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Dr. Viswanath Chinta
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I've had a cough for like a week. I woke up yesterday spitting bloody mucus and Having some bloody mucus on and off all day. I'm fine today tho. What is it?

Dr. Viswanath Chinta
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I've had a cough for like a week. I woke up yesterday spitting bloody mucus and Having some bloody mucus on and off all day. I'm fine today tho. What is it?

Bronchitis: Most common cause of bloody sputum with cough is Bronchitis. Given the fact that its lasted for shortwhile its most likely bronchitis. If symptoms persist and new symptoms start something serious will be suspected. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Joshua Scharf
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
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This morning i woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today i had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.

Dr. Joshua Scharf
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
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You : You need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist in short order. Although bloody mucous can be benign secondary to bloody nose dripping into your throat ordue to local irritation/trauma in the throat from dry mucosa, coughing, gagging, or throat clearing, your history of smoking warrants a thorough evaluation of the nose, mouth, pharynx, and larynx (and possibly the lungs) to rule out more serious causes of bloody mucous. If the blood is determined to be from the nose (epistaxis) your physician will counsel you on treatments to decrease the risk of continued bleeding, and may even treat you in the office. If there are other reasons for your bleeding additional testing and/or therapies may be needed, but it is imperative to have a qualified ENT examine you. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. TED FEDER
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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This morning i spit up bloody mucus what could cause that?

Dr. TED FEDER
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
35 years in practice
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Many Possibilities: Spit up (from mouth) or cough up (from lungs)? Very different and important. If cough: you need to see an md and have this worked-up. Possibilites range from no big deal to very serious problems such as TB or malignancy. From mouth, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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My daughter keeps having chest pain when she coughs. What should I do? She spits out bloody mucus

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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My daughter keeps having chest pain when she coughs.  What should I do?  She spits out bloody mucus

Bloody mucus: Take your daughter to the doctor or the ER. Coughing up blood is a serious matter and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Help! After a rather large sneezing attack, I started to spit up bloody mucus, not just strands a good amount please help, back or throat hurts?

Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Help! After a rather large sneezing attack, I started to spit up bloody mucus, not just strands a good amount please help, back or throat hurts?

Probably not serious: Sounds like you may have irritated the throat or burst a small blood vessel. If the bleeding persists then go to urgent care for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Armando Russo
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
38 years in practice
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What cause spit blood and bloody mucus from vagina?

Dr. Armando Russo
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
38 years in practice
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What cause spit blood and bloody mucus from vagina?

Many reasons: Infections, bruses, polyps (small benign growths), etc can cause what you are describing. ...Read more

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Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Hi - I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Over the past few days I have spit up a bloody mucus first thing in the morning. This has probably happened 5 times. There is also bloody residue in my nose. It is not large volume and only first thing in morning. Weather is ch

Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Hi - I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Over the past few days I have spit up a bloody mucus first thing in the morning. This has probably happened 5 times. There is also bloody residue in my nose. It is not large volume and only first thing in morning. Weather is ch

Nasal bleeding: You probably have very dry nasal passages and with the weather changes you are getting some blood. Use some saline nasal spray and put a humidifier on to decrease the dryness in your nose. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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I have sinus drainage in back of throat and when I clear my throat I spit out green bloody mucus. Is this a indication of a sinus infection or cold?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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I have sinus drainage in back of throat and when I clear my throat I spit out green bloody mucus. Is this a indication of a sinus infection or cold?

#1 Sinus infection: When mucus is not clear or white, you've probably got infection. The green tells me it's been awhile and blood that it's very badly irritated. See a doctor - I'm cautious w/ antibiotics but this is a green light. Clear it up and discuss ways to prevent recurrence. It's why your face hurts too. You'll feel much better soon - call ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Briney
Board Certified, Dentistry
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What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody ?

Dr. Jeffrey Briney
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
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What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody ?

Sinus issues?: There could be me many different issues going on but the most common are Sinus Infections. I would highly recommend seeing a physician for an exam and determine the true nature of the problem. Simple antibiotics could clear it up. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I suddenly got the taste of blood in my mouth and spat up bloody mucus. Slight red in spit but then otherwise white spit. No bronchitis/pnuemonia, help?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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I suddenly got the taste of blood in my mouth and spat up bloody mucus. Slight red in spit but then otherwise white spit. No bronchitis/pnuemonia, help?

Needs to be checked: Taste of blood in mouth can come from bleeding from gums or stomach or esophagus you should check first with your dentist and if that is ok, you need to consult a gastroenterologist to find out if it is coming from upper GI tract.At 18 yrs age if it is one time occurrence and no other symptoms than it may be nothing serious. ...Read more

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