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I'm having weird rust colored thick post nasal drip, its not red spots, but as if the mucus was produced red. Should I be worried?

I'm having weird rust colored thick post nasal drip, its not red spots, but as if the mucus was produced red. Should I be worried?

Duration: If you have had these symptoms for more than 10 days or they are getting more severe, you need to see a doctor to rule out a bacterial sinus infection or whatever else which may cause this discolored discharge. ...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 a heavy post nasal drip and a scratchy feeling in throat since last night. This morning, I spit out mucous with dark red/rust colored spots. Should I be worried?

I have a heavy post nasal drip and a scratchy feeling in throat since last night. This morning, I spit out mucous with dark red/rust colored spots. Should I be worried?

Scratchy throat: The mucus from your post nasal drip is irritating your throat. The dark red blood is old blood possibly due to old irritation of your sinuses and nostrils. Living in florida in a highly allergic area it might be worthwhile for you to get n allery workup. ...Read more

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I found tiny rust colored worms on my mattress what do I do if they went in my nose?

I found tiny rust colored worms on my mattress what do I do if they went in my nose?

See below: The worms are probably not worrisome for parasitic attack or infection. If the worm crawls into your nose, symptoms would be like having a foreign object inside:
•constant nasal discharge from one nostril.
•foul odor. Pus or blood drains from a nostril.
•pain, swelling, and/or tenderness.
See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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My fecal matter is rust colored. Should I go see my doctor about it?

My fecal matter is rust colored. Should I go see my doctor about it?

Would not hurt: It is difficult to know what you mean by rust colored. If you have any doubt that you may be bleeding in your intestine, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a orange rust colored circular spot diameter of pencil on bottom of foot?

Should I be concerned about a orange rust colored circular spot diameter of pencil on bottom of foot?

Yes...: If a new colored lesion has suddenly appeared on the foot, see a podiatrist for a simple biopsy to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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What can lead to rust colored stools and swollen. Scrotum?

What can lead to rust colored stools and swollen. Scrotum?

Rusty stool/scrotum: Rust colored stools can be caused by blood in the intestines/rectum, diet/foods.

I'm not sure the rust colored stools would be related to the swollen scrotum.

Best to get an evaluation from a gastrointestinal doctor and urologist. ...Read more

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34 female. Oily (rust-colored), foul smelling diarrhea after eating tonight. Been having some mild nausea after eating this past week. What's wrong?

34 female. Oily (rust-colored), foul smelling diarrhea after eating tonight. Been having some mild nausea after eating this past week. What's wrong?

Acute diarrhea: You are undergoing an episode of acute diarrhea. Which can be from infections;viral, bacterial, fungal, food intolerance, usually go away in few days.
Acute, watery diarrhea is usually caused by a virus (viral gastroenteritis.) Medications such as antibiotics and drugs that contain magnesium products are also common offenders. Recent dietary changes can also lead to acute diarrhea. These include intake of coffee, tea, colas, dietetic foods, gums or mints that contain poorly absorbable sugars. Acute bloody diarrhea suggests a bacterial cause like Campylobacter, Salmonella or Shigella. Eating contaminated foods such as ground beef or fresh fruit can cause diarrhea due to E.coli 0157:H7. Diarrhea associated with recent antibiotic use suggests an infection with Clostridium difficile.
Most episodes of acute diarrhea resolve quickly and without antibiotic therapy with simple dietary modifications. See a doctor if you feel ill, have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain or diarrhea lasting more than 48 hours.
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I've been experiencing a rust colored discharge. How do I make it stop? Last month, I was on a birth control that had me bleed for the whole month, when they were over I menstruated normally and then the discharge started to happen. It went away for abo

I've been experiencing a rust colored discharge. How do I make it stop? Last month, I was on a birth control that had me bleed for the whole month, when they were over I menstruated normally and then the discharge started to happen. It went away for abo

It: It may be that you need a different formula of birth control pills, with a different combination of estrogen/progesterone. Hormone balance can affect spotting which is what I suspect your discharge is. I am very glad that you had a complete medical evaluation. It would be reasonable to call the physician who saw you and ask about your birth control preparation. Also, the antibiotics can affect the efficacy of the birth control pills. ...Read more

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Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?

Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?

Its possible: Rough, thick skin on the finger tips with cracks and discoloration can be related to repeated exposure to chemicals/dry environment. This can also be seen is polymyositis and dermatomyositis which are autoimmune diseases involving primarily the muscles and skin respectively. ...Read more

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I have pcos and take metformin. I am 6dpo and had rust colored spotting last night till this morning. Could this be implantation bleeding?

I have pcos and take metformin. I am 6dpo and had rust colored spotting last night till this morning. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Maybe: It could be implantation bleeding, but this could also be just premenses spotting, which is not uncommon. If you are pregnant, a pregnancy test would already be positive. A home pregnancy test will work just fine if you follow the instructions. ...Read more

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

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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I have soft mucus in my nose from a long time plz tell what should I do.

I have soft mucus in my nose from a long time plz tell what should I do.

Any allergy symptoms: Like itchy, sneezy nose? If so, the mucus could be from Hay Fever/Allergies. A trial of over the counter antihistamines would be in order. Ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. Also ask about the use of a Netty Pot to help with mucus removal and flushing out of the sinuses. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have thick clear mucus running from nose with no cold?

Allergies???: It could be that you have been exposed to an allergin and your body has reacted in this way. Mine is ragweed season. You could try zyrtec (cetirizine) 10mg daily (works wonders for me) and see if this helps. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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What the heck is going on? My mucus runs freely from my nose for hours on end. How do I stop this?

What the heck is going on? My mucus runs freely from my nose for hours on end. How do I stop this?

Please see a Doc: Please see a doc to make sure this is indeed nasal or sinus mucus. If it is, I am sure he will have a workup and plan for you. ...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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When I sit or lay down, my nose is stopped up with mucus when I get up to blow my nose, the mucus goes away why is that?

When I sit or lay down, my nose is stopped up with mucus when I get up to blow my nose, the mucus goes away why is that?

Stuffy nose: When you lower your head, the turbinates (normal structures in your nose) will swell, but they will go down in size when you are upright. During an infection, we have people prop up their heads to minimize this type of stuffiness. ...Read more

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Mucus on back of nose when waking up?

Mucus on back of nose when waking up?

Post nasal: Drip is very common and usually due to nasal allergies. What is your PILLOW made of???
Just a thought...
Hope it's helpful
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