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Chunky red mucus blood, is this implantation?

Chunky red mucus blood, is this implantation?

Maybe: You need to check a pregnancy test. If it is positive, then this might be the case. Regardless, if the test is positive, call your doctor! ...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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I have bright red mucus discharge coming out. When I wipe And more when I move around what is it?

I have bright red mucus discharge coming out. When I wipe And more when I move around what is it?

Discharge: it is not clear to me where this discharge is coming from. If from your vagina, when is your period, your last no period. Need more information. ...Read more

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Red mucus eye itching an watering lots of mucus ?

Red mucus eye itching an watering lots of mucus ?

Conjunctivitis: Sound like you have pink eye it could be viral or allergic. Try Orc slaw at eye drops and Claritin (loratadine) pill if not better see your doctor ...Read more

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After 1 weeks menstrual ended, when pass urine there is a pink or sometime red mucus coming out..after urine,there is some blood stain whn wiping..

After 1 weeks menstrual ended, when pass urine there is a pink or sometime red mucus coming out..after urine,there is some blood stain whn wiping..

This can be: challenging. The fact that you notice this most often after urination means that you must be most suspicious that there is some type of bloody discharge coming from the urethra/urinary tract. This could be simple inflammation of the urethra--urethritis--or an indicator of infection or other problem in the bladder or kidneys. It needs evaluation and testing. See your Doctor soon/now:) ...Read more

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I have dark red mucus from blowing my nose. What is the cause of this?

I have dark  red mucus from blowing my nose. What is the cause of this?

Hard to say.: Red colored mucus may be something benign such as a superficial blood vessel opening up when you blow your nose. But it could more serious and could represent an autoimmune disease such as wegener's granulomatosis. You need a rhinological (nose) exam with an endoscope to make an appropriate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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One of my nostrils keeps bleeding. And it's not a normal bleed. It is a thick red mucus. There is no pain. Any ideas?

One of my nostrils keeps bleeding. And it's not a normal bleed. It is a thick red mucus. There is no pain. Any ideas?

Get checked: This isn't normal. It would be a good idea for you to be seen by an ENT doc that can observe the area with a scope to see what's happening. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Light period in june, nothing in july except a little red mucus for 3 days and a light period early this month. Gained 6 lbs in 2 mo?

Light period in june, nothing in july except a little red mucus for 3 days and a light period early this month. Gained 6 lbs in 2 mo?

Take a preg test!: I am assuming that you are asking this question because you are sexually active and worried about possible pregnancy. If this is the case, then check a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, then the problem is that you are not ovulating regularly. When this occurs, your cycles are irregular and unpredictable, and sometimes absent. Weight gain can be the cause or the result what is going on. ...Read more

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My period was suppose to be on july 13 but today there was bright red mucus when i went to the bathroom this morning what could it be? Is it normal

My period was suppose to be on july 13 but today there was bright red mucus when i went to the bathroom this morning what could it be? Is it normal

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My period is 6 days late and I have took 2 test and both have said negative.And tonight I just noticed a brownish/ red mucus blood! What does it mean?

My period is 6 days late and I have took 2 test and both have said negative.And tonight I just noticed a brownish/ red mucus blood! What does it mean?

That is older: blood mixed with other secretions. When blood is brown it is usually older blood from the uterus. You may be starting a late period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug > ...Read more

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Period ended on Wednesday. Sunday once dark red/brown blood was noticed when wiped. Today bright red/mucus blood is coming out. Not sexually active?

Period ended on Wednesday. Sunday once dark red/brown blood was noticed when wiped. Today bright red/mucus blood is coming out. Not sexually active?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, i've been taking rectals. Worry?

My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, i've been taking rectals. Worry?

