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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 have a mild headache, runny nose and a cough. When I cough sometimes mucus mixed with blood comes up, and everytime I blow my nose blood comes out.

I have a mild headache, runny nose and a cough. When I cough sometimes mucus mixed with blood comes up, and everytime I blow my nose blood comes out.

Coughing blood bad: Nose bleeds can not only drip out the front, but can also drip down the back and when that mucus is brought up it has bloody streaks. However, if the blood is truly being coughed from the lungs, it is very important to see a physician immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?

Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?

Nose or eye: There could be two reasons for this finding. First is that the trauma that you sustained could have also caused damage to the inner lying tissues of the nose or it can be due to the fact that the nasolacrimal duct which drains tears from our eye is draining blood from the eye. Either way you must see an ophthalmologist to get thoroughly examined. ...Read more

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Nose stuffy only at night and and in early morning in right nostril only with bright red blood in mucus no nose bleeds with slight sinus pressure?

Nose stuffy only at night and and in early morning in right nostril only with bright red blood in mucus no nose bleeds with slight sinus pressure?

Sounds sinus: The nasal passages get very dry and then with irritation such as blowing hard irritates the nostril andvruptures the small capillaries. Don't be so rough keep the sinus irrigated with steam ...Read more

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A black eye from hit. Bleed a bit from nose then stop. Eye has small red on the white back on the side. Mucus/saliva with small blood in mouth Spit. Er?

A black eye from hit. Bleed a bit from nose then stop. Eye has small red on the white back on the side. Mucus/saliva with small blood in mouth Spit. Er?

Need an eye exam.: It's prudent that you get examined by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. The small red spot that you are describing sounds like a sub conjunctival hemorrhage which is due to a blood vessel that was damaged under the white membrane of the eye. In itself it's not dangerous but trauma to the eye may be associated with glaucoma, retinal tear, blood in the anterior chamber known as hyphema, etc. ...Read more

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Hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. I was discharged. Since then, almost every time I blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. What to do?

Hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. I was discharged. Since then, almost every time I blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. What to do?

Be seen again: You need to let your doctor know right away that this is happening. You need to be checked again and further evaluated for damage from the head injury. I hope it is not serious! ...Read more

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Hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. I was discharged. Since then, almost every time I blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. What to do?

Hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. I was discharged. Since then, almost every time I blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. What to do?

Nasal saline: The bleeding is likely from the initial trauma. If there is no active bleeding, just blow gently. Use nasal saline to keep the mucus moving and the nose moist.

If the amount of bleeding increases, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a head cold yesterday and an oncoming cluster headache well today I blew a large blob of mucous out of nose and now blood clots.?

I woke up with a head cold yesterday and an oncoming cluster headache well today I blew a large blob of mucous out of nose and now blood clots.?

Nasal blood clots: A cold can erode the small blood vessels in the nose, but also the blood can congeal with the mucus to give you the clots you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What could be the problem if you blow your nose and the mucus comes with traces of blood?

What could be the problem if you blow your nose and the mucus comes with traces of blood?

Bloody mucus: Depends on the amount of blood. If just trace amounts then likely is due to your nose being dry and irritated, so when the crusted mucus is expelled it can irritate the small capillaries, leading to some blood. Try a little saline nasal spray or white petroleum jelly into the nose. ...Read more

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Nose mucus with a bit of blood is a sign of what?

Thanks for asking!: Usually dry irritated mucosa. Try using a cool mist vaporizer and don't have air blowing across you. If worsens get checked. ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in my mucus when I blow my nose?

Inflamed lining: There are a large amount of superficial blood vessels inside the nose and when the lining gets very irritated often there can be blood. You may have a sore or some other irritation in your nose that can be easily evaluated and treated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have blood in my mucus when I clean my nose. What does this mean?

I have blood in my mucus when I clean my nose. What does this mean?

Clean?: "Clean" your nose? Sounds like you're traumatizing your nasal lining. The interior of you nose does not need "cleaning". ...Read more

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Blood in my nose sometimes in my mucus. What will be my health problems?

Blood in my nose sometimes in my mucus. What will be my health problems?

