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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've been coughing up small yet thick globs of yellow mucus+blood, my throat hurts, and it made me vomit. What could this be and how can I treat it?

I've been coughing up small yet thick globs of yellow mucus+blood, my throat hurts, and it made me vomit. What could this be and how can I treat it?

Productive cough: Typically, a cough productive of colored sputum suggests infection. It could be coming from the lungs however most often, in non-smokers and young persons it is coming from a sinus infection. To make an accurate diagnosis a physical examination is needed. Sometimes nasal rinsing with saline will improve these symptoms. Products such as neilmed or netipot are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Got infection and I'm coughing mucus up with blood in it my throat has been raw?

Got infection and I'm coughing mucus up with blood in it my throat has been raw?

Infection: With your symptoms, you may need an antibiotic to help cure you, so see the Dr. to get treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a cold for about a 9 days. It is not going away. Green mucus from nose and throat. Blood in nose. Facial pain and cough. Sinus infection?

I have a cold for about a 9 days. It is not going away. Green mucus from nose and throat. Blood in nose. Facial pain and cough. Sinus infection?

Good chance: After nine days and with the facial pain developing, it is certainly possible that you have a sinus infection. Even so, it is still possibly viral if you are a non-smoker. I would see your doctor or urgent care tomorrow and in the meantime, try the neti-pot or nasal saline spray, ibuprofen and dayquil/nyquil. ...Read more

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38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

See doctor...: The possible etiologies for your symptoms include post-nasal drip and other sinus conditions as well as a throat problem, including infection. You need to be evaluated because blood in your mucous could be a sign of a serious disorder, including malignancy, although most of the time it is benign. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

See an ENT: Coughing blood is not normal and may suggest serious issues which rapid diagnosis and management may resolve effectively. Do not wait, but see somebody asap. ...Read more

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I've been coughing the past few days and I've had mucus in my throat, i just coughed up mucus with blood in it what does that mean?

I've been coughing the past few days and I've had mucus in my throat, i just coughed up mucus with blood in it what does that mean?

Many things: Possibly due to the trauma to the throat caused by coughing. There are tiny blood vessel get broken and mix with saliva. You may also have some small amount of bleeding in the upper digestive system or lungs. If you are smoking any substance, throat tissue gets irritated leading to higher risk of bleeding. If this persists see a doctor or if the bleeding worsens. ...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