Not too concerning: There are several causes of bright red color in the stool. He may have a small irritation of the anus due to hard stools, more frequent stools, or the rectal temperature assessments. Apply a small amount of vaseline or a;d ointment to help the area heal. Bright red food colors can also show up in the stool (gatorade, koolaid), so you may want to avoid those for now. If it worsens, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Red color may be: related to dyes in cough syrup. Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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I think i'm pooping blood, but it looks more like red mucus. What is this? It's just red and looks thicker than liquid with yellowish mucus with it.

I think i'm pooping blood, but it looks more like red mucus. What is this? It's just red and looks thicker than liquid with yellowish mucus with it.

See your doctor!: Pooping blood and mucus is not normal, and could signify some conditions which need treatment. Otherwise it could get worse. Inflammatory bowel diseases can produce diarrhea with blood and mucus like this. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Be well. ...Read more

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I found bloody mucus from anus followed by gas it was dark red mucus ihad a colonscopy 9moths before due to same prob and result were internal piles?

I found bloody mucus from anus followed by gas it was dark red mucus ihad a colonscopy  9moths before due to same prob and result were internal piles?

Maybe not hemorrhoid: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain +/- pruritis (itching) from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, please seek evaluation to be certain. ...Read more

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Thick red mucus comes from the back of my nose. Not on any nasal meds and no broken skin. I have rhinitis. Any ideas why i have blood coming out?

Thick red mucus comes from the back of my nose. Not on any nasal meds and no broken skin. I have rhinitis. Any ideas why i have blood coming out?

Not really: but I don't think it's a good sign. Potentially you could have so much inflammation from chronic rhinitis that there is some actual bleeding, but this is fairly uncommon. The use of prescribed intranasal steroids or drugs of abuse can cause this, but you say you aren't taking those. You need to see an ENT specialist and have her/him take a good look with a scope into the back of your nose. ...Read more

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I'm having really odd discharge a week before my period Is this normal? I'm on the mini pill and had sex a week ago. It's like pink/red mucus.

I'm having really odd discharge a week before my period Is this normal? I'm on the mini pill and had sex a week ago. It's like pink/red mucus.

Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Had frequent sex, irregular period 28-37 days period. Now boobs sharp pain & whitish thick mucus from vaginal. Now abit red mucus, could I be preg?

Had frequent sex, irregular period 28-37 days period. Now boobs sharp pain & whitish thick mucus from vaginal. Now abit red mucus, could I be preg?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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I am 16 and I am pooping nothing but light to dark red mucus. Only has been one day and i took stool softeners that night. Is it anything serious?

I am 16 and I am pooping nothing but light to dark red mucus. Only has been one day and i took stool softeners that night. Is it anything serious?

Red Stool: Anytime you have mucous and red stools you must be see a physician as this could represent blood in your stools and that is a danger sign. ...Read more

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The past few mornings I have spitting up hard chunks of red mucus. I have recently recovered from a chest infection and currently have the cold/flu. ?

The past few mornings I have spitting up hard chunks of red mucus. I have recently recovered from a chest infection and currently have the cold/flu. ?

Klebsiella pneumonia: Your recent pneumonia was probably caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae, which causes destructive changes to lungs via inflammation and hemorrhage with cell death (necrosis) that sometimes produces a thick, bloody, mucoid sputum (currant jelly sputum). The bacteria is a Gram-negative, encapsulated, facultative anaerobic, bacterium. Evaluation by your physician is needed for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Nonsmoker, 19, have had a severely swollen throat for past few days. This morning spit up hard brown and red mucus. No coughing. Neg strep & flu test?

Nonsmoker, 19, have had a severely swollen throat for past few days. This morning spit up hard brown and red mucus. No coughing. Neg strep & flu test?

Viral infection: With a negative throat culture this is most likely a viral infection of the throat and upper respiratory tract. If cough deepens and /or fever, sweats develop, have a physician examine you. ...Read more

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Four days early for my period but it's not like a period i woke up cramping but when i wiped it was red mucus like and i was nauseous with sore breast?

Four days early for my period but it's not like a period i woke up cramping but when i wiped it was red mucus like and i was nauseous with sore breast?

An early period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more