read more

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Been coughing up green mucus and blood for a few days now! ?

Been coughing up green mucus and blood for a few days now! ?

Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have thick green mucus to come out of you girl part.

Is it normal to have thick green mucus to come out of you girl part.

Infection: Any sort of discharge is considered an infection unless proven otherwise. Seek medical care. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more

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My 14 month old son has had a cough and green mucus for over 2 months. What could it be?

My 14 month old son has had a cough and green mucus for over 2 months. What could it be?

Many things: First to consider is cystic fibrosis. Other illnesses and conditions may also be present, such as asthma, reflux, esophageal fistula, or immune disorders. This child should see her pediatrician for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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Does a productive cough for past 2 weeks with clear and green mucus mean anything specific?

Does a productive cough for past 2 weeks with clear and green mucus mean anything specific?

Depends.: Depends on what other symptoms you might be having. But a lot of time when sick with a cold or flu or virus or infection of some sort a cough may usually linger for a while. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

You Are Ill: You are ill. You have a cough and you are producing purulent sputum. You need to be seen by your physician urgently. That is what this means. ...Read more

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I'm coughing up green mucus and my chest is starting to hurt more everyday! What do you suggest?

Visit the doctor: These could indicate sinusitis or even pneumonia or they could come with a viral flu, but it is definitely time to get it checked out' as you are now having chest pain. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up green mucus for five years now, I can't do regular normal functions without coughing until I can't breath, what wrong with me?

I have been coughing up green mucus for five years now, I can't do regular normal functions without coughing until I can't breath, what wrong with me?

Chronic bronchitis..: The symptoms you describe are likely due to chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It is usually due to smoking which causes this chronic inflammation. If you still smoke, you need to quit to decrease the airway inflammation. See your doctor as there are treatments to control symptoms. There is no cure. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

This may be an: Infection if it is a discharge. Obtain med eval. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am coughing up blueish green mucus.

What does it mean if I am coughing up blueish green mucus.

Sputum: The cause of the coloration of the mucous suggests that you may be having growth of a pigment producing bacteria like Pseudomonas in your upper respiratory tract. Hopefully you do not have other symptoms, since although rare, this organism can produce outpatient acquired lung infection. If you smoke, stop. If this continues make a list of all symptoms and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have rhinitis should I be coughing and bringing up green mucus?

I have rhinitis should I be coughing and bringing up green mucus?

Not usual: For simple allergies to cause your symptoms. You would need an evaluation by your doctor for worsening upper or lower respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What causes mucus in a bm. I got 2 or 3half days without a bm and when I feel like I needa have one most times is a yellowish green mucus.

Inflammation: The presence of green mucus is usually an indication of an inflammatory process. The green color actually has been shown to be secondary to the breakdown of inflammatory cells such as white blood cells, macrophages and other normal cells in our body that fight inflammation and infection. Like (yuk) snot. If this has been going on for weeks, it's time to find out why. ...Read more

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Whenever I go to the toilet to pass urine when I wipe I get green mucus and then when I stand up it kinda just trickles out (about teaspoon amounts)?

? Infection: Sound like you should be evaluated by a physician. Green mucus discharge is not normal. Also, urine leakage is not normal for a 19 year old. You might have an infection. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

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Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more