Blood in secretions: This is probably not anything to worry about. It is probably due to dryness in your immediate surroundings. Try increasing the humidity on the humidifier of the furnace or get a vaporizer for the family room and any other room where you spend the majority of your day. Use some ointment in the nose on both sides. If it persists see the doctor to have them check the nose out. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that I always have blood in my nose along with the mucus?

Should I be concerned that I always have blood in my nose along with the mucus?

Bloody nasal mucus: You should have this checked with ENT doctor. This could simply be a dry nose, but could indicate nasal vestibulitis or that there is a lesion or growth in the nose. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use a neti pot after I blew my nose and there was a bit of blood in the mucus?

Probably: Sometimes there may be a little bit of irritated membrane in your nose with some dry blood or that oozes a bit of blood. It is unlikely that the netipot actually caused any bleeding. As long as there is not continued bleeding, it is probably not something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose some blood comes out with the mucus should I be worried? & what should I do to make it better?

When I blow my nose some blood comes out with the mucus should I be worried? & what should I do to make it better?

Dry air: During the colder, winter months the air both outside and inside is drier. This can lead to dry, cracked mucous membranes. A little blood occasionally when blowing your nose is nothing to worry about. If you have regular nosebleeds you should see your doctor. Either way, a humidifier to keep your home around 50% humidity is recommended. ...Read more

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I'm 22, a smoker I have been noticing streaks of blood in my mucus. Today there was quite a lot of blood, my nose has been dry and bleeding. Thoughts?

I'm 22, a smoker I have been noticing streaks of blood in my mucus. Today there was quite a lot of blood, my nose has been dry and bleeding. Thoughts?

I suspect the main: Cause of the blood is the dryness is your nose contributing to microscopic blood vessel injury, drainage down the back of your throat, and then observed in your respiratory secretions. Humidification and some petroleum jelly in the nose should help. But please don't take this as reassurance about your smoking...if you continue, there may come a time when the blood streaks are from lung cancer: ( ...Read more

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Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

No: If it is a simple closed head injury and the nose is not hit, you typically shouldn't have blood tinged mucus. Of course, if the nose is part of the point of impact during the head injury, then you will have blood in your mucus. Even if you were to have a severe head injury causing an epidural or subdural hematoma in your brain, you might not have blood in your mucus. ...Read more

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When I try to remove the mucus from my nose I get blood?

Blood vessels: The nasal passages are lined with blood vessels close to the surface. You are irritating the surface and causing bleeding. Be gentle. Breathing steamy vapor from shower should help clear mucus more easily. ...Read more

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What is the implication of having a blood stained mucus from the nose?

Trauma: The most common cause of nasal bleeding is trauma, either from aggressive blowing, rubbing the nose, or nose picking. It can also occur with some nasal sprays and occasionally with infection, nasoseptal perforation, or other nasal problems. If it persists, you should see your doctor for an examination of the nose. ...Read more

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If you pick your nose too much will it cause blood in your mucus that comes from your nose?

If you pick your nose too much will it cause blood in your mucus that comes from your nose?

Yes: You are irritating the mucus lining in your nose and causing it to bleed. Not a good habit. Not sanitary either. ...Read more

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I have bleedy nose. When I try to clean mucus I end up with blood all over this has been ongoing from 2 years?

I have bleedy nose. When I try to clean mucus I end up with blood all over this has been ongoing from 2 years?

See an ENT Doc: Two years of nasal bleeding? Please see an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist. There may be a chronic sinus infection going on, or even a tumor causing the bleeding, so it is imperative to get it properly looked into. Other reasons could be that you may have a bleeding/coagulation disorder, or are taking certain medications like antiinflammatories that can cause nose bleeds. See a physician! ...Read more

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Why do I have clotted blood in my mucus when I blow my nose?

Why do I have clotted blood in my mucus when I blow my nose?

Several: Could be as simple as dryness, viral infection, allergy, blood thinners, bacterial infection, deviated septum, septal perforations, tumors etc. Treatment depends on cause, so if 2-3 weeks of saline rinses followed by 3-4 drops of sesame oil 2-3 times daily don't help then see ent. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood in mucus after being punched in nose?

Is it normal to have blood in mucus after being punched in nose?

Yes: This signals some damage to the nose which may or may not require medication attention. ...Read more

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