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Sinus Drainage And Black Stool
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?
Possibly: Or you may be getting over a cold. As a cold improves the nasal secretions get thicker and a little yellow. If you are coughing up thick brown sputum with a deep cough i would be more concerned about a bacterial pneumonia or possibly bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral and happens as the last part of a cold .If not improving see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plugged sinuses, blowing clear mucus.coughing up green mucus for 4 days. filled Azithromycin,not started. Green poop normal?!
Probably.: If you are taking over the counter cough and cold medicines, stop. They don't work and may change stool color, which is no big deal, but other side effects of these meds may make you feel crummier than if you did not take them! See http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo and save your money! After 5 days of colored mucus with no decrease in color, go ahead and try the antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: The classic sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed is dark blackish tarry stool called "melena". It is usually looser, sticky and has a characteristic smell. Dark green stool usually related to diet rich in green vegetables. If you have other symptoms check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Neither is normal. Black stools can be due to pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) use or from blood arising from a source in your stomach. Green urine could be the result of some food coloring agents or medications/vitamins you are taking. Either way they should be investigated for underlying causes. ...Read more
Persistent thick dark green mucus from nose. One blocked nostril, sinus pain. 3 rounds of antibiotics. Just viral and wait it out? Been 2mths
Doesn't sound viral: Presuming you were on appropriate antibiotics, it sounds like you have chronic sinusitis. You might consider seeing an ear/nose/throat specialist (otorhinolaryngologist) to help determine if an anatomical issue such as a nasal polyp or a foreign body is responsible for the persistent infection. Good luck! ...Read more
Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands,hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?
Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more
Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?
Bright yellow stool followed by black stool followed by tannish color stool. All diarrhea. all looked like had littlewhite worms as well. Er or no?
Primary care: No. You do not have an emergency. You have a primary care problem. Contact your family doctor for instructions. ...Read more
What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.
How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.
Like red wine?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. Consider what supplements you consume regularly, foods frequently eaten, or any other ingestants or medications taken (a lot of red-colored beverages?). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many need to see Dr.: If these occurred just today then you could wait as see how you feel tomorrow. If this has been going on for a while then I suggest that you see your doctor. The color of the nasal discharge is not that important but if you have sinus pain you could have an infection. Color of diarrhea reflect what you have been eating or could be caused by other problems. ...Read more
Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?
Viral infection: Symptoms are typical of any number of viral upper respiratory infections. These are almost always normal symptoms and not a cause for alarm. They can last on average from 7 to 14 days. Treatment is symptomatic and can include decongestants, saline rinses and time. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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