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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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