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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 sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

I have sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

Post nasal drip: This is post nasal drip and is from uncontrolled nasal allergies. You need to have adequate control of your nasal congestion, see an allergist they can help you. ...Read more

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Almost choked on a ball of blood. Thin layer of clear mucus around in it but primarily bright, thick, blood reaking blood. Throat not sore. what's up?

Almost choked on a ball of blood. Thin layer of clear mucus around in it but primarily bright, thick, blood reaking blood. Throat not sore. what's up?

Look at nasopharynx: Bringing up blood with mucus suggests there is a source of bleeding from the head and neck area and not regurgitating blood from the stomach. Since there are no symptoms related to the throat refered to as oropharynx I suspect the problem is bleeding behind the nose in the nasopharynx. If persistent this can be defined with a transnasal laryngoscopy catheter and a bleeding site cauterized ...Read more

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My fiancé has been having these mucus balls coming up from his throat and they smell bad, and he states that his throat bothers him a lot.

Mucus balls: Mucus balls may be coming from his sinuses. He may have apost nasal drip voming from his chronic sinus condition. He shoild consult his physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Constantly spitting up balls of white/yellow mucus. Sore throat over year. Cobblestone throat. Tried allergy, acid reflux, steriod meds No help. ?

Pulmonary infection: HIV may be associated with lung infection from opportunistic organisms which do not usually make healthy people ill. Consult your infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down ?

I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down ?

Post nasal drip: That is where u would see mucous drip down from a post nasal drip. Take some warm tea with lemon and honey. It will probably remove the mucous and soothe your throat. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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