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Dr. Viswanath Chinta
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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?

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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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


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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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.

This morning i woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today i had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.

See your doctor: Having blood in sputum (phlegm) is always worrisome, although much less so at your age, and may be related to the bloody nose. Smoking cessation would be my first thought, since it is likely a bronchitis, which is either caused by or worsened by smoking. Please talk to your doctor and strongly consider smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Dr. TED FEDER
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This morning i spit up bloody mucus what could cause that?

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
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My daughter keeps having chest pain when she coughs. What should I do? She spits out bloody mucus

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. Andrea Brand
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Dr. David Carl Houghton
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Dr. Armando Russo
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What cause spit blood and bloody mucus from vagina?

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. Lynne Weixel
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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?

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
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What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody ?

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
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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?

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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