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This morning I spit up bloody mucus what could cause that?

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

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.

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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I am having chest pain, metallic taste in my mouth, back pain and I spit green mucus in the morning?

I am having chest pain, metallic taste in my mouth, back pain and I spit green mucus in the morning?

Chest pain: Metallic taste can be from infection (oral, tooth, gums, sinus), GERD, systemic disease, etc. Chest/back pain may be indicative of cardiac/lung problem, which may be much more serious. Please see both Physician and Dentist for evaluations. Symptoms my be coincidental, stemming from different causes. Go now. Read more

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Is having a little spit in mucus during the morning a serious cause for concern for a 30 yr old (smoker)? I have stoped for 2 days can I observe more?

Spit in mucus smoker: No it is not cause for concern if there is no blood in it.Smoking causes irritatin of the inner lining of bronchi and that produces phlegm or mucus and most smokers have that in the morning and some throughout the day. It is a good idea to stop smoking as you are only 30 years old. So good decision and stay of the cigarettes. Read more

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Every morning flem or mucus I spit out as soon as I wake lasting about a half hour to forty five minutes. I've had about 6mo. What could it be.

Every morning flem or mucus I spit out as soon as I wake lasting about a half hour to forty five minutes. I've had about 6mo. What could it be.

Productive cough: Productive cough of large amounts of phlegm esp early in the morning is characteristic for bronchiectasis. It might be chronic bronchitis as well esp if there is a long history of smoking. This needs to be evaluated by a specialist. Read more

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This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?

This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?

Get it checked.: Blood from any body site is a danger signal and should be checked. However in your case it may be from inflamed nasal passages with post nasal drip, inflamed gumbs, inflamed tonsils etc but you would most likely have symptoms. This is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor. Please get checked by your physician! Read more

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My 9 year old son is spitting mucus with blood in the morning. There is no coughing, or fever, and no one in the house smokes. Thank you?

My 9 year old son is spitting mucus with blood in the morning. There is no coughing, or fever, and no one in the house smokes. Thank you?

Other symptoms?: Is he having nasal congestion, sneezing as well? At this age is very common to have nasal irritation and capillary fragility which can cause some blood in nose that he could spit in the mornings due to the position of his head while sleeping. Very common with the cold weather. However, if he is having cough and symptoms happen during the rest of the day he needs to see his doctor for formal exam. Read more

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When I spit in the morning I see blood in mucus, less amount of blood every day? There is no cough and and pain. I had a chest X-Ray it was normal

Maybe from the nose: Mucous that is coughed up in the morning might not be from the chest. It could be from the sinuses, and dripping down into the throat. If the air is dry, or you are using nasal steroids, or have significant nasal congestion, the mucous from the nose and sinuses can be bloody. If you know the mucous is coming from your chest, then I suggest a chest CT, which will give more info than a chest xray. Read more

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I spit out brown mucus every morning but I am not a smoker and do not work in dusty environments this only started after I had a myringotomy in my ear?

I spit out brown mucus every morning but I am not a smoker and do not work in dusty environments this only started after I had a myringotomy in my ear?

Drainage: You had a myringotomy. The ear canal drains into the back of the throat. Every morning you are coughing out the ear fluid drainage. The drainage may continue and your hearing may also. Hope this helps. You can gargle with mouth wash or salt water for a week to see if it helps. Read more

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Sometimes when my throat is dry in the morning, I have brown mucus in my throat (I don't have any infection)when I spit it out, the dryness gets better?

Sometimes when my throat is dry in the morning, I have brown mucus in my throat (I don't have any infection)when I spit it out, the dryness gets better?

Bedside humidifier: Perhaps a bedside humidifier will help, however, you may have nasal obstruction or a low grade infection/inflammation. try irrigating with saline (purchased over the counter) for your nose. Read more

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Nonsmoker, 19, have had a severely swollen throat for past few days. This morning spit up hard brown and red mucus. No coughing. Neg strep & flu test?

Nonsmoker, 19, have had a severely swollen throat for past few days. This morning spit up hard brown and red mucus. No coughing. Neg strep & flu test?

Viral infection: With a negative throat culture this is most likely a viral infection of the throat and upper respiratory tract. If cough deepens and /or fever, sweats develop, have a physician examine you. Read more

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Woke this morning sore throat spitting up dark mucus now its clear and was thirsty could I have been dehydrated or getting sick chest have slight burn?

Woke this morning sore throat spitting up dark mucus now its clear and was thirsty could I have been dehydrated or getting sick chest have slight burn?

Acid reflux?: You could have had some acid reflux through the night that caused those symptoms. Or you could be developing a viral upper respiratory infection. Wait and see how the next 24 hours progress - if you get a fever, cough, runny nose then infection is more likely. Read more

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Sore throat. Spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. Had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. No cough or flu. Wad is it?

Sore throat. Spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. Had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. No cough or flu. Wad is it?

Respiratory virus: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see md. Read more

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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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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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